We did walk outside on Christmas Day as it was 39 degrees here. We walked at dusk last night too, but only twice this past week due to the Crud that has challenged my body, and I am walking about half the distance I was. For now.
I made Joel a natural creamer for his coffee as one of his gifts. It turned out quite well, but I had to laugh at the chaos that went with making it. I was not feeling so great last Tuesday, but Joel headed to the store last minute and so I knew it was my window of opportunity to get it made. Easy recipe, if your body and brain are working well.....I was making half a recipe and it was going great until I realized I had put the full amount of two ingredients in. So then I had to go back and put the full amount in of everything. I was trying to open more coconut milk, but our can opener makes it challenging to open anything first try. After using the can opener, I tried to pry the lid off, and it slipped and the coconut milk went all over me, the floor, the counter.....you get the picture. After cleaning that up I put what was needed in the food processor, but it was so full it shot out the hole in the top when I started it, so once again another mess to clean up. After getting it made I put it in jars and hide it in the fridge. Then I cleaned up the mess that was everywhere and got the food processor parts washed up and dried before Joel came home, so it looked like I did not use it. ALL this in about 30 minutes. The good news is that Joel loved the creamer and we had a good laugh over it later.
This past week God blessed us with at least 6 male Cardinals coming into the back yard with their mates. It was amazing. We decided they were probably heading home for the holidays and needed a break! So thankful they chose our yard for their pit stop!
I read a few fiction books this past week as I bonded with the sofa. (Ugh. Too much like the old days). Joel gave me Jan Karon's latest book about Father Tim for Christmas, which I am saving for now since I am reading a fiction book by Monica Ferris and I started the other book he gave me, "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed. The movie just came out starring Reese Witherspoon. Along with the non-fiction books on my end table, I think they total 7. Reading seven books at a time? Something is wrong with that picture.......so I now taking control of the situation and reading two at a time. One fiction, one non.
I have been feeling lately like everything I write is mundane or repetitive, so I am taking a "Blogation". I need to get into Scriptures more to study and meditate on what God desires for me with the written word and life in general.
Okay, maybe we are not on the beach
like my sister Jan and Lanny this Christmas
....and maybe I am not pondering life from a beach chair,
but blogation it is!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas filled with the love of family, friends, and good health.
Hugs from our corner of the world....
Until next time...........