I apologize for my absence, but I have two very good excuses:
One: We spent most of the weekend installing, cleaning, and stocking our new fridge and also cleaning and un-stocking our old fridge. The new fridge needed to be cleaned because it was in a fire. The old fridge needed to be cleaned because it had the unfortunate fate of being our family’s fridge. As if it decided to rebel, I was cleaning the large piece of glass that covered the bottom, and after scrubbing it with hot water and then placing it next to the door to dry, it literally exploded into a million pieces in my hand. Pieces flew 15 feet in every direction, sliced my finger, and scrapped my legs.
Peace out old fridge.
Dan and I have this fantasy of buying a fixer upper house and remodeling. I had to laugh when it took us two week nights and an entire weekend to switch out a fridge. Perhaps we will stay put for a while.
Two: I have fallen in love with Shauna Niequist. A few of my friends have told me about her books and when Carrie mentioned Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes on her blog, I immediately ordered it on Amazon. You guys, this book is fantastic. It is like I could have written it myself, although much less eloquently. I love the way Shauna writes about her love for food and how it brings people together in a way that nothing else can. She encourages us to swing open our doors and make meals together happen, regardless if you know how to cook. Her love for her family and friends, her battle with shame (body shame, house shame, work shame), her prayer life, and her passion for God are all things I can relate to. I haven’t been able to put the book down and I want to order all of her other books at a the same time and spend the next week in the kitchen making her recipes.
For the sake of productivity, I will take them both one at a time.
Otherwise, things have been pretty good over here. Dan has been continuing to cook dinner, because I can’t stop reading a book about…cooking dinner. Our fantastic parents as teachers teacher visited last night and left a large sheet of paper that she and Ina was doing math problems on, which soon transformed into a cape, blanket, and shield that kept both Cora and Ina entertained the rest of the evening.
I took a break from the gym over the weekend, and again yesterday, but Monday and today’s workout were fantastic. My back is feeling a lot better with the breaks and I was able to bend and pick things up today without any pain. Yay!
I hope you have a fantastic Wednesday and hopefully I will talk to you again before the week is over.