Saturday, October 26, 2013

First and Foremost

Landen and Asa introducing themselves up close and personal.

Today marks two months since baby Asa came to live with us.

I remember bits and pieces of that scary, exciting day. My mind was a fog of anxious nervousness. I wish I had written down my thoughts, but I know I didn't. I remember that part ... talking myself out of writing down anything.

The house was tidy. It was the big kids' first day of school. Philip was still off work, recuperating from hip surgery. I have no recollection of the chunk of time between carpool and lunch. Or was that the other home visit ... where the case worker and lawyer showed up late, so lunch sat on the stove until they left? See, I don't even know what time they brought Asa to us.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Korean Beef and Broccoli

I ran across a recipe for Korean beef bowl - a cheater's version, substituting for the flank steak. 
Of course, I didn't remember the details, and I was missing some ingredients. But having been inspired by the concept, the title, and the yummy photo, I added veggies and expressed myself in the kitchen last night.
Surprisingly, we all enjoyed the end result, so I have decided to share what I did .. well, I'm sharing half of what I did. If you, like I, have a small army to feed, you'll want to double the following:)

Monday, October 07, 2013

Simple Woman's Daybook: 10.7.13

FOR TODAY Monday, October 7, 2013...

Outside my window...
Bright sunny skies and cool crisp air.

I am remembering...
how often I've fallen short, and how patient God continues to be.

I am thankful for...
voices and instruments and folks who praise Him in my midst.

I am creating...