right now I am flushed from the Psalms of Ascent from the last few weeks as my devotional in the early days of May. I never knew! I spent quite a bit of time in the Psalms of Ascent and I came expectantly. I leave, changed. Again, I just never knew. I joined She Reads Truth for the next couple of months' devotions beginning with Psalms of Ascent Now I'm in the book of James - and next Romans.
right now I have joined a Tuesday evening Bible study. Two ladies, who I adore, from my small group, have joined as well. It will be nice for some additional weekly conversation, maybe getting to know them better - and prayer. More of prayer.
right now we, Jeff and I, celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary. 23 years. Marriage is hard - and rewarding, and hard. But, man, when it is good it is very good. Like when we are meeting each other's needs with things like, acts of service.
right now I have been eating Salads in a Jar each day of the week and have been for a few weeks, yet, I still love each one. I wondered if I would get tired of eating salads but because they are made ahead of time it is like I am eating a salad made by someone else. Doing some changing up and going with more greens and vegetables, no meat, no cheese (well, maybe cheese:)
right now I am gathering children's books, old favorites and new ones, and I am going to display them on the book shelf ledges for my grandchildren who, soon, will be frequenting our home. While I will only have a week or so, initially, with my grandchildren I am planning on doing some reading aloud. From homeschooling, reading aloud is the one thing I miss the most.
right now I am back on track to finish 100 New Books in 2017 with a recently read genre I generally avoid, young adult (YA) fiction. Legend, by Marie Lu, YA, but reminiscent of the dystopian trilogy, The Hunger Games. I have read the Hunger Games trilogy and even the Divergent series and, generally, I can only take so much YA, but this is really good and didn't have the feel of YA. I also read the book, Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly, and so many more.
right now after seeing Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Jeff and I are totally up on 'I am Groot'.
right now I am anticipating a house full that first week in July when my heart will be full as well. My daughters and my grand children will invade our home. I. can. not. wait. #heartoverflowing
right now another weekend of Boston Butt cooking is over. Jeff spent 24 hours plus prepping cookers, smoking buts, cleaning cookers, and transporting cookers. It is a long, tiring experience. But, the best part: we purchased two butts to give away!
right now my front porch went up! It is beautiful.
right now working through a new normal with Jeff on an out of town jobsite. I need to make a list of what I hope to accomplish such as finish decorating bedroom, another purge of clothes, organize bathroom closet, organize office in preparation of 'the invasion of family' - in a really good way, etc...
right now I purchased a spiralizer, a friend recommended and uses. We are a zucchini loving family. I imagine the possibilities: Chicken Parmesan with Zucchini Noodles; Zucchini Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Chili Sauce...
right now life is good.