It's late on Tuesday night as I write this. Well, 10:42. Not terribly late, I guess. It's been a busy two days for me. I've fixed three full meals each day, where we usually just have two full meals and then snack for the evening. Yesterday for lunch I fixed hoagies (or subs, depending on where you live, I guess), chips, and fruit, and we had Egg Noodle Lasagna with salad, corn, and garlic toast for supper. The lasagna makes a crock pot full, and there was not a bite of it left! It's only two extra people, but I keep forgetting they're college guys. Today I made tacos and veggies and dip for lunch, then had 2 9x13 pans of beef potpie, from leftover roast beef on Sunday. I packed it full of vegetables - potatoes, carrots, and peas - and topped it with biscuits. I still have a good part of the second pan left (enough for our dinner tomorrow), but the first one was all gone by the time it went around the table once. I love to cook and I love to feed people and have them enjoy it. It's been fairly easy to do this week, as I've been careful to make things ahead so I don't have to rush around at meal time. The boys aren't coming over tomorrow because they have some work to do for Pastor Conner, so we'll go back to our regular dinner in the middle of the day.
While talking around the dinner table, we've learned much about college life in the boys' dorm. All I can say is . . . it's obvious there's not a mother in there! LOL Nothing wrong, just boy stuff. Just like girl stuff, you know! ;)
I got bogged down on Beth's skort yesterday. I don't know how many times I had to take out one particular seam. That seam ripper is becoming my best friend! One time I actually stopped, looked at the directions, and said, "Lord, I just don't understand how to do this!" After looking some more, then playing around with the fabric, I finally figured it out. I don't do well just looking at directions; I have to do it myself to learn, which gets frustrating when I don't fully understand before I begin to do something - but what else can I do? LOL Tonight I cut out two more skorts and started on one of them. Tomorrow I plan to spend a lot of time sewing, since we won't have the guys over.
I had to take things slowly today. About once a month I have one day that I hit a brick wall, and today was that day. My honey took good care of me, letting me sleep late this morning, and Beth helped me with the housework. I concentrated on getting the meals ready, with another nap after lunch. Tomorrow I should be back to myself again. I'm so grateful that my husband actually sees when I need real rest (and my daughter is learning too). It would be so easy for him to just brush off my fatigue as "in her head", but he is very sweet about it. Of course, I try to be honest and not pull out the tired card unless I truly am in need of rest, so as not to manipulate him or appear to be manipulating him. I don't want to take advantage of him or my children by using weariness as a cop-out! They've learned over the years to expect a "Mama Day" every now and then, and all of them are very patient and loving about it. Our boys are learning to love their future wives by how their Dad treats me. If they are like him, they will make very good husbands!
We have a need we'd like to ask you to pray about. As you know, our church meets in a city recreation centre, where we rent rooms to use for our services and a nursery/Sunday school room. This week, there is a high probability that the Vancouver city workers are going to go on strike. If they do, our rec centre will not be open for us to use for our services. The strike may come as early as Thursday. We won't be able to find out if we have our rooms for Sunday until Saturday! So please pray for everything to run smoothly, maybe that the city workers and their union will come to an agreement and avoid the strike altogether. This will also affect other city services like garbage pickup and library services. What a mess! Strikes are very common here; we're learning to live with it. I'm really not looking forward to not having garbage pickup, though!
I suppose I should go to bed. My brain is getting a little foggier than usual. Have a great day!