Friday, October 07, 2016

happy weekend

I don't have much to report this week, but here are two recipes that I tried and liked: Ree's Veggie Stir Fry and Chicken Pot Pie. I left out the peppers in the stir fry because we don't like peppers at our house, and I only used 1 tablespoon of the sugar and sriracha. Even with just that little bit of sriracha, it was too spicy for my little kids, but I loved it. I doubled the pot pie and gave one to my sister-in-law and her family, who just moved in two doors down and then had a brand new baby. I got to snuggle that baby for a minute the other day and she is just the world's sweetest thing.

This weekend marks the beginning of our fall break and we are all so ready! Mike finished up his finals yesterday (he's on a quarter system) and he has the week off, too. So we are going to live it up! Or probably just plant our winter grass. I've been scalping and raking and aerating, so we're all ready for the new seed. Our regular grass goes dormant in the winter, so if we want a green lawn year round, we have to plant rye in the fall. It's a lot of work, but it's so pretty when it's in.

And maybe we can get away to my in-law's cabin in the mountains for a few days, too. I'd like to drink hot chocolate and bundle up for a minute. There's no internet there, so it feels like a true break from reality.

Something I've been thinking about this week: faith requires work, just as it should. I believe that if I make a diligent effort to have faith in Jesus Christ and to walk in His path, then I will be happier, and the things that are required of me (that are sometimes difficult), won't seem quite so difficult. If you are searching for peace in your own life, I urge you to look to Jesus Christ. Learn of Him, and follow His ways as best you can. I know that when I try harder to do this, I am happier.

Have a nice weekend!

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