FOR TODAY September 3, 2012
Outside my window… sunny. Not too bad in terms of temperature — DEFINITELY better than triple digits!
I am thinking… about the devotions I’m editing and prettying up for a devotional book being put together by a friend of the family.
I am thankful… for Jon home today to watch Daniel while I ran errands.
In the kitchen… orzo with pesto, feta, and kalamata olives. (Going to go put the water on. Be back in a minute.)
I am wearing… Old Navy flag shirt and my Left Behind shorts.
I am creating… food and devotions.
I am going… to possibly take Daniel to the Sacramento Zoo tomorrow morning.
I am wondering… when our next rainstorm will be. (I love rain even if my body doesn’t.)
I am reading… Bossypants by Tina Fey.
I am hoping… tomorrow goes well and Daniel’s regressive behaviors cease.
I am looking forward to… Morning Prayer on Wednesday.
I am learning not to try and edit stuff once I’m exhausted.
Around the house… *puts fingers in ears* Lalalalalalalala… I can’t hear you!
A favorite quote for today… “My own experience is that when I first became a Christian, about fourteen years ago, I thought that I could do it on my own, by retiring to my rooms and reading theology, and I wouldn’t go to the churches and Gospel Halls; and then later I found that it was the only way of flying your flag; and, of course, I found that this meant being a target. It is extraordinary how inconvenient to your family it becomes for you to get up early to go to Church. It doesn’t matter so much if you get up early for anything else, but if you get up early to go to Church it’s very selfish of you and you upset the house. If there is anything in the teaching of the New Testament which is in the nature of a command, it is that you are obliged to take the Sacrament, and you can’t do it without going to Church. I disliked very much their hymns, which I considered to be fifth-rate poems set to sixth-rate music. But as I went on I saw the great merit of it. I came up against different people of quite different outlooks and different education, and then gradually my conceit just began peeling off. I realized that the hymns (which were just sixth-rate music) were, nevertheless, being sung with devotion and benefit by an old saint in elastic-side boots in the opposite pew, and then you realize that you aren’t fit to clean those boots. It gets you out of your solitary conceit.” — C.S. Lewis on hymns. (I had a portion of it on my mind earlier today.)
One of my favorite things… decent and authentic Greek food. Jon and I took Daniel to the Sacramento Greek Festival yesterday and it was awesome. Jon had some tiropita and I had an amazing gyro along with buying a dozen pieces of baklava which were the biggest I’ve ever seen. Daniel enjoyed parts of both the tiropita and gyro. He is developing good taste in cuisine even if he wasn’t impressed by the baklava. (Who doesn’t like baklava?!?!?!?!? Seriously!)
A few plans for the rest of the week: doing whatever tomorrow with Daniel, Morning Prayer on Wednesday and Thursday, breakfast date with Jon on Friday.
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