FOR TODAY April 19, 2015
Outside my window… dark. I didn’t get online until I was putting Daniel to bed and I opened my laptop to do my lectionary reading for today. (I missed church due to a fibro flare.)
I am thinking… about something that happened to me today and wondering if there will be any ripples because of it.
I am thankful… to have gotten through today and to have emptied 5 boxes from the storage of the many sitting in the living room.
In the kitchen… nothing at the moment. I’ll probably do some cooking ahead in the next few days.
I am wearing… green shirt and capri sweats.
I am praying for… a call for Jon, vocal skills for Daniel, and a bunch of special intentions.
I am going… to have lots of stops tomorrow morning for errands.
I am wondering… how people can claim to believe in scientific research and and then reject it based on the word of someone who knows nothing about the subject whatsoever. (Food Babe fans and anti-vaxers, I’m talking to you.)
I am reading… Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church by Rachel Held Evans. Y’all need to go get your hands on a copy of this book if you have anything to do with people in your church who were born after 1980.
I am hoping… for decent sleep tonight and that tomorrow goes well for me.
I am looking forward to… Bible study on Wednesday with my wonderful church ladies.
I am hearing… various YouTube videos.
Crocheting… the edging on a blanket for a wedding shower, still working on Daniel’s big boy blankie, and crochet a stuffie for a friend.
Around the house… silence.
A favorite quote for today… “I told them we’re tired of the culture wars, tired of Christianity getting entangled in party politics and power. Millenials want to be known by what we’re for, I said, not just what we’re against. We don’t want to choose between science and religion or between our intellectual integrity and our faith. Instead, we long for our churches to be safe places to doubt, to ask questions, and to tell the truth, even when it’s uncomfortable. We want to talk about the tough stuff — biblical interpretation, religious pluralism, sexuality, racial reconciliation, and social justice — but without predetermined conclusions or simplistic answers. We want to bring our whole selves through the church doors, without leaving our hearts and minds behind, without wearing a mask.” — Rachel Held Evans, Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church
One of my favorite things… a quiet and solitary place at the end of the day. I’m an introvert, after all.
A few plans for the rest of the week: errands, Bible study/date night/choir on Wednesday, and a couple other things.
Lora Lee asked for the recipe for my orzo with pesto. Here it is:
1 block pesto (it’s about 1/2 cup to 1 cup for the size my mom uses)
1 16 oz. box of orzo
1 jar pitted kalamata olives (I used a 12 oz. jar from Trader Joe’s.)
1 4-8 oz. container crumbled feta cheese (I used Athenos brand.)
1 bag sundried tomatoes (I used a 3 oz. one from Trader Joe’s.)
1 cup toasted pine nuts (Again, I used an 8 oz. bag from my BFF Trader Joe’s.)
Prepare orzo according to directions on package (boil water, cook for 8-10 minutes, drain). If your pesto isn’t thawed yet (overnight in the refrigerator works the best), stick it in the microwave for 5 minutes on defrost. If you didn’t get pre-toasted pine nuts, you can stick them on a baking sheet and toast in a 300F oven for 3 minutes, watching to make sure they don’t start burning. Drain brine from jar of olives. Once every thing is prepared/toasted/chopped/pitted (if you didn’t get a jar of pitted olives), put everything in a large mixing bowl and mix together. You can use a wooden spoon but my favorite method is to mix it with my freshly-washed hands.
It works well at both room temperature and cold. Refrigerate leftovers… if there are any.
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