Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Catching Up

I have spent the last few days catching up on some of the things that have gotten behind in my world.  At the top of my list, I wanted to get outside and enjoy nature.  I love being outside any chance I can get, and  being in a school building all day has been different for me.  I miss the beauty of the outdoors, and the feeling of calm that comes with nature.  Michael and I stole away for a bit Sunday morning and we spent some time outside.  It was a much needed treat for me.

I also didn't realize how far behind on things I was until I started to try and catch up on those things!  Wow, many daily things have been left undone so I am thankful for the extra cleaning that has happened around our house this week.  I also have spent time grading papers and recording grades.  I felt like a huge burden had been lifted from me when I had completed that task.  I try my best to stay on top of the grading, but sometimes it does get the best of me. 

I have enjoyed my time in the kitchen and my kids have enjoyed the results.  I felt like I had gotten behind on the nice meals for my family.  Jacob was setting the table the other evening and he wanted a tablecloth.  I didn't have one clean and that seemed to bother him.  I am glad that my boys want things to be nice when we come to the table together.  It is something that they all value because I have valued it over the years. 

Well, speaking of family dinner, I must go and make Chicken n Dumplings, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Yeast Rolls, Sweet Tea and maybe something for dessert.  Hope you have a blessed day!

grace and peace,
julie

3 comments:

flcountrygirl said...

Wow this is beautiful Julie!!! I am so glad you are blogging again, at least I can feel like I am with you a little bit. Miss Ya ♥U

Walking on Sunshine... said...

The picture is beautiful! And your dinner sounds delicious also! Hope you enjoyed a good day!

Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman said...

Your dinner does sound wonderful. I serve the food from a buffet and let the people bring their plates out. I have also served the food on everyone's plate so when they sit down it is ready. If you want, you can also set a small table beside your dining table and serve family style off that.

Your question is a great one. My father used to get extremely upset if anyone used a pot on the table. He was funny that way. My mother always hated having to get serving dishes dirty.

I have just begun to appreciate a really well set table. I always set a nice table but with so many friends and family coming to dinner, I am trying to take it up a notch.

Good to hear from you friend and thank you for the kind words.
Cynthia