Another week to find the glory of the Lord everywhere!
As I personally know how hard it can be to conceive a child, and keep a child alive in your body, these precious ones are just that – precious gifts.
I had a secret meeting on Tuesday at work that I wasn’t looking forward too, so I invited my younger-than-me friend to come over for some drinks and a time to swoon over Chris Pratt in Guardians of the Galaxy. She let me tell her all about my problem, and I was reminded how wonderful it was to even have this problem. I am so thankful for her! She blessed me when I needed it.
My love and my oldest boy came home on Tuesday, and I got to tell my husband the crazy news that I had to justify my position at my workplace. We were given one week to respond to the Director of the Department. After meetings with the fellow Resident Engineers who were going to be affected by the possible change, we agreed on a game plan and on Friday, I sent my letter to the Director to keep my position. I have no worries at all about losing my job, just my arbitrary title (hence position) in the workplace.
At the end of this mess, I’ll still be an Engineer, I’ll still have a job, and I’ll still be the person the Lord meant for me to be, a mommy of three beautiful children which is way more important than working for a place that can’t see the value of their college-educated Resident Engineers.
But I digress from the crazy week….
We pulled about six carrots from the garden, three of which were my princess’s carrots she planted with her pumpkin plant. I taught her how to use a peeler, and she reluctantly ate her carrots with a good helping of ranch. I think I ate the majority of them in my salads throughout the week.
Thankfully though, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser does much of what it says – including get stamp ink off of painted white table tops. A picture of the cleaned surface is below.
Many things happened on Friday and Saturday.
I had collected pepper seeds from store bought green and red peppers, jalapenos, and homegrown chilies given to us. I let them dry for about a week on a paper towel, and printed out seed packets to keep them in until next year.
I also used this recipe to make zucchini crust pizza and homemade pizza sauce.
I had to modify the recipe slightly because our oven doesn’t go up to 550-degrees as the recipe calls for, and I added almond flour instead of regular flour, due to my low-carb eating habits.
The real kicker to the recipe is the sauce. Except for using small Roma tomatoes, I used all the other ingredients, including fresh thyme and oregano. It-was-amazing.
We save many toys in boxes in the garage. For some unknown reason, the oldest wanted to play with the hot wheels track set he got years and years ago. It’s probably been in the garage for at least two years.
We took the box out on Saturday and it has been well used for the past couple days as I write this post. I’m glad we saved it.
I also tried a new crochet pattern to use up some yarn I have laying around. I was very grateful to find a pattern on Ravelry (become my friend there!) The pattern itself is called The Wool Eater Blanket by Sarah London. It works up pretty quickly and I’m using Sensations Beautiful yarn with a size K hook. I don’t know what I’m going to do with it once I’m done, but that’s not why I crochet anyway.
The last exciting news I have to show you is my daughter’s pumpkin plant.
This is what it looked like last week, vs. this week.
I had no idea what to expect. I have never grown pumpkins. It’s getting big, it’s already beautiful, and I pray every day that one of the critters we’re fighting for our food won’t pull it out for itself.