This was one of those fill-your-well days, the kind you need after a long haul of concentrated effort. I wrapped up our VBS curriculum last night (with no small sigh of relief!), and SweetPea and I decided we'd done enough school this year and needed a break for a bit, so...
...We went to Vienna this morning, courtesy of Rick Steves and PBS--in our robes and sipping a hot mug of jasmine green tea. Oh, my goodness, such fun. I love travel shows, practically as good as being there without all the fuss.
...Cleaned out some daunting piles of paperwork and reduced them to a couple of civilized, ready-to-be-filed stacks. Happy sigh.
...Swept the patio, washed down the furniture, cleaned out a storage table, sorted and cleaned piles of junk, and got thoroughly distracted by all the lovely green lushness and growing things, the birdsong in the trees. My yellow irises in the photo above haven't bloomed like this since the summer SweetPea was born. And just take a look at the delicate sweetness of this Lily-of-the-Valley. Aren't they exquisite? Their scent truly is perfume.
...Found a delightful recipe website, MyRecipes.com and solved my angst over what to cook for dinner (I'm so bored with my cooking)--made Greek-style Shrimp Scampi. Absolutely delicious! I added yellow squash and zucchini in case you decide to try it.
...Enjoyed my precious daughter and was thankful all over again for the wonderful friend she is.
Thank You, Lord, for the gift of today.
"All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all."
~ Cecil Frances Alexander ~