Monday, I spent two hours at the same store. They were nicer. They told me I should not buy from the store, but buy online. They are gentler. I wish they told me that two hours ago.
They are still woefully irritating when it comes to selling me what I want, and getting to it sooner than never. That being said, I may soon succumb to the need to get a new phone, or take up letter writing.
My son turns seven next week. It does not seem like seven years have passed. He's happier than the picture indicates, but he never likes sitting still for pictures.
Well, I just finished up True Radiance by Lisa Mladinich, as a reviewer for the Catholic Writers Guild. and I enjoyed it. It's a good reflection (for the most part), on the nature of internal beauty. Here's a snippet to show what happens when she gets going:
"To allow the culture to mislead us about our identity as daughters of God has an impact on more than just ourselves. We are the hearts of our homes and communities, creators and caretakers of tradition and mentors of the generations to come." Lovely stuff.
I've also just read a snatch of another book, Your Sacred Yes by Susie Larson.
"Jesus invites us to live as a joyful, secure, expectant people who respond to the nudges of the Holy Spirit within us, who live awakened to the adventure of faith God invites us to, and who believe that as a kingdom people, everywhere we place our feet, the spiritual atmosphere changes, because Christ-in-us has led us there."
Well, with three nights filled by Back to School, this week's dinner menu has been....creative. Yesterday, I punted and ordered pizza. Wednesday, my oldest son at home, made spaghetti and meatballs and salad, and Tuesday, I made pot roast that cooked all day, smelled awesome, all of the kids ate, but all of them said they hated it. All I got was the brown cooked onions on the bottom. Granted, those were delicious, but it didn't quite satisfy. Tonight? We're having chicken. How?
Baked chicken with parmesan brown butter. (Don't get too excited, it's an easy recipe).
1) Bake chicken --with skin on, for 1 hour at 375.