God has blessed this land with a steady rain today.
The gourds on my dining room table add a cheery thought to my day as I watch the rain dribble down my windows. A Postal truck whizzes down the road as I gaze into my coffee mug ponderously.
The gourds make me happy and remind me of Fall and family. Wow! What a wonderful thing it will be to have two families in just a matter of months!
What a joyous day it will be!
My studies are progressing well. A’s and B’s mostly, thankfully. I believe it might be a good thing if I picked up a little part-time job somewhere. At the same time, I am concerned that, similar to two semesters ago I will wind up being overworked with bad grades. I feel like I HAVE to keep going and pursuing counseling.
This Sunday, the priest had a really provocative homily that really stirred me. The homily was about living each day doing your daily duty and loving others.
This made me think a lot about humility and how hard it is sometimes to be humble. It is quite a blessing to be alive and be working towards your goals, pursuits and dreams. At the same time, I find myself asking, is there something else I could be doing that would lead me closer to God.
In the stillness of this rainy day, as thunder trembles and groans across the sky, I ponder this.
I rotate my coffee mug as I look for a place that isn’t covered with lipstick to drink from. I’m sitting in my new place watching in amazement the huge trees and reefs outside billowing with every gale.
I was happy to find that people are starting to wear channels, hurrah, flannel season has begun!
My new woodland friends are grey squirrels and 🐿️ (chipmunks). Sooo cute!! I’m also trying to learn the bird calls.
I did, by mere coincidence, find out what a chipmunk call is….. Wait would it be call… I think there’s probably a better term for that, 😂
What a wonder God has given me to enjoy!
Last night, I made a gluten-free low-fodmap chicken parmesan.
I was able to find FODY NO ONION NO GARLIC premium tomato basil pasta sauce at my grocery store.
Delicioso, basil and tomatoes. It’s so yummy!
So, a note on the recipe
I had a little doozy with not cooking the chicken long enough. After plating it and embarrassing, enough, my fiance trying to cut into the completely raw meat, my face turned six shades darker red, I’m sure.
We decided to just finish it off on the oven.
We also used COTIJA cheese which is part skim milk natural cheese.
After making dinner I wanted to surprise my fiance with a dessert that I knew was one of his favorites. Though I am chagined to say I’ve actually hadn’t made it for him until last night.
Lemon bars. And not your average lemon bar but made with a bit of buckwheat flour. Which I think gave it a nice nutty finish.