Sunday, August 26, 2012

Day 983: Back In The Groove

I'm nowhere near being there, but I'm making progress little by little.

Today was monumental because we had people over for dinner for the first time in a long while.  The missionaries.  I was excited about this and initially went a little overboard on my dinner plans.  But, as we drove home from church and discussed the remainder of the day and things going on during the week (which had quickly added up while we were at church!), I became increasingly overwhelmed.  Combine that with the stress of making dinner and being incredibly exhausted from my late night last night, and I knew I was heading down a dangerous path.j

So, I scaled back my dinner plans, took care of the important decisions, and then took things one hour at a time.

And I got through the day with my mental state in tact.

I'm proud of that.

Dinner was still yummy (if I do say so myself):  Linguine Alfredo (Trader Joe's doesn't carry fettucine--who knew?), a yummy salad full of veggies from our garden, homemade French baguettes (not the yummier Italian bread I was planning to make, but still tasty and requiring several hours less of preparation), and then an apple pie to top things off.  Discovering that everything tasted yummy was a Joyful Moment.  Especially the apple pie.  I've never made an apple pie with Gala apples before and I was a little nervous since they are quite a bit sweeter than my typical tart go-to apples for pie.  Fortunately, my guess in the sugar reduction seemed to have been just right and it wasn't too sweet.

The exuberant appreciation of the talkative elder (we only got about 5 words out of the other) was another Joyful Moment.  His mama would have been pleased to hear how kind and complimentary he was.

So, it was a good day.

Wishing you all Joyful Moments and some apple pie to top it off!


Linda said...

Thanks for sharing how you adapted to make your plans and the change that produced. My JM was practicing with our choir after a 2 1/2 month absence and then singing "How Great Thou Art" in church. I love the messages of that hymn, and I am grateful for the opportunity to sing.

Cheryl said...

Mom--Thanks for always making it sound like I've done something amazing. (c:

That's always been one of my favorite hymns.