|I took this whilst my husband and I were waiting for our pizza order to be ready (Friday night treat). The colours over the lake were beautiful.|
Life plods on much the same - no major dramas or exciting happenings to report, but that is what life is usually like!! Yesterday (Monday) was the Queens birthday public holiday which meant a day at home (a long weekend) where I could put up my feet and relax (and find a little time to write this blog story). No work, except for a few chores that needed to be done.
What have you been reading lately, I have been reading the following:
- Enough to make a cat laugh by Deric Longden - I have been reading this at work during my lunch break, very funny with lots of laughing, to the point my colleagues asked me what I was reading.
- Remember me, Mrs V? by Tom Valenta is the story of Tom's wife Marie, who at the age of 54 was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Tom cares for his wife until he has no choice but to place her into a nursing home. Its a sad read but a reminder to enjoy each day as it comes as we do not know what the future holds.
- Growing your faith by Jerry Bridges - I really enjoy books by Jerry Bridges, clear message on what is important in a Christian's life.
On Saturday I decided to do some rearranging in the lounge room (something I really enjoy doing) in preparation for the new fish tank (and for DH to paint the wall where the tank will go). This meant moving a large book case and our DVD' collection and yes, it created quite a mess all over the floor. But it was a good opportunity to go through our collection and toss out what I no longer wanted (my son was eager to take a pile). Next part of the project - go and buy a fish tank as we now know the size of the space to put it in.
Some interesting stuff:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22751415 - I just loved this story on the Finnish babies and what they receive when they are born. It is a wonderful story that sadly would be criticised in the US as being too communist and not liked in Australia. It is simple, practical and achieved its outcome, it saved lived.
http://www.channel4.com/4food/recipes/tv-show-recipes/spice-trip-recipes/nutmeg-roast-chicken-with-squash-and-spinach-recipe - I made this recipe on Saturday "Roasted chicken with nutmeg", it was delicious.
And finally, for those who homeschool (Clara, thinking of you with this one!) - it you are not familiar with the story of the two spices nutmeg (the seed) and mace (the red coating, see below), do check it out. Its amazing. It takes a nutmeg tree 20 years to reach full potential so you can't be in a hurry! Once upon-a-time nutmeg was one of the most valuable spices in the world.