Thursday, September 18, 2008

A pleasant day...

Sunshine and nice temperatures again today, although more and more yellow is visible in the trees. We have only a few specimens that turn red in the autumn.

Took advantage of the weather, and a gap in the schedule, to pick up a to-go lunch and the Daughter Unit and HER lunch, and resort to one of the nearby riverside parks, to eat and chat (and make snarky remarks about the joggers passing by).

It's amazing how many of these simple, pleasant options there are in the day, and how few of them I've taken advantage of, over the years.

Planning to do, today, and phone calls to make, and some serious sermonizing on the horizon; a wedding on Saturday, services on Sunday, "and sermons in both of them," pace Fluellen.

A number of emails that urgently need to get written also!!!

and far more that need to be deleted...

My office is nice and warm and adorned with great sheaves of Swiss chard...again (or still)...I see what lies before me in the shape of supper!!!

Found a bargain yesterday in the way of Good Grub too. I'm partial to the unseasoned frozen chum salmon "chunks" that occasionally come on sale at 1.99 per each if you buy a quantity. Currently, thought, the outlet has the Dill Sauce and the Herb'n'Garlic variety at this advantageous price. So I bought 5 of each, which accounted very neatly for a $20 bill and gave me 10 suppers. Hurray for the toaster oven. Tried a Herb'n'Garlic one last night; 17 minutes at 425 degrees, just time to cook white rice and a vegetable. Very satisfying.

Celebrated Holy Communion this morning with my two stalwart elderly ladies. And then for a half hour we sat and "knat" -- rather I did, and M. (aged 90) reduced the un-knit remainder of my yarn from a Hideous Tangle to a neat smooth ball. And I discoursed on the snake-on-a-stick and the foolishness of the cross. This has to be the minimal Bible study of all time. But I can't think it's worthless when the 87-year-old says, "Oh, you make it all come alive."

6 comments:

mompriest said...

definitely worth while...

Evelyn said...

Your day does sound pleasant! I ate lunch outdoors today, too. There is something reviving about eating outside. I spent the time with my homework. Your time with your daughter sounds MUCH more fun!

I eat the frozen salmon, too, and find it very handy and delicious. My favorite way to eat it is on top of a salad.

As for your gathering this morning, how lovely! I can just picture that sweet lady fixing your yarn into a neat ball for you!

What a blessing when we can notice and enjoy the simple pleasures each day brings, even to our busiest days!

RevDrKate said...

Lovely day, the Bible study sounds wonderful. We knit in mine as well. The rule is you may only do so if you have read the appointed lessons. Very motivating.

EmJayDee said...

I grabbed a moment and walked home after I dropped the car off to be serviced this morning. I thought the same thing - why don't I do this more often. Sitting on the railway bridge (it's OK the pedestrian part) watching the river was such a good place to receive a phone call! I like the sound of the bargain grub as well. Mmmmmm

Jim said...

But have your Wardens installed a safe in the office yet?

Swiss chard has its delights, but is notoriously insufficient as a security measure.

Poison Ivy: Just the opposite.

Crimson Rambler said...

the safe is...on the way...