Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Happy New Year
I've had a lazy morning so I need to get moving, gotta get my morning ride in on our recumbent exercise bike. I have a lot of issues with my lower back that make walking for exercise difficult right now, but the bike doesn't cause pain, so I pedal away for about 30-40 minutes.
In keeping with the discipline I am hoping to develop in my life, a few weeks ago I started to spend less time online. I am not being "noble" or "virtuous" I just was spending way too much time with my face in the computer and not doing other things like reading books, and being creative in my home. I am enjoying still staying in touch with everyone but also being fully present in my real life.
I bought some new books with gift cards after Christmas and can't wait to really delve into them.
I bought An Everlasting Meal after hearing about it from Brenda.
I am a largely self taught cook, I cook from scratch, most of the time. However I know I could stand to learn some things about cooking and using what we have already on hand to create delicious and nutritious meals.
The Herb Sourcebook was a ridiculously inexpensive price after Christmas at Barnes and Noble. I love to learn and I have been wanting to have more knowledge about herbs and thought this seemed like a good place to start.
The Gentle Art of Domesticity is wonderful to look through and I've begun to read in it here and there. The photographs are wonderful, and as one who loves Domesticity its a perfect book for me. I bought one each for Lindsay and Emma.
After I read them I will do a review for you all.
We are having friends over tonight and my parents and niece. It will be fun. Lindsay's birthday is tomorrow, so we will likely let her open gifts at midnight. She and I did some wedding shopping last night and dinner out. It was a great time.
Thursday is our 26th Anniversary. We aren't going away this year - we are putting on a wedding! We will go out for a meal together, probably lunch, because of Tim's work schedule.
I am looking forward to the New Year. The known things of this coming year are wonderful, and the unknown things? Well, I know who holds it all in HIS hands. I'm going to trust HIM with it, let HIM reveal it to me in HIS time.