Praying for – friends who still need permanent work; DirtBike and The Architect for a safe summer; Princess Pea and Cherry Ames for successful summer classes; Mr. Pea for healing of that [still] broken leg bone.
Grateful for – employment, summer ice cream treats, finding a walking park right out the back door of my new office
Aaaah…I love summer time. I really, really do. Fresh produce is readily available, watermelon is in season and the daylight is long enough to get in some serious dog walking, biking and other exercise. My healthy goal for me and the family this week is more veggies.
Stopping for regular prayer breaks throughout the day. I love the peaceful rhythm and the opportunity to regroup my scattered brain cells.
Oooh!! Mr. Pea is still debating the sample colors splashed on the back window frames. I didn’t paint them on the garage door as originally planned, because I KNOW my darling husband likes to make deliberate decisions, and I didn’t want the neighbors to have to stare at color blobs for weeks on end. It’s bad enough they’re looking at our broken mail box. Um, yeah. Our neighbor caught it with his trailer a few weeks ago and knocked the entire top half off. Broken bricks everywhere. We’ve ordered a new concrete cap, but it’s not here yet, and our favorite masonry guy* is only sporadically available because his wife is very, very ill right now.
*Yes, we have a Favorite Masonry Guy. This isn’t the first time the mailbox has been knocked over. I always wonder about that, because it’s a BRICK mailbox, about five feet tall, and it has brick planters on both sides. It’s big. And sturdy[ish].
- Grilled Bratwurst, BLT Pasta Salad
- Polynesian Flank Steak, Grilled Corn and Salad
- Turkey Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks and Pineapple Spears
- Ginger Chicken, Peas and Tossed Salad
- Pasta with Zucchini, Spinach Salad
- Grilled Salmon and some Veggie
- Burgers, Green Bean Casserole
*sigh* Work this week. Mr. Pea is talking about a Beach Break this year. I won’t have any vacation available yet and the girls are caught up with work and summer school, so I’m encouraging him to take the boys and go on a Guy Trip. It will be nice to have the house quietly to myself for a few days. He doesn’t understand why I think being alone for a little bit of time is so marvelous. Really? I relish the thought of cleaning up the kitchen, going to bed, and then waking up to find it still just as clean as I left it! I’m positively giddy at the chance to have the laundry washed, dried and put away all at the same time!
Feast of Corpus Christi. That’s Mr. Pea, the first lantern bearer.
Boys have had a friend over for a couple of days in a row. They are so rowdy funny when they’re all together. Mending, hemming and more yard cleanup. There is much to do in the Pea Home Jungle.
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