Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Follow-Up & Menu Plan Monday

I hope you had a blessed Resurrection Sunday and that you were able to spend time with those you love. If you weren’t able to be with family and/or friends, hopefully you made contact with them at some point in the weekend.

We had a nice weekend with my mom and also got to visit with my brother and his family while we were there. It seems there is never enough time to spend together. Before you know it, it’s time to head back. Good-byes are always tough, but they make the next reunion so much sweeter.

I apologize for not posting on Saturday or yesterday. It would have been good for me to prepare my posts in advance so I could have them ready for you. I will count this as another step in my blogging learning curve.

Another thing I must admit is that I didn’t finish Olivia’s dress as planned. I was down to the last bit, and it just wasn’t coming together properly. I need to rework the sleeves. I had taken some alteration shortcuts that looked just like that – shortcuts. I want to take the sleeves apart and alter them the way my high school home economics teacher would have expected.

Instead, we ended up purchasing an outfit for Olivia Friday evening. I had purchased a couple of outfits for her Friday while she was at school. Even though she liked them, they were too large, so we returned them Friday night for something that was lovely on her. So we were all happy.

Final Easter Reflection – Sunday

Even though it’s a day late, I wanted to share something with which I was impressed this Easter. How many times have I heard or read the accounts of the Crucifixion and Resurrection? Many times I wonder why the disciples and the believers of that time did not understand Christ’s prediction of his death, burial and resurrection.

This year, it dawned on me that because I have heard the Crucifixion and Resurrection stories since I was a young child, it is easy for me to criticize the disciples and Christ’s followers. I am blessed to know the ending. As they say, “Hindsight is 20-20.” If I had been living in that day, would I have believed as easily? Probably not. Even worse, with all the information I have available to me in God’s Word, I frequently live as if I don’t believe Christ’s promises. My prayer is that I will live as if every day is Easter. He is alive!

Prayer Request

Please pray for a little baby I know named Gregory. Gregory is about 17 months old. He has had health issues since birth. Recently he had some blood work which revealed he needs a liver transplant. He and potential donors will likely be evaluated for transplant this week. I will keep you posted on his progress.

Menu Plan

Monday – Chunky Potato Soup, Ham Salad Sandwiches
Tuesday – Salmon Croquettes w/Cream Sauce, Green Beans, Corn
Wednesday – Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu, Steamed Broccoli, Baked Potatoes
Thursday – Grilled Pork Chops, Greens, Creamy Penne Pasta
Friday – Out
Saturday – Weather permitting, will attend “Thunder Over Louisville,” but if not, Homemade Pizza
Sunday – May have guests. If so, possibly Deep-Fried Turkey, baked beans, potato salad. If not, roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, slaw, bread.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a blessed Monday!

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