a spirit of simplicity

manifest plainness – embrace simplicity – reduce selfishness

Month: January, 2017

30 January

the good

Breakfasts

raspberry nut muffins

oatmeal with fruit

softboiled eggs with toast

lunches

mustardy quinoa w/sausage and potatoes

Tomato, avocado, cucumber, chickpea salad

grilled chicken subs

homemade instant noodle veggie soup

dinners

amazing stuffed cabbage rolls

chili

ground turkey tacos

maple mustard pulled pork in the slow cooker

steak and potatoes

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I work days – Joe works nights

I like salads and  beans – Joe likes meat and potates

This means our eating schedules are a bit wonky.

We’ve been throwing away food at home and eating food out on the run.

A lot.

This is a menu designed to fix that situation with a minimum of fuss.

the fun

tucker-and-jojo

Joe and I walked Tucker on the beach Sunday afternoon.

Surprisingly, he doesn’t mind being on the leash we got him.

He spent most of the time tucked inside Joe’s big jacket

but kept his head out so he could see what was going on.

When he got cold he would tuck his head down inside and under Joe’s neck.

the random

wooden-box

games and the frisbee in the wooden trunk

at the foot of the bed.

There’s a baseball glove in there as well…..

soon enough we’ll be out of doors again.

menu plan monday

The good, the random, the fun

Monday mellow yellow

 

Keeping Sabbath

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And the effect of righteousness will be peace,

and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.

Isaiah 32:17

These are very dark times.

I am frightened for what is to come.

I am choosing carefully who I will walk beside.

Now is a time when we must work for righteousness

-true righteousness and love toward one another

There is enough darkness and hatred in this world

 I cannot work toward righteousness without taking a stand against it.

spiritual Sundays

Sunday Scripture Blessings

Scripture and a snapshot

27 January

walking dog beach

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I did get a chance to visit with Verne this weekend!

He had just had a bath.

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We had the boys Saturday and Sunday.

Joey had a game on Sunday and we dropped them off after that.

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Here is a link to a story about Boston mayor Marty Walsh

We will not retreat one one inch he said,

stating we will fight for our residents, whether immigrant or not,

and provide the best quality of life for all Bostonians.

And, Here is another link from the Boston Police department’s fb page

thanking the marcher’s in the Woman’s march on Saturday. They said thank you to the

tens of thousands of marchers for their high levels of respect and responsible behavior.

Love that dirty water -Boston you’re my  home.

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Steel cut oats

With dried fruit, seeds, and nuts

On a lazy, rainy day.

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Friday fave fives

skywatch friday

Friday my town shoot out

Willy Nilly Friday

25 January

Sweet baby Verne

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Share your cup Thursday
Little things Thursday
The charm of home