I was pretty beat this morning and once again, tried to talk myself out of going to church. I don't know why I do that. Once I'm there, I love being in church. I love the messages. I love the lessons that I learn. And most of all, I love that Caleb wanted to come with me today. Cal's definitely the singer in this family. So, I'm awfully glad to have him there besides me :) When I first started attending this church, I was astonished at how well this congregation sings. It's like the whole congregation is a choir. So, of course, I sing very, very quietly. Plus, I can't read music for shit. So, when I'm off, I certainly don't want to be heard. When Cal's there, I just put my fingers under the words, and when he sees those that he knows he just belts it out. It's too cute. I love that he asks questions about God and Jesus, too. He'll be a better believer than I am...that's for sure. Oh, speaking of which, I finished The Shack, the same day I started. It's a super easy read, but it was difficult for me to read in several areas. There are some things that I can't ever deal with, and this book is hinged upon one of those things. It was eye opening, too, though. It's made me think about the way I sometimes get angry with God. In essence, how I judge him. I just don't understand pain and suffering in this world, and when it happens, I'm quick to get angry with him. I have a lot of issues with my relationship with God. I believe wholeheartedly, but I know I could serve him much, much better than I do.
Brian was on-call again this weekend, and he had to leave for work at 6:15 this morning. He just got home and it's nearly 9. What a long week for him. I cooked a big (meat filled dinner) for him, so he's happy at the moment. Plus, I made some Monkey Bread. My mom used to make it, and I hadn't had it since then. The kids went bananas (pun intended) for it. I tried a small amount, and it's as good as I remember. Yum!
Today has been a really nice day. I've gotten a lot done around the house. I've spent some good, quality time with the boys, and I pretty much have the laundry caught up and put away. I can't ask for too much more than that (other than for Brian to be home). Oh, I've also been playing that Words with Friends again. After just a few days, I'm fully addicted. I don't know all the rules, though, so I need to get that figured out quick. Getting my ass kicked is getting old fast.
I hope you guys had a great weekend!
10:00 Smoothie (water, spinach, flax seed, banana, blueberries)
1:30 3 leftover coconut butterfly shrimp, cup of green tea
3:30 Kale w/ pine nuts and raisins (see recipe) I ate half of the thing (which is supposed to serve 6, probably as a side dish) So, so good! Let me know what you think!, Coke Zero....
6:30 Black bean patty w/ 1/2 avocado and salsa, mixed steamed veggies
7:15 100 cals worth of Monkey Bread
NAFT (unless ping pong counts :)
Oh yeah, hallelujah! Aunt Flow finally decided to make a visit!