I am linking up with Sandra for Happy Homemaker Monday!
♥♥What Has 2020 Taught Me♥♥ Good question. So many things. Life is fragile and should be respected. We need to be more grateful. And more kind. Even though we may live tens of thousands of miles apart, people on the other side of the world are going through a lot of the same things we are. Made me felt like we were a single people for the first time in my life. That the blessed life we live here in the US - even those of us with a relatively small income - have SO SO much that we take for granted. And the "hardships" we faced with our lack of toilet paper stock and having the pasta and rice shelves empty made me realize even further how much we just expect every day. Speaking to people in other countries such as India and the Philippines - can truly humble a person with so many options every day.
♥♥How I am feeling this morning♥♥ Blessed! I have so many wonderful blessings in my life and I am so grateful for each and every one of them!
♥♥On my mind♥♥ With the New Year right around the corner, I am thinking about so many things. I lost a friend 2 weeks ago, younger than me. I am really starting to think about getting my stuff in order!
♥♥On the breakfast plate♥♥ I cooked up some potatoes and eggs this morning, topped with hot sauce!
♥♥On my reading pile♥♥ Oh my! So much! I have lofty reading goals this year. However, one of the first books I'll be reading this year was written by a friend of mine from high school! It is not one of my normal genres, but I know just from communicating with him that he is very funny and has a quick wit! It arrived in the mail just this morning so therefore, I will be reading Tequila Vikings by Jim Park.
♥♥On the menu this week♥♥
New Year new diet, right? lol Actually - I have been trying to eat more plant-based. My daughter Emily is vegan, so this way we can eat some meals together. I still eat eggs and low-fat dairy - and meat is NOT completely off the menu, just eating way less of it!
Monday - Smokey Potato Split Pea Soup with homeade bread
Tuesday - Chili Garlic Noodles with a side of steamed broccoli
Wednesday - Puerto Rican Rice & Beans
Thursday - Game night with the family - having Pizza
Friday - (New Year's Day) Chinese Food with my Dad, Sister's, kids, & nephew
Saturday - Red Lentil Dahl with Rice and side of roasted veggies
♥♥From the camera♥♥ Caleb's Christmas cookies - I wonder when he will feel "too old" to decorate? He's 11 this year. He does enjoy cooking.
♥♥Looking around the house♥♥♥♥Chore I'm not looking forward to today, or this week♥♥ Dishes. ALWAYS dishes.
♥♥To relax this week, I will♥♥ Do some light yoga, journal, Bible study, listen to music.
♥♥On my prayer list♥♥
- My best friend who fell and sprained her ankle last night
- A work friend who lost someone close to her over the holiday
- A friend who need extensive orthopedic surgery
- Little Valentina, who has been in the hospital her entire 1-1/2 years of life
- My family and friends