Sunday, October 23, 2011

Souful Sunday

I am super jazzed and in an excellent mood.
Not much could thwart it to be honest.
Babe let me sleep in way past what I wanted but exactly as long as I needed.
I have pumpkin bread baking in my oven (thank you Trader Joe's) and thusly my house smells DIVINE,

the sun is shining, I got all my items at the grocery store for under $40 (whoop whoop!), my Sweet Pea is happily hanging out in her room in her jammies and I don't have a problem with that.
Babe is hunkered down on the couch for his weekly Sunday football fest.
I'm making a pot roast with smoky new potatoes and green beans for dinner and possibly cornbread or biscuits ( I haven't decided which).
Life is pretty good.

This has been my first week "off" of work and while it has been busy doing things around the house (hello clean kitchen sink, bathroom and mirrors) it has been quite relaxing as well.
We are getting into a familiar routine and that soothes my soul.
I can pretty much feel the stress melting away and the anxiety is waning each day.
God is good.
It's also helped that Babe is still off and has been around to help with a lot of things (ahem....scrubbing the bathtub) that my burgeoning belly won't allow.
It's been actually nice having him here.
Friday we picked up the kid early from her after school program and went to lunch at Mimi's Cafe, picked up the crib and headed over to Home Depot to get our paint colors.
We chose a lovely grey tone for the one wall we plan to paint and two fun options for a cabinet I have been dying to spruce up for the last few months.
It makes me excited to think about the changes that will be happening around here.
I am nesting for sure.
Then Babe and I geeked out and had a Lord of the Rings marathon - we got through the first two and 1/3rd of the way through Return of the King before we had to tap out and go to bed.
Saturday was just as lovely.
I spent the day with my dear friend Amber and her adorable son.
He makes me excited to have a boy. He is just plain awesome.
We went to the Orange County Swap meet in search of "The Baby Guy" - a local legend who makes baby bedding, car seat & shopping cart covers as well as blankets and other items.
Since I have strong ideas about what I don't want it was kind of hard to figure out what I do.
But they had exactly what I was looking for.
Literally.
I explained what my colors were and I wanted a more modern feel which I think slightly confused the young girl who was assisting me.
I latched on to a fabric sample they had out (grey with a geometrical design in white) and she went to show me a custom order they had done.
It was perfect but I wanted more colors so Gerry came over and walked me through step by step to get exactly the accent colors of our room (thank goodness I had the paint swatches in my purse) and I placed my order!
I am so excited!
It was a bit pricey in my opinion but I've seen the work he's done and heard the feedback from friends so I was willing to fork over the dough and get it done.
Plus this is about the only pricey thing we will be buying (minus the stroller) for this kid and his room so I figured I could deal with it.
I couldn't believe he had exactly what I wanted but didn't even know existed!
Just makes my heart happy.
Today we are lazing about a bit.
I'm making Pot Roast from the Down Home with the Neely's cookbook (my first ever!) alongside smokey new potatoes and green beans + biscuits.
Hello Soulful Sunday!
So far it all tastes great and my kitchen smells spectacular!
It's still humorous to me how much I enjoy cooking for my family when years ago I thought it somehow beneath me or beyond my skill level.
It's an act of love or service and that's one of my love languages.
It's how I show I care and oddly I think has been done throughout the ages.
I'm pretty proud of myself and the look on Babe's face when he 'taste tested' the roast was priceless.


What have you been up to this weekend?

2 comments:

  1. I made my first post roast a few weeks ago! Not as intimidating as I was expecting! So glad you are relaxing and had a great weekend :)

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  2. Ugh. And by post roast, I obviously meant pot roast. It's Monday morning, this is all I'm gonna say! hahaha

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