Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Daybook: October 12

Outside my window...
trucks driving on the 401, street lights shining the only light. a peaceful night.

I am thinking...
tomorrow is my dad's birthday. does he know how much I love him?

I am thankful for...
so many blessings I can't name them all.

From the kitchen...
soft-shell tacos for dinner, and a few cakes in the works for the babes that are soon to be born...

I am wearing...
cozy pjs.

I am creating...
royal icing decorations for the long list of cakes I'm hoping to make. also I've got probably 5 baby blankets on the go...

I am going...
to start 2 new classes this week! Looking forward to advanced baking, but I'm not so sure about vegetarian fusion...

I am reading...
Think Like a Chef, by Tom Colicchio

I am hoping...
that I can come up with a fun meal for our (Swedish) guests coming for dinner tomorrow night

I am hearing...
sleepy breathing from the wonderful man next to me who takes care of my when I'm sick

Around the house...
dishes are done, fresh roses are in a vase, bathroom is clean, leftovers are away... the place is almost ready for company tomorrow night.

One of my favorite things...
baking cakes and bread! Hopefully in lab tomorrow I get pulled for one of those jobs!

A few plans for the rest of the week:
reorganizing my tool boxes, writing my essay for class, and helping out at the Y by partnering with students who are learning how to cook!

Here is a picture reflecting what I'm thinking...
Happy Birthday Dad. I love you.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


A few texts on my mind today:

Psalm 95: 1-7 (NLT)

Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before him with thanksgiving
and extol him with music and song.

For the Lord is the great God,
the great King above all gods.
In his hands are the depths of the earth,
and the mountain peaks belong to him.
The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands formed the dry land.

Come, let us bow down in worship,
let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;
for he is our God
and we are the people of his pasture,
the flock under his care.

Philippians 4: 4-9 (NLT)

Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again - rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon.
Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. If you do this, you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
And now dear brothers and sisters, let me say one more thing as I close this letter. Fix your thoughts on what is true and honorable and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned from me and heard from me and saw me doing, and the God of peace will be with you.

I wish you all a blessed thanksgiving, and I pray that you would be filled with joy.