|flowers outside my public library|
My day began with a leisurely pace. I put the finishing touches on my grocery list and then headed out to the post office, a farmer's market, the library, Walmart, home to put away stuff and eat lunch, and then out again to Michael's, Sprouts, and King Soopers.
|today's borrowings from the public library|
After putting away groceries and before Beloved texted me to say he was heading home from the office, I had a few minutes to sit down and browse through the books I had brought home from the library. I found a recipe for salmon that I adapted to my preferences and prepared for my dinner. Beloved doesn't care for seafood (with the exception of deep-fried shrimp).
|our new umbrella for the deck|
Yesterday we bought this 9-foot diameter umbrella on close-out at our favorite furniture store. We really wanted to dine on the deck this evening, but the storm clouds played havoc with our resolve.
|the open umbrella|
As time passed, the clouds passed away so we could go ahead and get set up outside.
Oh, I forgot to include in my errands today that I made a stop at the dollar store to buy 4 dinner plates. Since I often share with you what we are eating, it was time for some new backdrops for my edible creations... I got four of them, in case we have guests sometime.
|our dinner on Thursday night: Beloved's burger is on the left; my salmon is on the right|
Our dinner was a grilled burger for hubby, and oven-baked salmon for me (recipe from one of the library books). Then we both had oven fries and salad greens topped with peaches from the Farmer's Market and an orange juice-infused vinaigrette.
|our nightly habit|
After dinner Beloved pulled out the devotional book we are using this year and read the selection for today. We always finish up the evening meal with scripture and prayer for our family and anybody else that comes to mind.
Today was a fairly ordinary day. Not all days are that easy, so I am thankful for this one. Regular habits, routines, rituals serve as one of the foundations that give me comfort when troubling things are on my mind.