Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tuesday: Tapas, Friends, Answered Prayers

Today was a good day!

Joshua's Therapeutic Recreation was having "Tapas Tuesday." They cooked all morning, and made all kinds of food to have for their lunch: sweet and spicy chicken bacon bites, garlic Parmesan potato wedges, mini meat-loaf cakes w/mashed potatoes, pasta salad, crescent pizza rolls, fried mushrooms with green goddess dip, pumpkin cheesecake bites, and Oreo truffles.

Um. Yes, MA'AM.


The FRIENDS were split up into teams, and each team had a job. Joshua's team made the pasta salad. After lunch, they went on a walk around the pond, and then they came back and cleaned everything up.

They were technically supposed to be tapas (appetizers, snacks), but they made so much that it counted as their lunch.


While Joshua was with his FRIENDS, I met my friend, Ruth, for lunch. We met at noon, and were still going strong after 2:30.

I miss having a friend like that.

If I hadn't had to go pick up Joshua, we'd probably still be there!

As soon as we got back into town, Joshua and I went to Kroger. It's Tuesday, and so it was OUT.OF.CONTROL with people everywhere. Our Kroger is "under construction" ON THE INSIDE, and so there's already a lot going on. AND every senior citizen in town was in there, because Tuesday is Senior Citizen Day...AND "Double-Coupon" Day. It was a hot mess.

We got what we needed quickly. We came straight home, and Jim and Joshua headed to the gym.

Because we were late getting back to town, and because I hadn't planned our dinner in advance, I just picked up one of those rotisserie chickens for dinner. We had asparagus, and steamed yellow squash, left-over from our dinner last night. And I made a big salad. It was all so yummy. I wasn't wanting to make a huge dinner, because Joshua was still full from his big lunch (he still wanted to eat because: 6 O'CLOCK, DINNER TIME), and I wasn't too hungry after my lunch with Ruth.

I don't know who read this request, and prayed for my young friend, Audra, but I have an update on her today. The high-risk pregnancy doctor didn't want to see her for about 7 more weeks, but her in-town doctor called the specialist, and basically begged him to see her early. She went today, and got some really optimistic news: her bleed is healing, her placenta is fully intact...and she can get out of bed a LITTLE more. Best of all, her baby is healthy and growing right on schedule! If you prayed for her...THANK YOU, and please keep it up. She has a long way to go, but everyone is so very thankful for this news. She is giving all the glory to God in this whole situation, and I could not be more proud of her. This is a lot for a young mom and dad to go through. You can read her update here.

Very thankful for the power of prayer.

"Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7

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