It has been so long since I have written, that I do not even remember what my last post was about! Ah, such is life. A very busy life, I might add – though that does not translate to bad. I was sick a lot of February – and by a lot, I mean like 2 weeks, which seems like forever. But then, shortly after I finally was better, Daniel and I went on a cruise! It was a great break away from everything – one I desperately needed, I think. We decided to make it a vacation of renewal – renewal both physically and spiritually. We slept a lot – didn’t even get off the boat in Florida! And we brought this Bible Study book on Prayer – called Too Busy Not to Pray, which we did twice a day most days, and then spent more time in prayer as well. It was surprisingly refreshing, and we both really enjoyed it! The book itself was excellent, and we made some life changes as a result. Of course, life changes are hard to completely implement, and we have struggled the last few week with keeping up the changes we are working to implement, since, rather ironically, we were busy prepping for Easter. We hosted a lovely dinner, used it as an excuse to purchase more china, bringing us up to 9 sets of dinner wear, and 12 of each of our wine glasses. The table looked gorgeous if I do say so myself, and I had so much fun with dinner. The main entree/sides were normal buffet style (ham, potato salad [family recipe], potato rolls, and asparagus with tomatoes and feta cheese), but as a first course, I served small cobb salads, pre-plated using presentation rings, which I totally should have taken a picture of but forgot to. This was following appetizers, of course. And dessert was macarons, and orange chocolate truffles dipped in milk chocolate, pecans, and cocoa nibs. All in all, I’m pretty sure it went well and everyone had a great time.
And now here I am in Cleveland for a business meeting. On the upside, my hotel has an open bar from 5:30 – 7:30. On the downside, I came down with my computer intending to work on my book and two of my coworkers found me and joined me. So, yeah.
However, Daniel brought me to a nice coffee/wine bar last night and I got to write with headphones one for like two hours without interruption. It is one of the loveliest things I’ve done in a very long time.
Anyway – that’s it for now.