Friday, August 30, 2013
sloth . . .who me?
I think I have been slothful today. I usually go at warp speed. The busier I am, the more I can usually accomplish. Today I haven't even left the house. I'm thinking that I might go get a pedicure in a few minutes . . .that is pretty slothful, too!!
I did bring work home and this morning I finished a task that took a couple of hours. I have folded some laundry and washed and dried another load. I did try out a new recipe -- I baked little miniature rolos inside brownies . . .made in a mini muffin cup. They are ok. I was expecting spectacular. They are not spectacular but they are cute.
I am running the dishwasher now. I did make up my bed. I also read my devotion. I also took a NAP after lunch!! Glenn (son) is off today and he brought lunch and I enjoyed an hour with him.
Right now I am sitting at the kitchen table typing away . . .and the cat is also being slothful. He is even snoring and it is so cute!!
So . . .maybe I'm really procrastinating. I need to write two articles and I don't know where to begin. I might do one of those next. God has been whispering in my ear, "write, Lisa, write." I kept saying, "write what, Lord?" In the last week, I have been asked to write two different "articles" that people will actually (maybe) read. Since God has been whispering "write" . . .I immediately said yes to both requests.
I also really, really, really need to work on the prayer vigil for an Emmaus walk. Maybe I will work on that tonight. I also need to work on a Sunday School lesson of some sort for Sunday. I think I will do a stand-alone lesson since it is Labor Day weekend. I wonder if anyone will be in church? We are leaving right after Sunday School to go see friends out of town for Sunday night and Monday. Another thing I need to do is figure out my menu for Tuesday night and make a grocery list. I think we might have pork tenderloin on the grill because I have a few of those in the freezer. I've been trying to use my crockpots (yes, I did say "crockpot(S) . . .sometimes I have three or four going on a Tuesday night) a lot this summer for Tuesday nights so that the house doesn't get so hot. I'll have to think about what I can serve with those pork tenders. Any suggestions for crockpot side dishes (besides green beans - we had those this week)? I always have a salad or slaw and rolls and dessert. I need a vegetable and a starch. I might do some fresh veggies in the electric skillet. . .maybe squash???? I have a giant spreadsheet of menus but I've been trying to do a few other things this summer. Last Tuesday night, I made angel chicken. I got the recipe here:
http://www.southernplate.com/2013/08/slow-cooker-angel-chicken.html It is quite tasty . . .now imagine making a quadruple batch. FYI - do not - repeat DO NOT add 8 packs of Italian dressing to this recipe. That would be LOGICAL, wouldn't it? If I am quadrupling the recipe, 2 X 4 = 8. For some unknown to me reason, I tasted after the addition of three packs . . .and I grabbed a potato out of the pantry and peeled it and threw it in the crockpot to soak up some of the salt (works like a charm every time!!). It would have been ok with the three packs but I didn't want to take a chance. Laura liked the recipe but she thought it would be good if you added something spicy - like a can of rotel. I'll have to think about that addition.
So . . . do you ever find yourself in a slothful state of mind/being? I need to find Bishop Willimon's book on the Seven Deadly Sins and re-read the chapter on Slothfulness. Surely one day of rest is not being slothful, is it? Why do I feel so guilty? Actually, after re-reading my list of things I have already done today . . .I may have accomplished more than some folks who don't consider themselves slothful . . .hmmmmmm.
So what do you think about the sin of slothfulness? There is some strange juxtaposition going on in my mind . . .Labor Day weekend . . .and slothfulness??? What are your plans for the weekend? Will you join me in my slothfulness? Big plans?