It's been one heckuva week. There have been some highs and lows and I am really ready to move on from it all. Feel free to join in the fragment fun by clicking the button above to go visit Mrs4444 and the other Fraggers.
My week started with me making a mistake at work. Well, discovering a mistake at work. I owned up to it immediately. I know exactly what I did wrong. It has a hefty price tag but will be fixed within about 2 weeks. It isn't the worst thing I could have done but I beat myself up pretty good over it.
I spent some time thinking about more things that I learned in that cooking demonstration last week.
- Cold food, cold body. Hot food, hot body. Temp balance for body temp regulation. This is part of the Yin-Yang of food.
- Use good soy sauce. I also learned this on Dr. Oz. Look for "naturally brewed" and avoid bottles with ingredients like "caramel coloring" and "high fructose corn syrup." This is the brand Sunny buys from East Asia Market- she knows the brand from Taiwan.
- Best place to buy good bean sprouts is East Asia Market at 96th and Keystone. They grow their own- you can't get much more local and fresh than that!
- Bean sprouts come from the mung bean.
After carrying a lot of stress about a lot of things that I really don't have a lot of control over all week... I figured out that I needed to listen to the inner voice that has been yelling at me for a few weeks now. I caved and went through and removed myself from about 20 groups on Facebook. Some were private, some were closed, some were inactive. I felt so much stress just go away when I made my decision. I know where my focus should be and now I am free to get back to it.
Thanks to my mom handing hers down to me, I am now the proud owner of a Nook Color. I am very excited to have downloaded a bunch of free books and have also started a wish list of things I want to read. I was a hardcore resister of the e-reader movement but have to admit that I like it. I like that I can carry multiple books in one easy device. And if there is a book I really love, I can go buy the paper version to keep.
I love my church family so, so much. I have made some really dear friendships there and I am often amazed at how much those friends "get me." Last night was one of those nights where we were all deeply moved by an old hymn that we are singing in our first service this Sunday morning. There are life circumstances for several of us that made the words so very poignant and most of us were bawling by the time we got to the end. Isn't that the best kind of cry? Crying because you tap into deep sadness or frustration but also feeling the relief of being surrounded by people who love you and having this profound sense of peace because it all came together through God? It's an awesome feelings that is so hard to put into words.
What a Friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.
Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness; take it to the Lord in prayer.
Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge, take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do your friends despise, forsake you? Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In His arms He’ll take and shield you; you will find a solace there.
Have a wonderful weekend!