you wanna know what drives me crazy?? at the beginning of each new year when i'm all introspective and whatnot, and i try to have a heart-to-heart with my darling husband about how i want to do better and be more this-or-that, and doesn't he feel the same, and doesn't he have things he would like to improve upon or change, and can we just get to the heart of this (and have some tea while we talk about it)...
his response - every year - is this:
"yes, i have some ideas of things i'd like to change, but i'd rather not say what they are."
let's talk about it, let's plan our transformations together (maybe transformation overstates it just a little...), but tell me, tell me!
however, this year i understand it a little.
i mentioned before that i hadn't spent too much time thinking about "new year's resolutions" (yes, i know it's almost february), but since then, i have spent some time. the Lord has spoken to my heart about one thing in particular that He wants me to do differently - an area in which i have to grow.
and i'm not going to talk about it. (although i did tell my husband - accountability is good for me.)
what i WILL tell you is something a little more general - maybe you've made the same resolution, i know Becky @ farmgirl paints has. it's all about feeding my family.
i generally dislike making dinner. not because i don't like to cook, mostly because it's very hard for a person like myself when not everyone in the family is head-over-heels about what i've prepared! i've repeatedly told my children that my least favourite question of the day is "what's for supper?" many times (at 4pm) i've had to respond - "i have no idea." i've also been known to say, "you'll find out," to avoid the groan or silent stare/turn-and-walk-away responses. mostly i dislike coming up with ideas. i got into the trap of thinking we have about 3 go-to meals that feel like they rotate around and around. boring.
BUT, new year, new attitude!
Meg has been posting a weekly menu for quite a while, and has continued even though she has a new (adorable!) baby!
i started last week and it went pretty well - really well, actually. so sunday afternoon, g & i made a plan for the week and he did all the shopping on monday (oh yeah, i also loathe grocery shopping...).
TODAY it's 10:47am and our dinner is already in the crock pot! VICTORY!
and after i get my housework done, i'm going to bake the most wonderful (feel like a 50's housewife) bread. our family loves it! (maybe i'll add a photo later)
truth telling time - do you love making dinner for your family? (or could we start some sort of support group over here?)
i will say this: i'm not in favour of using food for comfort. i don't mean that to sound judgey-pants or anything, it's just part of where the Lord has taken me on our journey. that being said, there is definitely a comfort in knowing i'm being intentional about feeding my family and caring for their daily needs in this practical way. that's what i mean by "comfort food."