Tuesday, May 15, 2012
a few little things
Most delicious pork roast ever: rub roast with a little oil and then a mixture of herbes de Provence, garlic (I used powder) and ground pepper. Massage it into the meat, and then sear in a hot pan until brown on all sides. Meanwhile, rough-chop one onion, two stalks of celery, four cloves of garlic, and if desired two (large) carrots. Place in slow-cooker. Rest browned roast on vegetables, pour 1 1/2 cups water over all, cook on high for five hours. Bliss. Plus your house will smell incredible all day.
I realized something: having a clean, organized house actually does make me happier. I am now even more motivated to finish off my big cleaning list. I checked a few things off it yesterday: the closet is now reorganized, mostly cleaned up, and mostly decluttered. A little bit is left for today, and I intend to leave it perfect. I got rid of a fair bit of trash; it was fantastic.
Apparently my husband really likes it when I sit down with him when he comes home instead of when I keep working. He actually forced me to sit down and stop cleaning last night. Then, since we had friends over, my friend Ruth did the dishes so I didn't have to. I realized something else: when I get into "cleaning mode," it's really hard to stop!
My maternal grandmother called last night. I get to see her on Friday. I'm pretty excited.
My mom called this morning. I also get to see her on Friday. And my dad, my siblings, and other family and friends. Can. Not. Wait.
Hubby and I had a fantastic morning.
I am guest-posting again today!! At a fellow young wife's blog--actually, it's Jami's at Young Wife's Guide. She's such a lovely lady, and she and her husband just found out last week that they're pregnant with their first baby!! I am thrilled and honored to be guest posting for her today (and tomorrow, with part 2 of the post). Stop by Jami's blog to read my post and leave her a little love!
We are so blessed. I'm so thankful. God is SO very good.