There are just some days that seem absolutely perfect. This was one.
I accomplished so much around the house, finished up some business, assisted three former students with major projects for their marching band and show choirs, did some grocery shopping, bought a new bicycle, and spent some time with a dear friend who came over to assist me with my computer and keyboard.
One major accomplishment was cooking fresh green beans for the first time. I know that to many this might sound terribly simple, but for me this was big stuff. I quickly discovered that breaking the ends and breaking them in half was incredibly tall business. However, the end result was spectacular. I cooked the beans with small chunks of ham, mushrooms and spicy tomatoes. I had purchased some prepared chicken breasts at Kroger – lemon chicken with a very delicious crust of Parmesan cheese.
There is a part of me that wishes I could enjoy cooking more, however, I don’t. It’s that simple. Actually, I am a pretty good cook. I just don’t enjoy doing it. Fortunately, I also have enough comedic stories to go along with my cooking episodes to make it far more interesting. The other thing, with my teaching schedule throughout the year, it is very difficult to prepare something and have it ready when I am finished teaching. Therefore, I tend to fall back on the crockpot a good deal.
I am aiming for my Friday to be just as perfect, and as exciting as my Thursday.
From DLJH’s iPhone
“Make it a great day!”