Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sass's Sunday Salvation Show

Hello there!  I have been having a really busy day -- but the sort where, at day's end, I've impressed myself with all I got done.  here's what I did today:

I woke up at 4:00 a.m., finished one book and downloaded another: 7- An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker.  She writes compellingly of a life-changing series of events that led her to sacrifice many of the things that we, as Americans, take for granted as our entitled birthright, in order to clear her mind, her body, and her spirit - to literally make room for God to move.  And she's funny.  I'm only four chapters in, but I can already recommend it, and I know that the next book I download will be her Interrupted. [Hold the phones.  I just found out it's $1.99 for Kindle at Amazon.  Now, it's downloaded!] 

I climbed out of bed at six, checked both my email accounts and Facebook, then checked a website or two.  I have recently started playing The Grocery Game on a four-week free trial.  So far, it's been pretty remarkable.  I'll let you know how it goes by the end of my four weeks.

At seven, I was out the door to buy two copies of the Sunday newspaper. Back home, I made a cup of coffee and a bowl of cereal (Special K High Protein with vanilla soymilk - yum!), then spent a few minutes looking through the paper and organizing my coupons for shopping later in the day.  By 8:15 I was in the shower.  Got to church by nine - fellowship hour with the women's Sunday School class.  Church is at 10:30 - a very good sermon on Psalm 23.  

At 11:30, I was off to the Helena Clay Arts Guild, where MMM was opening two kilns.  He was up all night the other night, babysitting the firing, making sure the process was just right. It's much more complicated than I ever imagined.  He and a crew of potter friends unloaded beautiful piece after beautiful piece (I should have taken my camera with me - I know!).  I ran and grabbed a little lunch, then MMMom and I hit the thrift stores, where I scored on a drum shade, an old yardstick,  and some other cool stuff. I am developing a plan for one more wedding project (which, of course, I need like I need a hole in the head, but I can't seem to help myself!)

I dropped MMMom back off at the Guild, then went grocery shopping.  I am really pretty amazed at how well this Grocery Game system works, so far.  It's not really like "regular" grocery shopping; it's more like finding amazing deals so you can stock up and create a hedge against inflation.  For instance, today I pretty much just bought hamburger buns, canteloupe, and lots of  individual Yoplait yogurts.  I had a whole cartful of stuff, but it only cost me $21.  When I got home about 4:00, I processed the canteloupe for the freezer, and froze about half the yogurts, too. I put all the rinds and seeds into the compost bin.

Then I fixed and ate supper (homemade sloppy joes, southwestern quinoa and black beans, and canteloupe).  I worked a little on my wedding guest book.  Now, I'm here, talking to you.  

See it really was a lot!  But enough about my day - I want to see what's going on in your world.  But, before we do that, let's take a look at my favorite link from last week:

Katie, at The Crafty Blog Stalker, specifically points out that she cases others' projects.  Never fear - Katie also gives credit where credit is due.  Last week, she pointed the way to a recipe she spotted on another blog.  She'd given it a try, and made the most amazingly yummy-looking pepperoni roll-ups.  These look like they could be a great appetizer, or even a simple meal for those nights when a full-blown menu plan is out of the question.  Katie has some great content - you've got to go check her out.  While you're there, say hello from Sass, willya?

Katie, you Crafty Blogstalker, you, here's my featured button:

Sassafras Salvation

Time for this week's Salvation Show.  First, a few rules:
Share something you've done recently.  Take a moment to look at and comment on someone else's link - we're all in this together!  Please consider becoming a follower of Sassafras Salvation and take a Sunday Salvation Show button to remind yourself and others to come back again and again!

Sassafras Salvation

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for all of those kind words! AND of course for the feature! Love your blog!


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