I hope that you are all enjoying your holiday weekend. Today is just about as good as a Sabbath day gets. Here's a rundown:
Church this morning was awesome. Started out with Bible study and then good worship for Pentecost. Lunch at our usual downtown place, Lily's Seafood. Then home to throw in my laundry and work the NYT Sunday crossword. (While Ken dozed in the recliner.) Fatigued from all the mental effort in completing the crossword, I napped on the loveseat for about an hour. Planted annuals in the front flower bed (despite a few wayward raindrops). Having completed creation in that part of my Eden, I decided to follow God's example: I pronounced it utterly delightful, and rested.
Dinner consisted of a sirloin strip steak and corn on the cob, plus a tossed salad. I am becoming an advocate of Rachael Ray's philosophy of making your own salad dressing in small batches. You always have something fresh, something different, and you don't have to deal with all those bottles cluttering up your fridge until they are years past their expiration date. Tonight I tried one of Rachael's "recipes:" about a tablespoon of strawberry jam whisked with balsamic vinegar and olive oil until it is smooth and glossy. Season with a pinch of salt and black pepper to taste. Mild, slightly sweet, very nice.
Read for a little while on the deck (I'm loving this Peterson "Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places"). Soon I'll be comfortably watching Game 3 of Pistons vs. Cavaliers --- with my team 2 games up.
Like I said, does it get any better?