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I'm happily married, mom to four boys and four girls at home, with one in the presence of God. We are slowly working on raising our own food and making much of what we need. I knit, cook, read, pray, think, write, crochet, and I'm trying to sew, too.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Preparing for Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday and Lent

We are planning a game night with doughnuts and gatayif for Shrove Tuesday, whoever wants to come is welcome, and we'll play and eat and have a great time. I will still be cooking for the kids on Ash Wednesday, but with the two adults fasting, it won't be much. Rich and I are looking forward to Lent, and not just as a spiritual discipline, the dietary restrictions will help our well rounded figures.

I am very excited that this year we will be having an Easter Vigil. It will be ending at midnight, and we won't have morning services on Sunday. The church will be coming her for the feast that afternoon, and we will sleep in a little bit in preparation.

Last night's dinner was a quickie stir fry. I thawed some pork tenderloin and diced it up, marinated in soy sauce, garlic, ginger, brown sugar, and oyster sauce. I cooked some sliced onion in sesame and sunflower seed oil, then added the meat and some sliced green beans, then the sauce to thicken up. We served it over rice and rushed off to our Bible study.

Tonight will probably be a clean out the fridge type vegetable soup. We've had a cold spell for our area, with some snow pellets on Monday, and just chill nights. Just when we were hoping that we wouldn't be needing the heater much any more. Ah well, we should be getting out of it soon.

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