It's spring cleaning at Solomon this week. A bonus is that we are having a looong winter holiday, thanks to World Cup Soccer in South Africa.
It's my chance to happily do my odd jobs and tidying my very forgiving house that I love so much yet tend to neglect before anything else...
So here goes Catch Up week! Catch up on tidying, gardening, photos and of course, friends!
Here's a little tour of my garden and study so far!
Come inside......brrrr..it's cold outside!
My Study: My sanctury!
My Fynbos Bunny stands guard at the entrance!
I feel so much happier in my tidy study. I need a place in my busy home that I can call my own. I still want to do a lot here....replace the carpet. Have a material covered noticeBoard to cover the entire wall below the bookshelves but for now, I'm comfortable going about my business here!
Next project, Jarryd's room! New curtains and a new covered headboard. Willy, my old favourite handyman, and I are busy today with this chore.
Here's my yellow post today for my country and our soccer team, Bafana Bafana! Let's hope they can pull off a miracle today!
Cheerful Butternut Soup in a beautiful bowl by a local ceramicist.
Isn't my hat awesome!
Recipe for Golden Butternut Soup.
1 medium butternut diced
4 leeks sliced
1 onion sliced
500ml chicken stock
4 TBLS marg
2 stalks celery
3 medium potatoes
1 tsp sugar
Salt and pepper and thick cream to garnish (as you can see, I didn't have thick cream!)
Melt marg, saute leeks,celery, onion, butternut and potatoes. Cook for 10min. Add stock and cook til veggies are soft. Add milk (thin cream) and sugar. Liquidize, and add seasoning. Serve with a scoop of thick cream or as desired!
Nurture, guard, and guide the flock of God that is your responsibility … Not domineering as arrogant, dictatorial, and overbearing persons but being examples, patterns, and models of Christian living …. 1 Peter 5:2-3 (Amp)
“Sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me.” That’s absolutely wrong!
Names hurt more than sticks and stones. A child can break a leg or an arm and it’ll heal, but some of you are still under a curse today because when you were growing up your dad or mom said, “You’re never going to amount to anything.” And you’re still trying to prove them wrong. You’re still reacting to life instead of acting.
As parents we must understand the power of our words to hurt or heal. Always encourage, give praise when it's due but gently guide them on the right pathway. Finally, pray for them.