Monday, January 24, 2011

Multitude Monday, Take 190

Thanking God this week for...

1223. boys sleeping late
1224. Elijah's tenderheartedness
1225. time to catch up with a dear friend
1226. the grace, wisdom, growth, beauty I have seen in her life over the last year
1227. her new courtship

1228. memories of that time in my relationship with Steve
1229. God's mercy in spite of our mistakes
1230. news that another of Steve's cousins is pregnant
1231. time to snuggle Jude while he sleeps
1232. confessions, sins brought into the light

1233. a rearranged living room and dining room
1234. Elijah, Jude, Clifford and me in the rocking chair reading library books
1235. being so patient with me
1236. being slow to anger
1237. friends over for dinner and prayer

1238. grace to get up early
1239. crockpot pumpkin oatmeal that leaves the house smelling glorious first thing
1240. a Savior who beckons me to come empty-handed and washes me in His blood
1241. sweet receptionist at the chiropractor who is glad to care for my boys when I have to bring them along
1242. Steve's parents here for a few days

1243. Grandma playing Lincoln Logs with Elijah
1244. Grandpa snuggling with Elijah in the papasan chair
1245. Grandma getting giggles from Jude
1246. Grandpa mudding and sanding drywall upstairs
1247. little boys around a table at a third birthday party

1248. faces and hands covered with blue icing and chocolate crumbs
1249. freshly ground honey-roasted-peanut butter
1250. Skype with a handsome husband
1251. his having to travel for work being a rare thing
1252. free Papa John's pizza

1253. tennis balls bouncing the rhythm of drying clothes
1254. electric blankets
1255. grace to persevere through painful (again) nursing
1256. Ann Voskamp's book
1257. teaching me gratitude and cultivating more

1258. showing me the blindness
1259. helping me see


Anna said...

Mmm... crockpot pumpkin oatmeal? Sounds delicious. Could you post the recipe?

Amy said...

sure, Anna :) I personally don't think it tastes as good as it sounds or smells...but then, I'm not big on oatmeal in general. I didn't find it quite pumpkin-y enough. anyway, here's the recipe:

1 c. steel cut oats (or 1 1/3 c for regular old-fashioned oats)
4 c. water
1/2 c. pumpkin puree (I used a little more)
1/4 c. sucanat (or brown sugar)
1 T cinnamon
1/2 t. nutmeg
1/2 t. salt

GREASE CROCKPOT. Stir ingredients together (be sure to mix spices either with oats or with pumpkin first--they don't mix into the water very well) and cook overnight (8-10 hours for steel cut, 6 for regular) on low. Serve with a handful of pecans and additional sugar if you'd like.

Danielle said...

I was just going to ask for the same recipe!

And rearranged furniture feels so fresh. Almost like you got new furniture! Very needed for me in winter when the landscape gets so bleak and we're indoors so much.

Ashley said...

#1226 and #1227 makes me smile :)