Monday, April 9, 2012

coffee date: community + potato chips

Happy Monday! If we were meting for coffee today, I'd tell you how blessed I am and fill you in on my weekend. I hope you had a great weekend. I am grateful for the time we had with our church family. Living out of state from our family can be difficult around holidays, but I am extremely grateful for the new friendships we're making and community we're building. 

Community has been a priority, yet struggle for my husband and I. Since we moved outside of the city a year ago, we've been challenged to forge relationships with our neighbors, find a church home and feel comfortable in our new neighborhood. In our search for a church home, we met one couple who bought a house around the corner from ours, which has been a joy. They also have a dog, so we get together to have the dogs play and just share dinner during the week when our schedule allows. We've been attending a church plant since November that's further away than we'd like it to be, but there are several families we're blessed to know. This weekend, we enjoyed a meal with these new friends for Easter. I'm excited to see how God uses this church community in our lives.  
I would also tell you I had phone conversations with several family members this weekend. It started with a phone call from my uncle during the workday Friday, a welcome surprise. I also tried a few new-to-me recipes over the weekend, both of which were very successful: black bean burgers and deviled eggs

I'd tell you the somewhat comical and unexpected things that happened recently. True story: Last week, I came home from work and opened the pantry looking for a snack. I saw a bag of Cape Cod potato chips from the backside ((these weren't there the last time I'd been in the pantry meaning the mister had bought them while I was at work)). Without looking at the label on the front, I stuck my hand inside grabbed a chip and popped it in my mouth. To my horror, it was salt and vinegar. Even if you like the flavor, it's overpowering. But I do not care for it one bit. Yuck! It was quite disappointing and the next time I found myself in the grocery store, I purchased a bag of plain ol' Cape Code chips ((okay, they were reduced fat, but not flavored))! Lesson learned: always thoroughly read the label!
What would you tell me if we met for coffee?
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6 comments:

  1. I feel it's always a struggle to find community but so great when it happens!! We got to spend Easter with family in Alabama - it was fun despite the nasty cold I've been fighting :)

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    1. So glad you could spend time with family! I hope you feel better soon!

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  2. I would probably tell you how great our Easter was as well and how hard it is to get back in the grove of work today :)

    PS- did you get my guest post I sent over??

    Have a great afternoon!

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    1. yes, it was hard to be back at work today...oh Mondays!

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  3. I would tell you that I've been SOOO sick and haven't left my couch or bed but finally, finally am feeling normal after five days. and it's so gorgeous sunny here I can't help but have a spring (pun intended) in my step!

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    1. oh no! I'm so sorry you've been so sick! Glad the sun is out and you're enjoying it! Your instagram photos make me smile :)

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