Turn your lonely's into some lovelies

After some uplifting words from some kind ladies, I decided to make my lonely's bite the dust.  It started with a visit to a church I've been checking out and it was way more than I expected.  It was awesome, all about relationship with God and with God's people.  It was just what this heart needed on a rainy Sunday morning.

I got the entire house cleaned before going to church, thanks to a forgotten lovely: daylight savings.  Thank you!

This book that I am reading that is completely confronting my heart and changing the way I look at food.

"When you stop struggling, stop suffering, stop pushing and pulling yourself around food and your body, when you stop manipulating and controlling, when you actually relax and listen to the truth of what is there, something bigger than your fear will catch you.  With repeated experiences of opening and ease, you learn to trust something infinitely more powerful than a set of rules that someone else made up: your own being.  The poet Galway Kinnell wrote that 'sometimes it is necessary to reteach a thing its loveliness.'  Everything we do, I tell my students, is to reteach ourselves our loveliness."
~Geneen Roth, Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything~

A little treat from Starbucks and some grocery shopping, so I could make this for dinner.  So good, so healthy.  Even non-veggie eaters will fight each other for this, who knew pesto and yams?  Even better this meal averages out to about $1.50 a person.

I decided to make a date of it, I set the table, lit the candles and enjoyed my grub whilst watching this.  I crazy love this show.  It's even cooler when you tune in and find out that it's a family in your state.  What a lovely family.

{notice that map on the wall?  inspired by this lovely dining room, soon to be crown molding surrounded so it looks like it was put there for a reason}

{notice those pumpkins, not so ghoulish anymore, eh?}

With that I'm off to a lovely week, a very full school and social week.  That'll also keep the lonely's at bay.

Go see how others are makin' it lovely.


Andrea @ Knitty Bitties said...

Ohh, so much good stuff here. I can't wait to hear more about the church and the book.
The recipe sounds intriguing, but not sure about the yams?!?
Glad you treated yourself to sitting down for a real meal :).
And the map looks very fun ... I love seeing all the things 'cookin' inside your head pop up in your home :).

Love ya!

Princess Jessie Pants said...

You my dear are just precious. Love this post. Love that you went to church. Love your dinner & candles. Love that your lonelies are going away. Loves to you!!

Kelly said...

I'm so glad things got better on Sunday. I can't wait to hear more about your church visit! I've seen their name around.
I LOVE the map! I can't wait to see what it looks like when it's all done! Seriously - a craft night soon! I'm going to send out an email right now!

Heather at Blessed Little Nest said...

that book sounds amazing! the quote from it could apply to just about anything in life- i love that!

so glad you're working hard to keep those lonelys away. you're in my prayers, as is your hubby. take care sweet friend!

p.s. love your map!!! :)

summer said...

Andrea- I know, believe me, I don't know what I was thinking when I put the yams in the cart. And it's how I found the recipe. Totally edible when smothered in pesto!
Jessie- Can't wait to see more of your home! Loves to you and that sweet girl but please send my sister and nephew back to me :)
Kelly- Still waiting for a craft night e-mail ;) Stopped by ReStore today, and I am bananas for it, maybe we should have a shopping date?
Heather- Thank you so much for keeping us in your prayers and all your sweet comments :) Read your post on Joy's Hope and adored it, of course! Thanks for the map inspiration, can't wait for it to be finished!

April@gingerbreadgirl said...

oh man...I love this posting....I want to buy this book AND make this recipe...thank you for your sweet comment..have a great tomorrow!!!

Seizing My Day said...

Amen for a great church !! I hope/pray you continue to fill your soul there!! ;)

That veggie dish looks so much like a roasted veggie meal I used to make... how did I stop making it??!! ;) must get back into it!! yum! thanks for the reminder/inspiration!

PS love your Halloween costume... even if you were a little creepy! ha ha! and you have cute outfits!! will you be my personal shopper one day?!