I had an idea what I would post today, but then life happened and so bear with me as I take a little bunny trail (I'll get back to slipcovers soon enough). First came the curveball - a sympathetic phone call from the principal at our sons' school, informing me that our oldest's facilitator would be leaving in a couple of weeks for another job.
Our oldest son has mild-moderate autism and to facilitate his full inclusion in a regular 3rd grade classroom, has has a facilitator - someone who is with him all day, keeps him focused and on track, is able to take him out for breaks if needed and generally works one-on-one with him has he needs. He has had the same facilitator since he came to the school for 1st grade and I cannot tell you how good she has been for him. God knew exactly who he would need and sent her! Now, God is leading her in a new direction. I was reminded that God knew this all along and has already been preparing the next perfect person for our son, so I prayed for peace, a smooth transition for him, and for his facilitator (and then I passed the request on to my Mom and Dad, our faithful prayer warriors).
Then the chocolate - yes, I confess am an emotional eater and chocolate is my go-to :) A few pieces before I headed to Target for a little retail therapy (and to get ingredients for the Valentine cookies he has been persistently asking for!).
Flowers - shortly after I arrived home, Murray got home, too, bearing flowers and chocolate (he knows me well! Almost 19 years since our first date!). Aren't they beautiful? And yes, the chocolate wrapper is empty, but I did share ;)
Cookies - I found the recipe here. Taste-tested and approved by the men of this household :) Just note, I used a 1" ice cream scoop for the cookies and ended up with about 4 doz. cookies (better than the 24 that the recipe says). More cookies is always better in this house!
So, did I cover everything? Oh, how did the retail therapy go? Well, I found a pair of pants on clearance that fit (!) and these great appetizer plates...
I think they will be perfect for cookies ;)
Are you facing a curveball right now? Can I pray for you? I would be honored.
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Rom. 15:13