I went to NIA and James and Jack walked around the park, Jack was concerned that I was the building for so long.
Then it was errand time, drop Hannah at work, drop our wedding video at the Media to Digital place (we only have the one VHS copy of an event that was almost 30 years ago, been meaning to get it on DVD and digital for a while.) Jack said, boring.
We had lunch outside at the new Indian place that finally opened up, good food.
Then it was hot so we got some shave ice. As usual, Jack did not touch his snow ball (because it’s just ice.)
A flowery walk to Englewood Grand.
Jack and I checked out Berkeley lake for kayaking, it has better views when there isn’t haze from the smoke, lots of cattails and frogs too.
For lunch we went to Ohana Grille to check it out and I found out they have Hawaiian brunch on the weekends.
Grace made these at work.
We made a late night cookie run.
NIA again, then lunch at Cafe 180 with my furry date.
Did a little art.
Did some Shipt’ing and cooled off with ice cream and creeks.
Went to the park and watched Mudra dance.
You know Englewood Grand has really good drinks.
Saturday breakfast in Golden before a dog fest at the park.
Sunday, from church –
What is your purpose? Our purpose is not striving for the temporary. Everything we do in this life is temporary, ephemeral, a breath, everythings is meaningless – but then Jesus! Our purpose in life is to seek God first.
- Say yes to Jesus.
- Turn to Him for help.
- Follow Him even when you can’t see the outcome.
The everyday things give joy in this life because of the promise of eternity – Jesus gives life purpose.
(I’ll paraphrase Ecclesiastes -) I meal plan, grocery shop, cook, clean up the dishes and then I have to do it all over again. I wash and dry the laundry, put it up, but then everything gets dirty again and I do it all over – it’s all meaningless! Meaningless! Just temporary things that last a moment (like a clean house), no one will remember a clean house or food I cooked when I’m gone, there must be more to life! Every day the sun rises, sets, then goes back again, what is the purpose?!
Acts 17:24-28 “The God who made the world and everything in it, this Master of sky and land, doesn’t live in custom-made shrines or need the human race to run errands for him, as if he couldn’t take care of himself. He makes the creatures; the creatures don’t make him. Starting from scratch, he made the entire human race and made the earth hospitable, with plenty of time and space for living so we could seek after God, and not just grope around in the dark but actually find him. He doesn’t play hide-and-seek with us. He’s not remote; he’s near. We live and move in him, can’t get away from him!
Matthew 6:19-21 “Don’t hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or—worse!—stolen by burglars. Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it’s safe from moth and rust and burglars. It’s obvious, isn’t it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being….33 Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.
We dropped Hannah at work and went to the Dairy block for a date, dinner and music.
We went to EG for a nice drink on the front patio, Jack likes the front because of the rug.
Grace is in NM with Connections church doing a VBS at an Indian reservation, so I’m Peanut and Gingerbread sitting. Peanut was wondering what was up.
Dinners this week – tonight date night, sausage and shrimp gumbo with rice, cheese and onion enchiladas with salad, honey garlic chicken with mashed potatoes and broccoli, soup and sandwiches, food truck nite, leftovers.
Honey garlic chicken
6 chicken thighs, bone in or out, with or without skin*
Salt and pepper, to season
2 teaspoons garlic powder, to season
6 cloves garlic, crushed
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup water (or chicken broth)
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar (or apple cider vinegar, or any white vinegar)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
Season chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder; set aside. Heat a pan or skillet over medium high heat; sear chicken thigh fillets or breast fillets on both sides until golden and cooked through.
FOR BONE IN THIGHS:
Reduce heat after searing on both sides, cover skillet with a lid and continue cooking until the chicken is cooked through, while turning every 5 minutes until done. Drain most of the excess oil from the pan, leaving about 2 tablespoons of pan juiced for added flavour.
When chicken is done and cooked through, arrange chicken skin-side up in the pan (if cooking with skin); add the garlic between the chicken and fry until fragrant (about 30 seconds). Add the honey, water, vinegar and soy sauce. Increase heat to medium-high and continue to cook until the sauce reduces down and thicken slightly (about 3-4 minutes). Garnish with parsley and serve over vegetables, rice, pasta or with a salad.