Before I share pictures from this week I wanted to tell you about an incident that occurred last night.
Since it was so cool outside I decided that I would make turkey and noodle soup. I was sautéing the veggies when my brother and his family came over. I turned off the burner and visited with them for a little while.
It started getting late, so I went back to fixing the soup. I was trying to get frozen turkey broth to come out of my regular mouth canning jars (Note to self: Use wide mouth jars next time.). I started poking at the turkey broth ice cubes with a knife when my husband decided he would help me.
I guess he was a little too vigorous because the bottom of one of the jars broke off and went right into my soup pot. I tried to be calm about what happened, but was worried our dinner would be ruined.
We thought about trying to find the glass and fish it out. This is when my brother decided it was time for them to leave. We ended up throwing everything in the pot away.
My husband said he was sorry and that he was only trying to help. I think I told him that I hadn’t asked for his help. He went into the other room. I wish I hadn’t said that.
Upon further assessing the situation I realized it wasn’t so bad. I still had turkey, noodles, and some broth that hadn’t made it into the pot yet. I used them to just make regular turkey and noodles.
When my husband came back into the kitchen he said he was sorry again. I told him it was fine and that it really was my fault for not having the broth thawed out and planning ahead better.
So, while I didn’t get the turkey and noodle soup I had wanted, we sure didn’t starve. Now, for the point of telling you this story.
We are all human and make mistakes. While I tried not to fuss at my husband about the incident, I do wish I hadn’t told him I didn’t ask for his help which was my passive-aggressive way of implying that it was his fault. It could have just as easily been me who broke the jar.
I think too often we women have a tendency to nag, harp, or hold things over our husband’s heads. Too many times have I heard wives berating their husbands over stupid things. I am guilty of having done this a few times despite my strong desire not to do so.
When I came across a post from We Are That Family, I thought it was so fitting for what happened last night and the point I am trying to make. In that post there is a free printable with this quote from Ruth Bell Graham, “A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.” Yep, that about sums it up.
Now, on the the pictures.
We had to buy a new car seat for Janna and she decided to test it out before I put it in the truck. I imagine her saying, “Is this what you mean by rear facing?”
Joseph loves swimming! We all enjoyed the pool for 4 days and then it got very cool. I am not complaining about the temperature, though. I am sure that it will be back up in the 90′s before long.
These 5 little kittens have been moved by their mama and grandma at least 4 times in their short little lives. Their grandma gave birth to one kitten who is a couple of months old. I think she is helping her daughter take care of these little babies because the bigger kitten is usually right with them. I am not quite sure about the family dynamics of these 8 cats of ours.
The kids and I walked down to the creek on Wednesday. They had a lot of fun throwing rocks in the water, playing in the sand, and swinging from grape vines.
While I was working on my latest sewing project, I had Janna try on the headband I made for her. She wasn’t the best hair model that day.
After spending the morning at several yard sales, Joshua’s reading and Julia’s swinging put Joseph and Janna to sleep. So sweet!
This morning I couldn’t find Janna. I shouldn’t have worried because James had her in his room listening to music with Joseph.
We had a pretty good week, did you?