Sunday started out early for me. I mean early. I woke up at 1am and couldn’t get back to sleep so I got up and got to work on the computer. I did yesterday’s post and poked around reading blogs, looking up info, that sort of thing. I finally went back to bed at 4am and slept until about 8am. It makes for a really disjointed feeling. I can’t figure out why that happens, but if I accomplish something, I guess that’s ok.
When I got up for real, I started on some more sorting. I’m proud of myself for getting a handle on this. The old saying is do it for 15 minutes and you can accomplish a lot. Since I can’t get other people in the house to work for 15 minutes, I’ll do it for him. Did I say that out loud?! 😉 It’s working and I’ve gotten a lot accomplished. I just may need an assistant when it comes time to putting out the recycling tonight! I’m happy with the progress so far.
Sunday afternoon, my sister Ele and I had something special we wanted to do. There is a group in our area called NJ Spirituality. They hold spiritual gatherings twice throughout the month. We didn’t know exactly what was involved, but we thought it sounded interesting. It was only a few minutes away so we thought we’d give it a try.
It was held in a wonderful place, the Woodbury Friends Meeting House.
I’m familiar with the Meeting house. I attend poetry society meetings here. It is beautiful and as I said Old.
This plaque shows just how old. The inside seems entirely made of wood and has an amazing peaceful feeling whether you’re in the meeting room or the community room section of it. I didn’t take any photos inside because I didn’t think it would be appropriate, but it is wonderful.
The gathering itself was in the meeting room, very quiet and you could almost feel that you were surrounded by all those who had attended meetings there throughout the years. The gathering included meditation, reiki and readings by two women who are mediums, connecting us with those who have passed on. I didn’t get connected with anyone, but it was my first time there and when we go the next time, there may be some contact. I know I felt very welcome there.
Ele and I both enjoyed it and we may attend some of their other programs. I think it’s always good to keep an open mind about these things.
By the time I got home I was really hungry. I needed something quick and easy…does that sound familiar?!? 😉
I started with an eggplant and zucchini that I had bought last week, garlic, whole wheat spaghetti, diced tomatoes with green chile I had gotten at Dollar General last week and my wonderful new fave I’ve been talking about, Cabot 50% reduced fat cheese.
I started with olive oil and garlic in the pan, then added the diced eggplant.
I then added the zucchini. When they were almost cooked, I added the diced tomatoes and heated it all through. While this was cooking I cooked up the spaghetti.
I have to say that this is one of the tastiest combos I’ve made in a while. The spiciness of the green chiles combined with the wonderful meltiness of the Cabot cheese was just delicious. I don’t use spaghetti a lot because I always make a mess with it, but I have 8 boxes I bought a while ago and I figured I better start using them. It was definitely good and very satisfying which I believe is the whole point!
I put together some overnight oats in an actual peanut butter jar!
I think that’s how the whole craze started-as a way to get the last of the peanut butter out of the jar! I’m looking forward to my breakfast to see how it tastes!
One Fall photo for you before I go.
Taken as Ele and I were leaving the Friends Meeting on Sunday afternoon. I can’t see enough of them and I want you all to be able to enjoy them along with me!
Lots to do today. Now I get to eat my OOIAJ!!
Happy Monday! Keep on Sortin’!!!