Well, not so much the stereotype of “wife sitting on the couch eating bon-bons and watching the soaps” sort of lazy. Although I do love bon-bons, I’ve mainly been working. And that has generally meant a summer of cold cuts, crackers, and takeout. My husband made some yummy pot roasts in the slow cooker and solar oven over the past few months; these provided us with warm meals and variety. But me cooking? Not so much.
Too we dealt with quite a few stressful family issues this summer, which also tended to encourage my laissez-faire attitude when it came to cooking and homemaking in general.
I never claimed to be Martha Stewart or anyone of note when it comes to cooking, decorating, or the like. I’m just your average Jane trying to keep up with an ever hectic pace of workdays. Lots of dust bunnies to gather both here and at home, but until everything’s shipshape I can share one delightful find from the summer.
Y’all remember Amazon’s Prime Day back in July? Well, I happened to be checking out my Facebook stream when a blogger posted about a great deal on this ice cream maker. My husband just loves homemade ice cream, but we don’t really have the need for a huge batch. This seemed just perfect for a small family, and so I snapped it up while it was half off.
And my review? Seriously, it is the best. Fairly quiet and quick at its work. It certainly makes homemade ice cream a no-fuss affair.
In fact, here’s a picture of our latest batch of creamy vanilla ice cream:
As for me, I’m a bit tired but still alive and kicking. The heat and hullabaloo of the past few months have given me some needed perspective on life, work, and family. Homemaking will always be there waiting for us. As will work, bills, and other distractions of this life.
Sometimes when the heat becomes a bit too much, there needs to be a bit of grace, forgiveness, and possibly ice cream. And that, my friends, is a good bit of wisdom to gain.
Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding? –Job 12:12
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