It’s was a lovely autumn-y rainy weekend for my local multigenerational family. Our Sacramento area is very grateful for the sweet gift of rain from God as we need it badly! It did keep me inside most of the weekend. I know I won’t melt. But since I didn’t HAVE to be outside, it was quite nice to stay inside and work on projects. I had a lovely time chatting with neighbors on Nextdoor (it’s like Facebook only for immediate neighborhoods – to learn more, you can click here), experimenting with a new recipe, and having fun watching NCIS, and other TV shows with my senior mom.
Healthy Eating Joys
She’s been enjoying the various recipes I’ve been adding to my repertoire. Yesterday, we enjoyed a roast chicken with potatoes. The leftover chicken is snuggly in the freezer, waiting for a Chicken Alfredo pasta recipe I’m also going to try. But first, today I’m making a delish lasagne dish I tried a while back and we all loved. This time, though, I’m going to take a good friend’s advice. I’m replacing some of the noodles with zucchini circles. One of those great “less calories and more healthy eating” ideas!
Have any of you tried a spiralizer to make veggies into spaghetti-like noodles? That’s something else I’d like to try and I’d love to hear your thoughts on it at Facebook. 🙂
Holiday Craft Joys
I’m also starting to plan for my next visits with two sets of grandkids. Yes, it will be a while before I get to go. But with so many great sales, especially at Michael’s, now is the time to think about it! Besides our latest normal fun games like Trouble and chess along with craft joys like needlepoint and crochet, I think we’ll also work on homemade greeting cards. And maybe some new wooden ornament projects. We might also try the wooden Nativity sets again. Last year, due to busy schedules, only about half had time to make them. And I think they’d all enjoy it even if a repeat. 🙂 We made our own totally from scratch with popsicle sticks. But this might be a good kit so that even the littles can do it more easily.
Speaking of adorable littles, one of my newest grandkids is already enjoying Cedarmont Kids songs, just as his older cousins always did. And I’m looking forward to sharing those fun hymns and other songs with his other young cousins as well! I’ve added the cd to my car and the mp3’s are loaded in my Amazon Music app, ready at a moment’s notice. 🙂
Multigenerational Encouragement Joys
I took this photo in my city of Roseville in between storms. I loved the leaves turning colors. But the grey skies reminded me that we are in a season of storms – in weather, but also in life with all that is going on in our country and in our world. The election is getting closer and closer. Terrorism threats pop up daily! General unrest seems to be so prevalent. This is such a vital time to stand strong in the Lord, vote according to God’s Word and your conscience, and pray LOTS! AND it’s so vital that we share these thoughts with our grandkids as well. A blessed way of leaving a sweet spiritual legacy and encouraging another generation to keep their eyes fixed on Jesus!
With the holiday season fast upon us, I’ve also been thinking of possible options for any potlucks I might be invited to. In case you are thinking along those lines as well, do check out my Pinterest Board of Potluck recipes. I’ve added some fun new ones there:
Have a blessed week!
P.S. Some of my fave tools for multigenerational caregiving needs including a few I mentioned above 🙂 :