When was the last time you were invited to a Sunday dinner? For many of us, we live far away from family or friends and many of us work on Sundays or do our weekly running around and chores on that day. But when was the last time someone genuinely invited you to dinner?
Tonight, we are having a real Sunday sit-down dinner. The roast(s) and vegetables are in the pan simmering deliciously away. You can see the carrots and turnips on the top. The bottom has sauteed onions and celery in olive oil with a bit of Merlot wine.
With this roast, we will have mashed potatoes and gravy to go with it and rolls. I will place candles in the middle of the table and have cloth napkins & you can feel free to at least believe you are joining us.
While I can't change your circumstances, I can change mine. I can put on an apron, but that doesn't mean I'm a cook, but putting on the apron changes my frame of mind and prepares me to cook. So, I am changing my attitude and feeling great about cooking for a change.
We can use anything to change if we repeatedly tell ourselves it is for our good. For instance, I am not one to make news years resolutions, wear make-up, look nice or make my own bed. Those things have always been on the bottom of my priority list. But this year, I decided to make some changes in the way my home looks and I look. All part of that attitude thing I guess.
Each morning I get out of bed and get dressed, I make my bed now placing all the pretty pillows I have on top of it and now I no longer feel embarrassed when company comes over or have to close my bedroom door. Our bedroom sits right off the living room for those that might want to know.
I also have taken to putting make up on and this entails mixing a bit of moisturizer with some liquid foundation and blending it together real good. It makes for a perfect coverage and I don't feel it is as heavy to wear.
Lastly, I am making an effort to not wear ratty clothes all the time. Just because they are comfortable, doesn't mean they should be worn out in public.
What attitude changes do you want to make? I would love to hear from you and even if you are perfectly happy as you are, you are still invited to dinner, so grab a fork and have a seat and welcome to Sunday dinners!
As you can see, dinner was a hit, we used candles I set in a lazy susan and took out the good serving bowl to place our veggies in and as you can see, there is still plenty of room around the table.