Tuesday, August 26, 2008

This and that

I was so surprised last night when my family noticed my little sanctuary things. All six family members commented on how yummy the chicken soup smelled and three people noticed the quiet music. That was a huge encouragement to keep working on creating sanctuary here at home.

Here is the menu for the rest of the week:
Tuesday: Pizza from Costco - I have a late meeting
Wednesday: Church dinner; I have no idea what they are making
Thursday: Tacos
Friday: Fajitas

I would like to start planning Sunday lunch too. We usually go out with either set of grandparents, but this has started to change so I need to be prepared.

This has been an unusually quiet day. The kids are enjoying the last day of Summer vacation with their friends in the neighborhood. They all start back to school tomorrow. We will do some school housekeeping Wed and Thurs but not really start back until next week after Labor Day.

I have spent the day cleaning up, doing laundry and working on lesson plans. Tomorrow will seem so strange with all the kids in the neighborhood gone all day. I am sure to hear 'I'm bored' at least once tomorrow. Emma (14) has some testing in the morning and I have a meeting with a high school counselor to go over some credit questions in the afternoon.


Carol said...

Your house always feels like a safe sanctuary when I am there... You may not realize it but that is why all the kids in the neighborhood come to your house! WAY TO GO GIRLFRIEND!

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

Sounds like a good day! Dinner time around here often seems loud and crazy...I think I'll give the music a try.

Tricia said...

Hey, yours and Lori's blogs only have one post at a time. What's up with that? I think I missed both your previous posts. Is this one of those you snooze or lose things, cuz if it is I'm gonna be hurting. ;)

Can't wait til coffee tonight!!!

Lori said...

hey jill,
thanks for your help last night with Rhonda's kids.
I literally couldn't have done it without you.
Her kids are really very sweet and they sound excited about coming back to church.