Monday, April 20, 2009

8 things

Because I have nothing of worth to blog about lately...I am playing with Jamie. It feels cheesy to tag yourself though.

8 things I am looking forward to:
1. Summer - or maybe just lots of warm sunny days ahead
2. Growing my garden this year
3. New job officially starting
4. Paying off some debt
6. Finding some great summer reads including a new bible study...any ideas?
5. Painting the back side of the house
7. Maybe going on a mission/vacation trip this summer
8. Less time working and slower sunny days

8 things I did today:
1. A load of laundry
2. Taxied the kids, ran errands with Ron
3. Planted onions, peas and radishes in the garden
4. Painted a few flowerpots
5. Made dinner
6. Gave baths to two kiddos
7. Checked email, facebook, and blog
8. Hosed off the front walk
9. I could keep going...

8 things I wish I could do:
1. Grow money
2. Never do laundry
3. Travel more
4. Quit eating jelly bellys - should have given them all away
5. Eat more salad
6. Sew
7. Shop without watching prices
8. Drink more water. I would rather drink just about anything else.

8 shows I watch:
1. Biggest Loser
2. Dancing with the Stars
3. Castle (my new love)
4. That's it

8 people I tag:
1. If
2. you
3. want
4. to
5. play
6. consider
7. yourself
8. tagged.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Status Report my computer.

Drinking...Nothing. Hmmm...maybe I should be.

Weighing...Thoughts about Easter and how to make it real for my kids. And how much I want to live my life with eternity in my mind.

Thinking...About where God is moving my cloud.

Wondering...How softball practice is going to go tonight for Emma(15) and Eli(12) and Ron (coach).

Reading... Rethink by Steve Wright about how we do student ministry, great read so far. And A woman after God's Own Heart by Elizabeth George. I am going through this book with another woman and it has been so wonderful. It has been many years since I read this book and I had forgotten how great it is.

Contemplating...Twilight? I watched it last week to see what all the excitement was about. I don't get it. do some laundry and clean the kitchen :o)

Monday, April 6, 2009


Monday: Mexican Stack (our version of taco salad)
Tuesday: Grilled Chicken
Wednesday: Dinner at church (tortilla casserole)
Thursday: Spaghetti
Friday: Hamburgers/hotdogs on the grill
Saturday: Taco Macaroni skillet
Easter: Croissant sandwiches, salads, and dessert
Go check out more menus over at The Organizing Junkie

Last week I found a great blog for the frugally minded. The Grocery Cart Challenge. Gayle tries and succeeds at feeding her family of 6 on $60 a week. That is very impressive to me and I am hoping to learn from her. I made her Babysitter Cookies this weekend and they were great.

Spring is finally here! The weather is just beautiful today. I am looking forward to working in the garden, planting seeds and flowers and getting some sun on my very pale legs. Have a great Monday!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Picture this

This has been a long week. We are on Spring Break here which for this youth pastor's family means work crew. Hubby (along with other adult volunteers) takes teams of kids to church members homes for yard clean up and projects. The members then pay the kids for their work to help pay their way to camps and other youth events. This year they got the work done in three long, hard days. Whew! The kids are exhausted. Even the 8 yo and the 11 yo went just for fun ;o)

Yesterday was super busy for me. Along with the work crew stuff going our Girls Mission group from church spent the afternoon assembling pizzas that our church members had ordered with the purpose of the monies going to a mission trip planned for 5 adults to go to Guatemala in 2 weeks. The girls assembled about 50 pizzas and raised over $650 dollars that will be used for water filtration and gospel translation boxes (called proclaimers).

I then had an interview for a job I had applied for. Fun, fun. I hate those sorts of things. (the interview process)

I awoke this morning with a smile on my face. Yesterday was over and a new day had arrived. Yea! I remembered that garbage day was today...and Ron had left town last night for a youth ministers conference so I got up to roll the cans to the street.

When what before my wondering eyes do appear? But a YARD FULL OF SPOONS sticking up our of my grass. My neighbor who was leaving for work said with a smile on her face 'I love your lawn decorations'. Nice.

I am certain that they were not intended for me. So...the children will be removing then later today.

I wish I could share a picture of this loveliness, but my computer needs some TLC and will not cooperate.

Have a great day!!