Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Soups on!

Can I just say that I am LOVING this cooler weather. Not cold enough to wear a coat. Just a little jacket or sweater, some long sleeves, long pants. Heaven. I hope the weather stays like this for a long time.

I wanted to give you all (all two of you) at heads up about something I am excited about in bloggyville. Turkeycookies is hosting a Soup Swap on Monday. We love soup! It is easy, cheap, add a little bread and ta-dah! Dinner! I am will surly participate in this fun little swap and I am hoping to get some great recipes for fall and winter. Won't you join me?

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Rollin', rollin', rollin'

Look at me. I am on a roll. I have been taking a moment or two to travel to some blogs that I have not looked at for a very, very long time. I came across this little status report and thought it was great.

Sunday Sept 26

I'm Feeling...

Proud...Of my son. He is growing into quite the young man. Great game on Saturday!

In awe...of a very HOLY God. I get it, yet I don't.

Thankful... For the birthday gift of a gift card and time to shop thanks to my mom-in-law.

Excited... To see what will come of the confrence my husband just returned from with our pastor and music minister.

Ready...for fall and cool weather.

Amazed...Of God's mercy on a sinner like me.

Achy in the heart...for my sister-in-law who still sick and fighting.

Grateful...For friendships that support, encourage, and lift.

Relieved...My husband is home from his trip.

Hungry for...Nothin'. Just had lunch.

Glad...To see new faces at church.

Regretful...that I didn't budget better last month and it bit me this month.

Happy Sunday to y'all.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Shopping alone

I went shopping today. Alone. For hours. That hasn't happened in a long time. The closest thing to it was about a year ago when I went with Jamie, Beth and Kelly to Portland. Good times.

I got thinking about blogging while I was trying on clothes at Ross. Standing inches away from the mirror, under florescent lights, viewing myself in all my glory. Not so good times. And I thought to myself 'Self, this would make a great post'. Now I remember why I NEVER EVER try things on at the store. I would rather bring it back than subject myself to that kind of...I don't even know...ugliness. Pasty whiteness that should never be seen in that light or up that close.

I remember when I was in high school there was a coined phrase 'A Perfect Size 10'. It was used by my mother's generation. I was still using odd numbered sizes at that time and a quarter of a 10 at that. Here I am, two decades later, and I am a size 10. Sometime an 8 even if it is a generous label. It doesn't feel so perfect. It feels a little soft in the middle. So what happened?

Hmmm....I think life. One husband. 5 kids. Ministry. And a lazy behind. And you know what, I think I am OK with that. Sure, I would like to be thinner, more toned, and less grey. But it is what it is.

Oops, I did it again

I had to change the template again. That worn brown background was bugging me. This one feels like fall to me. I like the orange. ;o)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Seasons are changing

Here I am with another new blog template to commemorate the changing of the seasons. I don't know if I like the worn look to the background...maybe it reminds myself too much of me...worn...vintage...a little scratched up...

School is off to a great start both at home and at Preschool. All things are running rather smoothly considering we have had sickness in the house, new class schedules, an abundance of church activities and football all in full force. I am loving my job which is a great blessing too.

I pulled some of my fall things out of storage and I am looking forward to putting on some sweaters, long sleeves and jeans. I pulled out the crockpot this morning and it brings me great joy to have dinner in the making at 8 O'Clock in the morning. Bring on the cool weather!!