Friday, February 3, 2012
Outside my window...the sun shines bright, fluffy clouds float lazily by as buds begin to form on the shrubbery in the back yard. Spring is coming!
I am thankful...for a brief moment to squeeze in a blog during this hectic week
I am thinking...that I'm super blessed to be surrounded by family and friends that take such good care of my family and me.
From the kitchen...right now, a lunch of egg salad on homemade bread, green olives, pickles and orange and spice tea with vanilla sugar. Life is good. The meal plans for this week include:
- Monday: Leftover smorgasbord pulled from the freezer
- Tuesday: Chicken and rice casserole
- Wednesday: Papa John's Pizza and Ice Cream for family night
- Thursday: Spaghetti with marinara sauce
- Friday: Game night~ veggie tray, chips and salsa and birthday cake
- Saturday: L~ Fend D~ Homemade pizza (it's better than Papa John's, just sayin')
- Sunday: L~ Turkey and stuffing, relish tray D~ Popcorn and veggie tray
I am wearing... jeans and a red t-shirt, bare toes
I am creating... a new homeschooling routine, yet again.
I am going... nowhere for the rest of today, the gym and a Kohl's Cares Event tomorrow, and church on Sunday
I am wondering... how many people will show up for game night tonight, we usually have about 20.
I am reading... "Eats, Shoots and Leaves: A No Tolerance Policy for Punctuation" The book of Romans, "21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You" "The Story" (this week I also read the whole Rose Trilogy book series from Beverly Lewis) **wow, no wonder I haven't had time to blog recently** : )
I am hoping... to be the wife and helpmeet that Dan needs.
I am looking forward to... continuing "The Story" series at church
I am learning... that I can go nearly a month without purchasing groceries, and still eat healthfully, if I'm willing to put in the effort to catalog the contents of the freezer and pantry.
Around the house... Game Night prep is nearly finished, D and E are playing basketball on the PS3, P is playing a video game on the DSi, and DT is outside on the trampoline. (In case you are wondering, we don't have school on Friday. Fridays are devoted to socializing and getting ready for game night)
I am pondering... the fact that Dan and I so often forget to be grateful for the amazing health all of our children enjoy. So many children have disabilities, poor immune systems, vaccine injuries, or emotional, mental or learning problems. We need to be more mindful of how blessed we are.
A quote for today... "Grace isn't a little prayer you say before receiving a meal. Its a way to live." AMEN AND AMEN!
One of my favorite things... a night alone with the hubby in a fancy-schmancy hotel for free, while good friends care for our children. Every couple needs a break now and then *winks*
A few plans for the rest of the week...game night, gym, church, grocery shopping and hide and seek tag at the park on Sunday. (Park time is Daddy and boys time, mama stays home to lesson and meal plan, enjoy some quiet and get the house ready for a new week. It's good)
A peek into my day...Dan and I are so old that this is how we start our days together. LOL!
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