Monday, September 29, 2008
Tonight was the first meeting I hosted for the Women on Mission group at my church. It was very promising. We had a great turnout, and some good ideas were presented. I am going to learn so much from those ladies~ I cannot wait! And, I baked a scrumptious peach pound cake to get the ladies to be nice to me. Maybe I can snag a photo of that for you in the morning, before my family finishes off the small bit of leftovers.
I'm sufficiently worn out from my day now...
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
So she gets to play goalie. She is also not (very) afraid of the ball(usually). This works great for playing goalie. However, she's on the short side for her age group...and unfortunately she's kind of slow. This is very stressful to the mom on the sidelines, because she usually misses when the other team takes a shot :( But at least she's not afraid to try! :)
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Translation: My best friend Max. Gone Forever. Doesn't like rain.
I'm not sure how my son knows he doesn't like rain, since he's been an indoor kitty. I guess he understands that cats generally do not like to get wet. And no, we do not want another cat right now, thanks for asking. As for me, I'm sad that my kids are sad, but I'm awfully glad I hadn't scheduled (and paid for) the neutering yet :)
He drew another picture, but I can't find it at the moment. This is a very tenderhearted boy. He still is sad for the bunny that we had that died last year.
I stumbled across this giveaway on a blog recently. I am linking so that I can have a chance to win it. Wouldn't this look great for dress up for the girly kiddos? Her blog looks great, too. I can't wait to read more.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Have you ever done anything like this? Please comment to give me any insight into how wonderful (or terrible) this is going to be!
I've not gone entirely off the deep end, as I am keeping the internet. We will be able to check news & weather whenever we want. We also have a daily delivery of a newspaper, so we won't be entirely cut off from civilization. During the day, I don't turn it on for the little kids, except on rare occasions. They will have to make do with a DVD at times. I leave the tv on sometimes just for background noise, but I do have radio and cd's, plus streaming music from the internet.
We can do this!!!
I'm worried that my husband will suffer without the speed channel :)
Saturday, September 13, 2008
How is it that the weekends are so crazy? Even though I feel like we didn't have much on the 'to do' list, we've been on the go all day. Yes, Apple, we went to Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart is a whole other post to itself! Here''s my play-by-play:
- wake up to the cats demanding some breakfast
- My baby girl (age 4) had crawled in my bed and tried to take my spot
- cook breakfast
- get oldest kid to soccer practice
- forbid oldest kid to have a sleepover tonight, because her attitude sucked so bad before soccer practice
- throw a few loads of laundry on
- wash yesterdays dishes
- make a list for walmart
- decide not to waste a trip as far as walmart, so we decide to go to the pool on the way
- pack a bag for the pool, with changes of clothes for later
- shower so I can shave legs before being at a public pool
- play at the pool (Awesome today!)
- eat lunch on the pool deck (domino's..and it was good!)
- get ready to go shopping from the pool
- realize I forgot to pack my bra to change into. NOT GOOD, so I get to wear my bathing suit slightly damp under my shirt
- go browse a bit at home depot (and dind't buy anything~it's a noteworthy accomplishment)
- shop walmart
- head home
- scoop cat poop
- watch nanny 911 and thank God my kids aren't THAT bad
Now I am wasting time on the computer before I get to figure out what to fix my family for supper, and they don't know what they want! Thanks for bearing with my day. There are still quite a few things to be done before we can sleep.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
My helper chatted about all kinds of stuff while we worked. She's a sweet one.
The verdict is in:
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
This relaxing time showed me that I really stress out too much over some things. I put a lot of pressure on myself to acheive certain things that really are insignificant.
Then, I get to Sunday school yesterday, and our lesson was on forgiveness. I don't think I struggle too much with this. I can forgive & usually forget quite easily. But, through the dialogue with classmates, I came to realize that I am forgetting to forgive someone very important. That would be myself. I hold grudges with myself when I don't do things perfectly, or often enough(like that cleaning thing). I have held on to some grudges against myself for a very long time. Did you know, you can forgive yourself, too? I never really thought about it that way before, but yeah, I think it could be very important!
So, even though I have a very busy time ahead, I am going to relax against myself a bit and see how it goes. Hopefully it will improve my attitude.
Friday, September 5, 2008
Hopefully next week, I'll be on a more happy baking spree. Any idea what to make?
Have you ever thought you were maybe trying to do too much? I have been feeling this way occasionally. Then, I'd get mostly caught up and be fine again. Well, adding these two college classes may be pushing me over the edge again! Like I have said before, they are not intellectually difficult...but man, they eat up time like crazy! Read, read, read...papers papers. What was I thinking? Oh, wait...I get $$ incentives to improve my level of education. And more education = higher rating for my business. I guess it is worth it. Not to mention, I might actually learn something (that is the most important).
Please, please pray that I will learn to get my time management working well for me! I love taking care of my family, but at busy times like this, they need to step up and take more control of the things as they are able. Also, throw a prayer in there for my family to be willing and loving in taking more responsibility for themselves. That could be extremely useful.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
One class I am taking this semester has hurt my feelings already! It is a nutrition class. One of our first assignments is to keep a food journal. I've done that before, usually as part of a diet. (Sorry if I offended anyone with the four letter word). It is not physically hard to keep the food journal. However, it is particularly painful for me to face just how badly I am eating. I know all the right things to do, but I fall away into doing what is easy, instead of what is healthy. So maybe this will help open my eyes to how badly I am taking care of myself, so I can make some changes.
Now, the days are beginning with soccer for 2, gymnastics, homework, my work and school assignments, among the regular stuff that has to get done. Good luck too all of you who have tons of stuff to do, like me! Get 'er done, right?