Monday, April 30, 2012

Move it Monday

Boy, am I glad I've got stuff to do indoors, because there's not going to be a lot of outdoor activity for the next few days!  We had rain on Saturday, non-stop rain yesterday, and today is looking no clearer.  Poor Molly, she hasn't been out for her morning walk since Saturday because she hates the rain, and it just won't let up!  My biggest concern is for Wednesday, when I'll be driving up to Central Florida for my daughter's graduation.  It's supposed to rain that day too, and I hate driving in bad weather.  I'll be praying for the rain to let up on Wednesday so the drive can be as pleasant as possible!

Since I'm stuck indoors today, I've decided to make the best of it.  I cleaned both bathrooms this morning, and I folded one load of laundry.  I plan to do another small load of towels, then I'm going to start packing for our trip.  Dinner today will be Mexican-style chicken soup, a favorite of ours and perfect for dark and dreary days like today.  Saturday I did 3 scrapbook pages to help the day feel more cheerful; I may just do another one today.

I hope your day is looking bright and cheerful!  God bless, have a wonderful week.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Observing My Senses

For Today, April 28, 2012...

I am seeing...grey clouds, indicating more rain.  We got some last night, but it doesn't look like the clouds are done.

I am feeling...satisfied after a yummy breakfast.

I am hearing...cartoons coming from my bedroom.  My son is awake.

I am egg over-easy, 2 slices of lower sodium bacon, a slice of cinnamon raisin bread, and coffee.

I am smelling...the remnants of my breakfast.

It just takes a moment to observe your surroundings.  Won't you join me?

Friday, April 27, 2012

Follow Friday Four Fill-In

It's the end of the work week, the school week, and it's time for my Friday Four Fill-Ins!  Hop on over to Hilary's at Feeling Beachie and test your skills.

1.       I never ___ when I ___
I never cry when I am in public.  I've always hated to have anyone see me cry.

2.       I used to __but I stopped
I used to go to the gym but I stopped.  I still exercise, mostly walking our dog Molly or taking walks in the park, but no weight training.

3.       My favorite picture of all time is of _______________
My favorite picture of all time is of my two oldest children at Disney's Hollywood Studios.  My daughter was 7, my son was 10, and they took their picture with 2 army toys from Toy Story.  The look on my daughter's face is classic.  She was absolutely beaming.

4.       When it gets dark I think about _______________
When it gets dark I think about how blessed I am to have a comfortable bed in a comfortable home.  Not everyone in this world can say that.

Five Question Friday

What a lovely Friday evening here in South Florida!  It's supposed to rain tonight, which would be so neat!  I love hearing the rain against the window at night; it's like God's lullaby.

Here are my five answers for this week's five questions.  If you want to give it a try, visit Mama M at My Little Life.

1. Do you make your kids finish all the food on their plates?
No, I avoided that because my mom used to make me sit at the table for hours till I cleaned my plate, and I hated it.  I tried to serve what I believed they would eat, and I've not had a problem.

2. Do you give an allowance?
Not a weekly allowance, but my youngest will get money for good grades and accomplishments in school.  I don't believe in giving a child an allowance just because.  Children need to learn to earn, or else they grow up expecting everything to be given to them as though they deserve it just for existing.  The world isn't kind that way.

3. Do you actually park your car in the garage?
NO!  And it annoys me to no end!  When we first moved in to this house I did park in the garage, then the hubby decided he wanted to convert the garage into a game room, and put a 9 foot pool table in there along with exercise equipment and a wall unit complete with TV, DVD player and music.  Well, the pool table got lots of use in the beginning, then it slowly became a trash collector.  The exercise equipment got used sporadically, and now isn't used at all.  My son will occasionally have his little friends over and they'll play pool, but it's not like he's in love with the thing.  I want my garage back!!

4. What is one food you will NEVER cook?
Okra.  'Cause it's nasty.

5. Do you have anything exciting planned for the summer?
Moving my 2 oldest children back to South Florida.  My daughter graduates from college next Thursday (yay!) and both kids want to come back down.  That's fine with me - I love having my babies nearby!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Psalm 118:24

Wednesdays Words of Wisdom

 "Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow. So one hundred worshippers meeting together, each one looking away to Christ, are in heart nearer to each other than they could possibly be were they to become unity conscious and turn their eyes away from God to strive for closer fellowship. Social religion is perfected when private religion is purified. The body becomes stronger as its members become healthier. The whole church of God gains when the members that compose it begin to seek a better and a higher life."

 - A. W. Tozer

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today, April 24, 2012...

Outside my the loveliest blue sky, serving as a backdrop to green trees and tile roofs.

I am thinking...if the weather were like today every single day, I'd be very happy.

I am thankful...for beautiful days like today, and for not-so-beautiful days too.  Everyday is a blessing.

I am have to take a Benadryl for my allergies.  It always happens when I'm working in the yard.  Like today - I cut the grass and now I'm all stuffed up.

I am wearing...a black t-shirt, jean bermuda shorts and white flip-flops.  It's 77 degrees out, sunny and breezy.

I am noticing...a few coconuts in one of our palm trees.  Too bad they're too high to reach.

In the kitchen...I made tilapia today, because it's fast and easy and I was tired after working all morning in the yard.

I am reading...Genesis with my son, A Love That Multiplies during my down-time, and In Search of Christian Freedom for my personal study.

I am allergies won't get too out of hand.

I am wondering...if I take a nap now, will I be able to sleep tonight?

I am looking forward daughter's graduation.  It's a little over a week away.

Around the house...I've been working more outside than inside thanks to the beautiful weather.  I did some major cleaning last week so the house is still looking good.

I am pondering these words..."He came to pay a debt He did not owe, because we owed a debt we could not pay." - author unknown.

One of my favorite the feeling of accomplishment when I've finished a task or chore.

A few plans for the rest of the son E has FCAT's tomorrow and Thursday.  We have Awana tomorrow night, and of course church on Sunday.

Wanna join in the fun?  Visit Peggy at the Simple Woman's Daybook.  God bless.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Move It Mondays

Good Monday morning!  I can only hope that the weather is as beautiful wherever you are as it is here in South Florida.  We awoke to mid 60 degrees, crisp and cool, and now it's in the 70s, breezy and cool and sunny and so not humid!  We got lots of rain this weekend, which we needed, and now the grass seems to be basking in the sunshine.  It's a perfect day to be outdoors!

With that in mind, and since I've already taken sweet Molly for her morning walk (or she took me, depending on your perspective), I'll be working some in the backyard, picking up leaves and branches that flew off yesterday after the rains and wind, then I hope to work in the front yard, pulling weeds and rearranging some of the rocks so that we don't have a lot of dry patches.  This is the best time to do this kind of work; pretty soon the weather will be hot and humid, and no one will want to be outside!

Have a wonderful Monday!  This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Wisdom of Spurgeon

"What is needed is thought, truth, and sound doctrine, and the Spirit of God. Young men are apt to think less of what to say than of how to say it; but our advice is, think of both in due proportion. Set the matter before the manner; get the horse first, and get a good one, and then harness him. Give the people the grand old Gospel, and plenty of it, and they will not much mind the way in which you bring it forth."

 - Charles H. Spurgeon.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Observing My Senses

For Today, April 21, 2012...

I am seeing...lots of clouds.  It rained heavily last night, and it appears the rains will continue today.

I am and dry in my comfortable home.

I am brewing, birds chirping, the automatic air freshener spraying its scent.

I am tasting...breakfast in a few minutes.

I am smelling...biscuits in the oven.  I'm trying the Jiffy brand buttermilk biscuit mix.  If they taste the way they smell, we're in for a treat.

It just takes a moment to observe your surroundings.  Won't you join me?

Friday, April 20, 2012

Follow Friday Four Fill-In

Happy Friday Fill-In Day!  The object of this exercise is to fill-in the blanks.  That's it.  Sounds easy, right?  Wrong!  It requires the use of the grey cells (as Hercule Poirot would say).  So get crackin', and share your answers at Feeling Beachie with our host, Hilary.

1.       I always forget___
          I always forget people's names.  It can be embarrassing sometimes too!

2.       I never __without___
          I never go grocery shopping without a list.  If I do I'll forget everything I need and buy everything I don't. :P

3.      Recently I started to _____, and it has helped tremendously!
         Recently I started to walk with our dog Molly for 30 minutes, and it has helped tremendously!  Both of us are getting some much needed exercise. :)

4.      If I had to find a date, the last place I would look for one is _______.
         If I had to find a date, the last place I would look for one is a club.  Loserville, USA.

Five Question Friday

Happy Really Really Hot Friday!  I don't know about where you are, but here in South Florida it is very hot!  It's already 80 degrees out, but what makes it feel so uncomfortable is the humidity.  We got some rain yesterday afternoon and it seems the humid air stayed with us.  Molly and I had to cut our morning walk short because it was too hot to walk.  Maybe I'll make it up to her this afternoon, if it cools off.

Okay, time for Five Question Friday!  If you'd like to join in, hop on over to Mama M's at My Little Life.

1. Groceries are high right now what is easiest way you have found to cut back?
I check the circulars and try to find good bargains near the house so I don't have to drive out too far (because gas prices are atrocious as well).  The Winn-Dixie supermarket is right by my son's school, so whenever they have a good sale (which is pretty often) I stock up.  Especially when it comes to snacks, I look for sales because those can really add up.

2. What are the top 3 things on your "bucket list"?
I confess I didn't know what a bucket list was till I saw this question and googled it.  Um, let's see.  I want to have grandchildren that I can love on and spoil to my heart's content.  I want to visit our nation's Capitol.  And I want to lead someone to Christ before I die.

3. Would you rather give up AC or heat?
Ha, that's easy.  No one in South Florida would ever consider giving up air conditioning.  That would be like giving up oxygen completely.  No, I love the heat, but I can't tolerate humidity, so the a/c is a need, not a want.

4. What's your favorite cocktail??
I don't drink cocktails, but I do enjoy a non-alcoholic pina colada every now and then.

5. What was your first job & how old were you?
My first job was in 1980 when I worked as a clerk at one of the main offices of Chemical Bank in downtown NY near Wall Street.  I was 16 years old.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thursday Thoughts

~ Molly and I have been taking longer walks in the mornings.  Since she was spayed last month I had to start her on short walks so she wouldn't tire herself out or hurt herself.  We went from 10 minutes to 15, then to 20, and the last couple of mornings we've walked for 30 minutes.  She enjoys her walks so much, and it's great exercise for me as well.  Plus, I have to take advantage of the beautiful weather we've been having.  The mornings are sunny and warm but not humid, and there's a breeze so it's comfortable for walking.

~ If the weather continues the way it's been, this summer will be unbearable!  We basically skipped winter this year, with only one or two "cold" days (in the 50s).  Winter felt more like spring, and spring has already disappeared, quickly turning into summer.  We haven't had much rain either, just a few sporadic days of showers, so the heat is becoming more intense.  In the afternoons it gets into the mid 80s and we're only in April.  I don't know how we'll survive July and August.

~ My daughter went back to Central Florida on Tuesday.  She came down for the weekend, and we mailed her graduation announcements.  It still seems incredible that 4 years have passed and my daughter will be graduating from college.  She has her last classes this week, and finals next week.  Graduation is May 3.

~ I don't know why colleges schedule graduations for weekdays.  My daughter's graduation is on a Thursday morning.  That means E and I will have to leave here Wednesday afternoon, because A lives 4 hours away.  It also means he'll be missing 2 days of school, Thursday and Friday, because there's no way I'm driving up Wednesday and leaving Thursday.  I know this won't go over well with his school, but I don't care about that.

~ Here in Florida, excused absences are: a) a death in the family, or b) sickness.  I think that's horrible.  The schools will only excuse absences for illness or tragedy.  What about happy occasions?  What if Mom is having a new baby?  Or a special relative is visiting from out of town?  Or maybe your older sibling will be graduating from the university?  I think these are valid reasons for a child missing school.  Children should be allowed to celebrate the good moments in life and not worry about what their teachers will say.

~ My daughter A and I went shopping on Saturday for a dress for graduation.  She wanted to dress up nice but didn't want to wear heels because the graduation is about 3 hours long and that can get tiring.  I dreaded having to go dress shopping with her because she's so picky.  We've gone dress shopping before and it's hasn't been much fun.  God obviously had compassion on me because He found us a dress at the very first store we entered at the mall!  We went into Sears only because it was the first store we passed, not because I expected there to be anything she liked.  Actually there were several really pretty summer dresses that would be totally appropriate to wear with flats, and the first one she tried on was a winner!  The dress was on sale too, $35.99.  She got a tank top to wear underneath (since the dress is low cut) and a pair of black patent flats at Payless, and so she got her entire graduation outfit for just over $75.  After looking at some other outfits and shoes I felt like we did really good!

~ The past couple of weeks have been so busy.  This is the first day I'm taking it easy in quite some time.  I deserve a day off.  Of course I'll still have stuff to do, like making my son's favorite meal (beef empanadas), but I'm gonna relax a little today too.

~ I've been watching Poirot on Netflix, since I've finished watching all the episodes of Sherlock Holmes.  I love those kinds of mysteries, the whodunnit's.  I'm so glad we have Netflix too, because network television has nothing that appeals to me.  I'm not into the competitions, I don't like reality TV (well, except for the Duggars), and even the channels I used to enjoy don't entertain anymore.  I used to watch HGTV all the time for the decorating shows, but now it seems all they ever show is House Hunters or Property Virgins or My First Place - shows on buying homes, not decorating them.  There are still a few good shows on Food Network but too many are repeats.  If it weren't because my son loves watching his cartoons I'd get rid of satellite TV altogether and just keep Netflix.

And those are my thoughts for this Thursday.  Have a blessed rest of your week.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wise Words for Wednesday

"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great Pillars..."

 - George Washington

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today, April 17, 2012...

Outside my's H-O-T!!  Yesterday it had cooled down quite a bit after the rain in the morning, and today it started off pretty cool as well, but once the sun came out it has gotten hotter and hotter.

I am thinking...just 2 1/2 more weeks till my daughter's college graduation.

I am thankful...that my daughter has done so well in school and will be receiving her degree.

I am wash my hair today.  The heat makes even my scalp sweaty.

I am wearing...a black and white floral top, black capris and no shoes.  It's about 85 degrees right now.

I am noticing...the weather, which has been warmer than usual across the country.  It makes me wonder if we'll be seeing more hurricanes this summer because the waters are so warm.

In the kitchen...baked slice of ham in the oven.  With pineapple slices, it's just so tasty and easy to make.

I am reading...through the Bible with my son.  At least that's the plan, one chapter every morning.  We read Genesis 2 today.

I am hoping...that I'm wrong, and we won't see increased hurricane activity this year.

I am wondering...about this pain in my elbow.  Is it arthritis?  I'm gonna have to get to the doctor and find out.

I am looking forward son's FCAT exams to be over.  He took the math portion yesterday, and will have the reading portion next week.

Around the house...I got all the floors cleaned today, and moved the furniture around in the family room.  The house looks great, but I'm exhausted.

I am pondering these words..."The Pharisees minded what God spoke, but not what He intended....They were busy in the outward work of the hand, but incurious of the affections and choice of the heart. So God was served in the letter, they did not much inquire into His purpose; and therefore they were curious to wash their hands, but cared not to purify their hearts." - Jeremy Taylor.

One of my favorite a bargain.  We found my daughter's graduation dress on sale at Sears for $35.99, and black patent flats at Payless for $16.99.  Yes!

A few plans for the rest of the week...Awana tomorrow, then nothing else planned in particular.  We'll see what the Lord has in mind.

Wanna join in the fun?  Visit Peggy at the Simple Woman's Daybook.  God bless.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Move It Monday

Boy, did I ever move it today!  Happy Monday, or end of Monday in my case!  It's been a crazy busy day, and I'm thankful for all I got accomplished.  Here was today's list of things done:

* Bathe Molly
* Wash Molly's bedding
* Clean my car inside and out
* Clean daughter's car inside and out
* Clean up debris from trees in backyard

I gotta say, I'm sooooo tired!  There are muscles hurting I didn't know I had!  I think I'll be sleeping extremely well tonight.  Hope ya'll do too!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Observing My Senses

For Today, April 14, 2012...

I am seeing...rain, rain, and yes, more rain.  It's pouring outside.

I am feeling...refreshed after my morning shower.

I am hearing...the rain.  There's lots of it.

I am yummy breakfast: egg, bacon, biscuit.

I am smelling...shampoo in my hair.  Time to blow-dry.

It just takes a moment to observe your surroundings.  Won't you join me?

Follow Friday Four Fill-In

It's time for Follow Friday Four Fill-In!  Well, no, it's actually a day late, but computer issues delayed me.  Oh well, better late than never!  Give it a try; hop on over to Hilary's at Feeling Beachie.

1. When I am __ I always ___
When I am reading I always doze off.  I don't know why; even when the book is getting really good, I find myself nodding off.

2. ___ is my __ of ___
Kohl's is my department store of choice.  Seriously, have you seen the bargains?!

3. The  ______ the ____
The older I get the more I realize how little I know.

4. If only I _______ then ______ and everyone would be _______.
If only I weren't so shy then I could share my testimony more freely and everyone would be encouraged by it.  (Wow, that was a hard one!  I had to think about it a lot.)

Five Question Friday

Yes, I know, I'm a day late, but this time I have a good excuse:  the computers were acting up.  I was in the middle of a post when the computer began restarting for no reason.  Later on I went to my son's computer and the same thing happened!  I got frustrated and walked away, but I'm here this morning to do my Five Question Friday.  If you want to try your hand at it, visit Mama M at My Little Life.

1. Who mows your grass?
My hubby and son used to do it, but now that hubby has moved on and son is in Central Florida, it's little ole me.  I thought it was going to be terrible, but honestly it's no biggie.  Just like vacuuming, but outdoors.

2. Do you have a picture wall or picture gallery in your house (show us! <--- my addition to the question)?
No; I'm a bit more of a minimalist.  I have pictures up but not a one wall gallery sort of thing.  For me it's too much going on in one spot and that would make me dizzy.

3. What book has influenced your thinking the most? Or, what blog? (I want to read what gets people thinking!)
That's easy, the Bible.  It's my life manual.  As to a specific book in the Bible that has influenced me, I think the book of Acts is very powerful.  Seeing how the early church took off and how the Gospel spread in the short time after Jesus' ascension into heaven is awe-inspiring.

4. Do you have allergies? If so, how do you handle it this time of year?
Yes - in March especially.  Benadryl seems to be the only medication that works for me.  Sudafed isn't strong enough, and products like Claritin that promise not to make me drowsy work a bit too well - I can't sleep at all.  My allergies are calming down now, though they may start up again as we're getting some rain.

5. What's your go to meal to cook in an hurry?
I'd love to say pasta, but my family isn't big on plain pasta with sauce; they like more meaty meals.  I always keep frozen pizzas in case of needing something in a hurry, or I can grill up some burgers on the stove top grill.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today, April 11, 2012...

Outside my window...darkness.  Total darkness.  I can barely make out the trees.

I am thinking...yesterday would have been my dad's 77th birthday.

I am thankful...for the girls in our Awana group.  What a wonderful, sweet bunch of young ladies!  I love them so much.

I am bed in the next half hour.

I am jammies.  It's almost bedtime.

In the kitchen...I made tilapia today, which is funny because that's what was on my daybook last week.  I usually have tilapia once a week.

I am creating...hmm, creating.  I should really try to be more creative.

I am wondering...if Mr. Zimmerman has repented for having killed Trayvon Martin.  He's in police custody now, but how has he been living with his own conscience?

I am bible and my devotions.

I am hoping...justice will be served in the Trayvon Martin case, and that his family can move on from this tragedy.

I am looking forward to...spending some time with my daughter who is in town again for the weekend.

I am learning...a lot about American history.  I've been watching the miniseries America: The Story of Us on Netflix whenever I get a chance.  It's really interesting.

Around the house...I got quite a bit accomplished today, though I still have more to do.

I am pondering these words..."I've never been hurt by anything I didn't say." - Calvin Coolidge.

A few plans for the rest of the week...I'd like to take my daughter shopping to see if we can find her a nice dress for her graduation.  I'm thinking a summer dress, since the weather has been really hot and her graduation is outdoors.

Wanna join in the fun?  Visit Peggy at the Simple Woman's Daybook.  God bless.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

He Is Risen!

The tomb is empty!  He Is Risen!  Praise the Lord God Almighty!

Happy Resurrection Sunday.

Observing My Senses

For Today, Resurrection Sunday, April 8, 2012...

I am seeing...another gorgeous day coming alive, cooler than it's been the past couple of weeks, perfect for celebrating the resurrection of our Savior.

I am feeling...thankful for Jesus' sacrifice, and even more thankful that He Lives!

I am hearing...only the whir of the computer fan.  Everyone is asleep.

I am tasting...nothing yet.  Breakfast soon.

I am brewing in the kitchen.

It just takes a moment to observe your surroundings.  Won't you join me?

Friday, April 6, 2012

Follow Friday Four Fill-in

I was busy with my kids and our church's discipleship conference last week, and I didn't get my fill-ins done.  I missed it!  If you want to try your hand at it, visit Hilary at Feeling Beachie.

1.       I never wear ___ and I don’t know why
I never wear my black platform shoes and I don't know why.  I guess I forget I have them.

2.       In the winter I always___
In the winter I always laugh at the Northerners plowing their snow (I know, that sounds so mean, but I'm so glad I live in South Florida).

3.       When I ___, I miss ___
When I go to Cracker Barrel, I miss the turn.  It's not my fault, though.  The sign is confusing. :P

4.       I love the way ___ feels
I love the way a foot massage feels.  I could use one right now!

Five Question Friday

It's Good Friday, and what a special day it is.  How important for us all to remember what Christ did for us - took on our sins so that we may be forgiven, and can come into relationship with God once more.  I am so thankful for His amazing gift!  As we prepare for Resurrection Sunday, how about some Five Question Friday?  Visit Mama M at My Little Life to participate.

1. Would you prefer having people over for dinner or going to their house?
I enjoy having company and cooking for them, though I am not a big "party" person.  I like having dinner with friends, and then maybe a board game or two.

2. Favorite Bible verse and why?
Proverbs 3:5,6.  "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths."  It reminds me of Who is really in control.

3. What was the first concert you ever attended, and the most recent one?
My first concert was in 1986, and it was a Jose Jose concert, the Mexican singer, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.  The last concert I went to was a BarlowGirl concert at our church.

4. The year is 2025. What are you doing, and what have you done?
Hmm, let's see.  2025 is 13 years away, which means I'll be 61 years old.  My hope is that I will still be living close to my children, enjoying some grandkids, and serving the Lord in my church.  As for anything else, that's for Him to know and me to be faithful.

5. What's your favorite Easter treat?
Anything with chocolate. Cadbury is especially delightful. :)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today, April 4, 2012...

Outside my feels more like July than April, except for the lower humidity.  It's in the upper 80s today.

I am thinking...if this is what April is like, July and August are gonna be scorchers!

I am thankful...for this past week with my kids at home, and for the conference we had at our church.

I am Awana tonight.

I am wearing...a paisley top, blue skirt and flip flops.

In the kitchen...tilapia today, with salad and veggies.  Tonight we're having pizza at Awana to celebrate our 2nd place victory at the Awana games.

I am creating...what am I creating?  Nothing comes to mind.

I am wondering...if I'll be able to get everything on my to-do list completed this week.

I am reading...very little other than my devotions.

I am hoping...we can stay focused on Christ this week and not on the bunnies and eggs so much.

I am looking forward to...Good Friday church service, and Resurrection Sunday.

I am forgive even when it seems impossible.

Around the's time to seal the bathroom tiles, so I started on the hall bath.  We put in travertine tiles a couple of years ago and they need to be sealed periodically.

I am pondering these words..."To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you." - C.S. Lewis

A few plans for the rest of the week...Good Friday service and Resurrection Sunday service, finish sealing the tiles in master bathroom, and all the rest of the usual stuff.

Wanna join in the fun?  Visit Peggy at the Simple Woman's Daybook.  God bless.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Really Good Advice

"Every morning, read seriously and reverently a portion of the Holy Scriptures, and acquaint yourselves with the history and doctrine thereof. It is a book full of light and wisdom, will make you wise to eternal life, and furnish you with directions and principles to guide and order your life safely and prudently." - Matthew Hale

Monday, April 2, 2012

Move It Mondays

Oh, my poor blog!  I've ignored you for several days!  Actually, I've been non-stop busy, what with both my older kids home this past week, getting stuff done around the house, my oldest son's 25th birthday, and a discipleship conference at our church, I'm surprised I'm still able to sit down and post anything!  But it's Monday, and a new week, with new delights and challenges.

Today I'm taking my daughter to the dermatologist to renew her medication.  She has rosacea, a skin condition which gives her red cheeks with a small rash that sometimes looks like acne, only it isn't.  Medicines help control it.  Afterwards we're going to have lunch together and just be mom and daughter.  Maybe I'll get some housework done, maybe I won't, but I will enjoy this beautiful and very hot Monday.  Temps are expected to be in the upper 80s.  If this is April, I wonder what July is gonna be like!

Hope you all have a blessed Monday!