July 18, 2008 at 12:15 am 2 comments

The last day of VBS 2008.  My oldest didn’t want to go this year…some behavior issues in the class made it hard for him.  He is usually very amicable, so we decided whoever with their with issues probably needed it more than he does at this point.  We let it slide.  The other kids LOVED the music and fun.  It’s hard to believe my oldest is too old for VBS after this year.  He’ll be a “helper” next year.

Today, the Lord blessed with a scrapbooking table I’ve been thinking of for a while.  It at least matched the stain of the guest bed.  The style isn’t the same as the room, and it’s a bit larger than it had to be, but I’ll never argue with too big a table to scrap on.  For $20, I was a happy camper.  I also found a little table I hope to work into the room for the kids to work at, but the room just seems too full right now.  I rearranged all day and put the room back to where I started.  My back smarts.

Also found some little additions to the laundry room.  I still want a fresh coat of paint in there, but don’t know that it’s my highest priority right now.  Hopefully soon.  Having it so organized is quite startling to the whole family.  My daughter asked to sweep and mop today…just to make it look even better.  Yowser.

Tonight I asked the kids to help me wash dishes.  The two younger said, “Wow!  Mom, we should do dishes ‘by hand’ more often!  This is FUN!”  The possibilities are endless.

It’s midnight, and time to try out the new down King size duvet I found for $20.00 today.  Man!  I just love a good surprise.  I just go on praising the Lord for little gifts to perk me right up.  We are needing to paint our bedroom and our first Wal*Mart comforter was just wearing out.  Four years wasn’t too bad for it.  Where can I get some pretty duvet covers?  I’ve never had a duvet.  It’s real down, I think…I hope we aren’t allergic!  We’ll find out!  I just about ate a fruit I’m highly allergic to tonight!  Whew!  I know how to live dangerously.

We just finished watching the first part of Batman Begins tonight.  Wish I could see the whole thing.  Well, that’s all the excitemnt I have for one day.

Entry filed under: Everyday.

Follow Up on “One Request” Friday: Celebrating The Everyday

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Misty  |  July 18, 2008 at 10:28 am

    They love doing dishes when they’re young. Wait a few years 🙂

    I made some hummus for the first time on Tuesday and I had some wierd allergic reaction to it. The only thing in it I hadn’t had before was Tahini, which is ground sesame seeds. I started itching all over that afternoon and had to take a benadryl 🙂 I’m afraid to try it again.

    I love Batman begins. We’re planning a date day tomorrow for my birthday (which is next Tues). Getting Zachary some pics in BG, eating lunch, and seeing the newest Batman movie.

  • 2. Cindy  |  July 18, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    Just in case you don’t catch part II, we have it on video. My boys went to the midnight viewing of the newest Batman last night. Haven’t gotten any comments from them yet, but have heard it is pretty dark.

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