August 12, 2008 at 11:16 am 1 comment

Today: Pretty good.  Filling my day with un-done summer work.

Spiritual:bought some fresh books as I swung by Lifeway yesterday in a five minute shopping frenzy.  I filled up my punch card, so went ahead and bought some teacher gifts for Christmas there as well.

Reviewing meditation cards I’m needing during the day.  Seeing the word in my own writing from years ago helps focus me.

Eating: I’ve eaten good meals this week, but am eating more unhealthy snacks.  I hate it when I sabotage my own efforts not living smart.  Getting back on track.  Needing “munchy” food.

Kid’s books: got a few supplies to help me with their school albums.

Remodeling: The floor is down, waiting on the trim to get off my kitchen bar.  I relish the day.

Projects: Got a few things for the walls hung yesterday, a few more I hope to get to this week.  Hoping to get second coats of paint going in a few places and get rooms back in some sort of “clean” order.


Entry filed under: Everyday.

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  • 1. mandythompson  |  August 12, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    i like your “stuffs” list…

    i’m thinking about doing something like this on a regular basis on my blog in the fall. fun to see what it’d look like. it’s quite an interesting glimpse into your world!

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