This is a Very Exciting Post

October 13, 2008 at 11:55 am 5 comments

Not really, but it’s healthy to keep journaling sometimes, even when you don’t feel like it.  For the sake of routine.  Meaning.  Substance.

For the sake of moving forward and seeing yourself move, not getting stuck.

I’m emotionally tired today.  Spiritually tired.  I need a good quiet time to recharge me for the activities of the week. Even after Sunday, with all that goes on, sometimes, I still need a good Monday quiet time to start the week off right.

This AM, so far:

  • played tennis with my son, teaching him some basic strokes…hard for him to learn how long it takes to get the basics down well.
  • had enough favorite cereal stocked up to make one girl happy this morning.
  • bought groceries and am cooking ahead ground chuck (2 lbs.) and chicken breasts for quick meals.  We’ll sure need it this week:  fitting in two revivals, three meetings and one meet
  • on the way home, ate a little bity container of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream –came with it’s own spoon for that purpose for $.99.  Is that of God or what?
  • I also tried new Cranberry flavored Sierra Mist.  Love it.
  • Red said this morning going out the door, “Could you come have lunch with me at school today, Mom?”  You bet, Tiger.  His friends all told me I was “a good opener”.  I opened all their muffins and catsup packages.
  • was also told there that I was a “really fast orange eater”.  I didn’t realize.
  • both of these made me smile.
  • paid up kid’s lunch accounts.
  • did dishes in the laundry room because we hit a snag with the wrong connectors last night getting my new kitchen faucet installed.

Sale Alert: Name brand batteries at the front of Kroger for $2.00 per package.  Add the $1 off coupon on the packages, and you get any size batteries for $1.  Just the smaller packs, but still.  I think we eat batteries in my house.

List Remaining:  quiet time, refresher nap, sanding and spackling, laundry, get kids, straighten mail and phone drawer.

Then…prepare supper.  I don’t know what we are having, but surely with some cooked beef and chicken, I can come up with something quick.  Perhaps Mexican.

What are you cooking up this week?  What’s up with you?

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  • 1. ~E  |  October 13, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    Piddling. Working, but not seeing much accomplished. Needing some order to my home after a busy season. Cleaned out a computer desk drawer. Walked 2 miles with a friend. Picked up & vaccuumed family room. Meditated over some Scriptures. Hung fall wreath. Put together fall arrangement. Thawed veggie soup and had lunch with hubby. When I type it out, it seems like more than I had thought! Thanks!

  • 2. Stacey  |  October 13, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    I have a ham in the oven as well as mashed potatoes and green beans.

    Planning on bean soup with leftover ham. 🙂

  • 3. Merrie.  |  October 13, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    Trying to find a good recipe for Pork Loin… Nothing is sounding real good to me, so coming up with meal menus is hard. Instead of coming up with supper, I baked cookies. Surely, THAT will fill us up and we won’t notice we haven’t had supper… ya think?
    Love that you are a good opener… that is quite a title and one to hang on to… I really do love it…. it is so neat when our kids friends think something good about us.

  • 4. Kimberly  |  October 13, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Tonight we are having 2 of the steaks that came with the Angel Food Ministry. Tomorrow is chili; Wednesday will be supper at church; Thursday is chicken parmesean and Friday will be grilled chicken salad. Maybe if I am lucky he will take me out to eat Saturday!!!

  • 5. graceisenough  |  October 13, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Tonight was leftovers. Tuesday and Thursday hub works 24 hour shifts so I don’t have to cook those days, Wednesday is supper at church, so that leaves Friday. That will have to be quick with revival Friday night….but I am still undecided. Plus, it will have to be a lot of quick because we have M&J this weekend.

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