Tuesday Goings-On

January 6, 2009 at 2:36 pm Leave a comment

MY MOM:  Missing my mom, but confident in the strength of God in her and good people around her.  Praying for Larry as he travels, and strength for mom as she supervises and works this week.  NOTE:  MOM HAS HER COMPUTER BACK NOW.

KIDS:  Praying for my kids at school and for their growth…two “tweens” in the house now pretty much. They are growing up SO fast! Praying for myself…to slow down and make sure I enjoy them.  Reading Book 2 of the Hobbit series with my son. I fell asleep last night when he took over reading, except when he asked me how to pronounce words…then I nodded right back off!  I have some catching up to do!  And…we don’t need to read while reclining.

TASKS:  Doing LOTS of laundry this week to catch up from holidays.  Finally got the kitchen holiday big pots and servers cleaned yesterday.  Still enjoying the lights in my house too much to take them down…will probably wait ’til mom and pop come home now…indulge me.  I have pancake volcano going on in my kitchen–gotta love  clean-up after pancakes!

THE COUNTDOWN:  I have two more hours to plan supper and get things going…time to get a move on! Just spent time napping off a dull headache that bothered me all day yesterday.  Thankfully, better now!


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