Wednesday, May 25, 2011



~~It's Wednesday!~~

Outside my window~  Warm and beautiful.

I am thankful for~  I am thankful for so much.  Too much to list.  I am thankful for my husband.  For my home.  For my stuff.  For my children.

"And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which ye are called in one body;
 and be ye thankful." 

Colossians 3:15

  From the learning room~  Both myself and my student are spending a lot of our time reading.  I am reading through the New Testament and am in the book of Luke.  My student devours books from the  library almost the same day as they are brought home.

From the kitchen~   The kitchen cupboards are kinda bare.  I need to stock up and I am waiting until it was closer to pay day.



Wednesday~ Grilled cheese sandwiches, chicken and rice soup with cheese

Thursday~  Baked cod with cheese topping, rice a roni, wilted spinach

Friday~  Homemade pizza and coca cola

Saturday~  Grilled chicken, baked sweet potato, green salad

Sunday~  Corn dogs and tator tots, corn

 I am wearing~   Still not dressed.  In my robe.  Yep, it feels good too!
I am creating~  I will soon be creating some new curtains and decorating my new toy.  Yes we finally bought a camp trailer on Sunday afternoon.  We've been desiring one for many, many years.

I pulled these pictures off craigslist so I don't have a picture of the camper open except for the one of the table.


I'll be sewing new privacy curtains.  The ones that came with the camper are pink.  Not too manly looking.  I'll either do a blue or a green curtain.
 Eventually. . .we'll be building a toy hauler trailer for my husbands TOY-ota.

(similar to these)

I am thinking~ Thinking about the joys of summer.  Thinking about friends.  Posting a few more pictures of our Annapolis, Maryland trip.  Our friends Chris and Sharon were able to join us for two days of sightseeing


AAaarrrgghhh. . . PIRATES!

  I am watching~

 Little Men

and Road to Avonlea

  We've also seen all of the episodes of Shaun the Sheep cartoons and LOVED them.  NETFLICKS is reasonably priced entertainment.

Favorite Things~  Not sure what to say in this category this week.  I have so many favorites.  Fishing tops my favorites list right now.  We went fishing on Sunday after buying the trailer.  My husband caught some poison ivy and we caught a neat fish.  I left the camera in the van

(This is a cute picture though. . .all the buddies fishing together!)

Around the house~   Needs vacuumed, needs dusted, clean dished need put away, beds need made, hummingbird food needs made.
I am praying~  Praying for our transfer season. The 'shopping' list should come out soon.  Praying for far away family.  Praying for my husband.

Something to share~    I am thankful swimming.  Yes, I participate in mixed swimming.  Hopefully I am teaching my son's about controlling their eyes and their thoughts.  My swim clothes are modest.  Most of the other Mommies I've seen at the pool are modest as well.  I've dropped 5 pounds and 2 and 3/4 inches since starting swimming.  I am not too unhappy with my body.  I feel I have a matronly shape.  I'd be happier with myself if I lost about 10 pounds.  But my BMI is  within an acceptable range.  Normal Is 18.5- 24.9 mine is 23 right now.   My weight isn't bad.   My son and I are having fun!  That's important to me.

p.s that's not me on the left . . .

~~Have a GREAT week Friends!~~

Sunday, May 22, 2011

A Sunday Post

Annapolis Adventure Part II

A visit to antique stores.

A wall of hot sauce at a not so tasty Mexican restaurant.

A drive along the bay.  All beaches are private along this particular road.  A perk if you are part of the homeowners association.

The next home is a house my husband liked.  It had a sheet metal roof.

We found another harbor with LOTS of boats.
. . and a boatyard.

We arrived home safe and sound.  Maybe a bit homesick for our own beds and Momma's cooking.  Annapolis is a pretty area.  I am glad I visited.

Yesterday I was able to go fishing all by myself.  What a treat. 

(that's my pole)

(the little orange speck to the right of center is my bobber.)

I may do it again today.  I fished for over two hours but didn't even receive a nibble.  I was thinking of this verse. . .

  Psalms 46:10 

Be still, and know that I am God. . ."

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Annapolis Adventure

Annapolis Adventure  Part I

We are having a great time!  Wish you were here with us!

(this picture below is an epitaph on a grave.  Beautiful!  click on the picture to make it larger!)

(This was a quote on the wall of a bookstore.  Lovely!)

(refreshment break)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Fishing our state

Just checking in really quick.  We had a great fishing trip yesterday afternoon.  We revisited a lake we went to about two weeks ago.  Spent several hours there enjoying the afternoon.  Not sure how much posting I'll do this next week.  Tomorrow we are traveling to Annapolis, Maryland to attend training for my husbands work.  I'll be taking the laptop though, so I'll try to post.

(the first four pictures are local fishing with my two buddies!)

(we are trying to get Banjo to take the hook out of this next fish.  It had some sharp teeth!)

(The last fish of the evening, a HUGE BASS!  My husband was so happy!)


  Have a GREAT weekend!