Thursday, March 29, 2012

~~It's Thursday!~~


Outside my window...  Outside my window it's breezy and cool.  We had a short thunder storm blow through early yesterday.  It left Banjo scrambling to find cover under Momma's legs for a few minutes.  The grass is greening up very fast.  We'll have to mow shortly.

I am thinking...  Thinking about my never ending to do list.  Thinking about moving.  Thinking about cleaning.

I am thankful...  I am always thankful for the things the Lord does for me each week.  I am thankful for my salvation.  For grace and mercy.  I am thankful for my friends and for my family, far and near!

In the kitchen...  We had chicken nuggets, french fries and buttered corn for lunch.  Daddy is working tonight keeping you all safe.  It will be an easy dinner tonight, maybe sandwiches.  I am trying to decide if I want to do my grocery shopping this afternoon.

I cleaned the oven yesterday.  It was BAD dirty!  It took me two hours on my hands and knees .  .  . scrubbing  . .  . scrubbing!  (On my wish list for my next place, a self cleaning oven. . .please!)

I've been trying to empty things out of my pantry, freezer and cupboards.  The shelves are all getting bare-er.  I've got a little bag of things I know I wont use in the next 6 weeks all packed to go to the neighborhood food pantry.  My menu the next few weeks reflects the cleaning process, using up pasta, meats and a few of the casseroles in the freezer.

I am wearing... 

I am wearing army green cargo pants and a white tee.  I am a bit cold as my arms are bare.  I'm holding in my hand a hot mug of 'Constant Comment' tea lightly sweetened with natural Tennessee honey.

I am creating...  My husband and I started the seat cover project for his TOY-ota today.  We've got the patterns made.  I may surprise him and sew the covers for the sun visors this evening.

I am reading/watching...
 I am reading "The Jungle"  by Clive Cussler and Jack DuBrul
The Jungle (The Oregon Files, #8)

Still on The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones.  We don't watch it every night so it is taking a long time to finish the series. 

I moved a few items up on my netflix queue and recently watched Chonda Pierce
"A Piece of my Mind"

At home to watch this weekend . . .

The Trial

Rabbit-Proof Fence

I am praying...  As always I am praying for the desires of my heart.  I've really had the 'want another baby bug' bad the last month or so.  I'd LOVE to have more children, that's one of the desires of my heart.  Praying for our move.  Praying for far away family.  Praying for me.  Praying for my husband.

I am looking forward to...  I am looking forward to the weekend.  It's my 42nd birthday on Sunday.  I'm making my own cake, Coconut.
We'll have homemade burgers and fries Saturday with the cake. 

As a present, I want to spend the whole day with only my family and to go to Golden Corral for my meal.  Golden Corral is about 80 miles away! 

From the learning rooms...  We're plugging along~  Addition of large numbers.  Addition of money.  Writing practice.  Spelling practice.  On his spelling list this week, a word I miss-spell frequently, excersize!  EXERCISE!!

One of my favorite things...  Surfing craigslist

5 car garage for my manly man

Adorable cottage for me

A ranch style home in my favorite town, Ramona, CA.

A small 2 bedroom ranch nestled among a vineyard.

Something to Share...Remember the seat cover I told you we wanted to order for our new Monster Truck?

We changed our minds.

They will be Aztec Blue and will be delivered in a few weeks.

We bought a canopy for the new Monster Truck on Monday.  This will give us a secure place to haul some things we don't trust with movers.  It has tinted windows and a locking door.  My husbands BRAND NEW trailer should be ready to pick up the week after next.

A few plans for the rest of the week:

 In few moments I am leaving to take Chris, Sharon and baby Anastasia to the airport.  They are flying out to Seattle to house hunt.  Chris has a new job!!

We are so excited for this HUGE change for them.  She is a Jersey girl who has lived here most of her life.  He is a military brat, so change is normal for him.  They are excited to see what the LORD has in store for them in Seattle.

~~Have a great weekend dear FRIENDS!!~~


  1. Happy birthday to you!  that cake looks delicious!self cleaning ovens are wonderful, we've had ours almost 9 years and I am amazed every time I use that cleaning feature.  

  2. Happy birthday a little early.  Cake looks delish.   Love, Love, Love the cottage!  I am sure your Manly Man would much prefer the 5 car garage    How far away from Seattle are you going to be????

  3. @frathousecook -   Thank you for the sweet Birthday wishes!

  4. @oldfatgramma - about 21 hours by driving from Seattle.  My sister is just north of Seattle.  I'm sure we'll get to see Chris and Sharon much more than than if they were here in NJ.  

  5. Happy, happy early birthday! I hope you have a good one!

  6. Hi Beth, Happy Birthday coming up! We will pray for your safe move and for your manly sailor son # 1. Say hi to Manly Man and to son #2. We will pray an "unspoken" for your daughter to arrive while you are in San Diego.  :) C, G, and E  

  7. So many awesome changes! Love the aztec seat covers. The camouflage wasn't too bad either. Beautiful monster truck.   The coconut cake looks scrumptious!Happy Birthday to you, sweet friend! Hope you have an awesome one!What type of cleaner do you use on your oven?

  8. wow. that fridge and pantry and oven look amazing!! do you make house calls??? ;) happy birthday {yesterday!!} hope it was awesome.

  9. @SealedbyGrace - Extra Strength plus elbow grease and lots of green pads!!

  10. @grace_to_be - When would you like me to be there?