Thursday, May 24, 2012

~~It's Thursday!~~


Outside my window...  It's been really beautiful around here.  Everything is so green and pretty.  The wild roses in the area are blooming so the air has a sweet smell.  We've had a lot of rain so the grass is very green.

I am thinking...  I'm thinking about lots of things of course.  I've been waking before 5 AM most of the week, unable to shut of the 'thinking' in my brain!

I am thankful...I am thankful for answered prayer.  I am thankful for God's grace and mercy.

Psalms 84:11  
For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory:
 no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

In the kitchen...  I really should have been cleaning yesterday.  Instead I spent two hours baking.  In my defense, I WAS using up ingredients from the pantry. 

(Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip bars and Rhubarb Pie)

Not sure what I'll make for dinner tonight.  I've got some large pork steaks marinating to have with salad and baked potatoes, I was thinking we'd have those on Saturday.  I've also got some macaroni and cheese but nothing to go with it.  Bachelor David will be coming over tomorrow and we're having chili dogs and those Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars.  I've got lots of leftover mashed potatoes from our dinner last night.  Pretty much, after Saturday, whatever things are left, are getting tossed or donated.  I'm done cooking at this house Saturday evening.

I am wearing...  It's still very early, I'm in my pajamas. 

This is what I wore yesterday.

I am praying...  You ladies (and gentlemen) are so good at praying!  Thank you so much for praying for me recently.  You don't know how much it means to me!

I am praying for our move, of course.  For the Lord to grant me the desires of my heart.  For health.  For safety.  For travel mercies. 

I am praying that this place will still be available the weekend we arrive.  I REALLY, REALLY LOVE IT!!

I am reading/watching...
I picked this up at the library this week.  I like this author's books tea mysteries.  She often writes about different brews and pretty china.
Agony of the Leaves

I also picked up this mystery.  I like these mysteries.  Sometimes they are a little bit coarse in language.


We are still enjoying our Due South series.  We've been a little disappointing with season two as one of the main characters left the show.  His replacement is not very good.

I am looking forward to...  We're spending about four days with my in-laws in Tennessee next weekend.  It will be nice to have someone else cook and for me to spend a bit of time relaxing after these last two weeks.  My married children will be making the trek from Mississippi to spend some time with the family as well.  FUN!!

From the learning rooms...  Division and sentences.  We're taking next week off.  I'm looking forward to that.  I've got plans to enter grades into my grade book while we're on the road to San Diego.  My little student will be doing bookwork while we're on the road as well.

Around the house...  Most everything is done around here.  I've got to wash windows in the basement today.  I also need to remove the couch cushions and vacuum in there.  Monday I'll be disconnecting the t.v. stereos and the the big computer.  I need to pull out the stove and see if I can clean around that.  I wiped the oven out yesterday.  Cleaned the vent hood a few days ago.  I've a few kitchen cupboards to wipe out. 

I need to pack our suitcases!

All the walls have been cleaned, we've even done some touch up painting.  The baseboards are clean.  I've patched holes.

There are piles of stuff here and there, all around the house. 

New looking windows. . .freshly cleaned.

Temporary schoolwork center among more piles of stuff!

The movers should be able to come in and pack things, load them in the truck and I'll be cleaning floors right behind them.

One of my favorite things...


This is the third house I've cleaned with this product.  IT IS WONDERFUL!!  If you've never tried them, you should.  One of the houses, cleaned up so well, the landlord could have moved someone right in after us, without painting.  They work so well.!!

A few plans for the rest of the week:  Cleaning, cleaning, cleaning.

We're planning a Memorial Day picnic with Bachelor David, Sharon and baby Anastasia.  We're going to our super secret fishing pond with sandwiches.

Have a great weekend friends.  I'll be posting from Tennessee and from the ROAD TRIP!  See you then!!


  1. Happy Moving!  So glad things are falling into place!!

  2. hahaha! Love that photo above where you are peeking in the corner. THAT is SO YOU!!!!!!!Beth that house looks  wonderful. Praying its there for ya! Have ya done got it decorated in your mind???? I know I would.Dont think I have ever tried Rhubarb.Travel safe, and get to see Aaron and Maggie!Love Donna's house. Especially when she posts pics of her flowers on FB.

  3. Exciting time for your family!  The house you are praying for is beautiful; praying God will lead you to the perfect house, just right for you .  I love the Magic Eraser also, I use it on all the time.    Happy packing, and traveling!                      Blessings...

  4. Hoping the move goes well for you!

  5. Wow, you are really on top of things.  Have a wnderful weekend.  Trusting the move will go smoothly for you.