Friday, March 15, 2013

~~It's Friday!~~


Outside my window... It's supposed to be cooling down after tempretures in the 8o's this week.  yesterday the high was 92 degrees.  Where did spring go?  It should be in the low 70's for the next five days.

I am thinking...  Thinking about yard work and preparing my house for company.

I am thankful... Thinking about the Lord's mercy today.  He sure does give it freely and abundantly to me!
Psalms 145:9
"The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works."

In the kitchen...  I'm not sure what will be for dinner tonight.  I need to get back to creating menu's.  We haven't had one since we've been eating out of the freezer these last few weeks.  I've got a full pantry though and some creative juices going.  Some good things will be coming out of that kitchen!

I am wearing...  I've been really lazy about my schedule while recovering from my surgery.  I'm still in my jammies.  I'll shower soon then go out to Wal-Mart to get a few cleaning supplies.

I am creating...  Thinking about getting some things done.  I'm still limited in my abilites.  I really need to get out and work in the yard.  I've got lots of company coming in the next 8 weeks.  I'd like to finish wall decorations, make a bed skirt for the office bed and get ready for company.

I am going...  I'd like to go for a ride into the mountains tomorrow, maybe with a picnic.  I want to gatrher sticks for my garden.  For the peas and for making a shade covers.

I am praying...  I am praying for the desires of my heart, praying for far away family, for my married children and their upcoming move to Juneau, Alaska,

praying for this. . .

my grandbaby!

I am reading/watching...
I'm reading a Lori Wick book.  I really don't like her writing style.  I forget that and just get excited to see Christian books in the library and grab them without remembering I may not care for the writing style of the author.  Her men characters are definitely not like my man, so sensitive to a females emotions and sensitive to her needs and wants.  She writes to mushy, like a Harlequin Romance.

We've watched 3 movies made by a christian homeschooler in the last two weeks.  He's received prizes for his achievements through the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival

I am looking forward to...   I am looking forward to being back to normal. Accomplishing tasks. 

Pretty Examples!

From the learning rooms. . .  We've cut back on science and history to spend our day on the basics.  Most days we've been done by lunch time.  It's been pretty boring.  We've not participated in field trips for a while.  We're talking about visiting Starbucks soon for a day of school there.

Around the house...  I vacuumed yesterday!  Cleaned toilets and sinks and changed sheets on my bed.  Felt good too!

A favorite quote for today...

One of my favorite things...

I'm still singing the praises of Netflix.  Where else would you be able to find good ,christian movies to rent?  I never saw them at Blockbuster or Redbox!!  Netflix is commercial free.  It's relatively in expensive.  YOU get to control what your family watches!

A few plans for the rest of the week:   I'm going out in a while to shop at Wal Mart.  Then I will head over to church to deep clean and sanitize the nursery.  One of the children has a staph infection of the eye and the other two children are ill as well with various ailments.  I am one worker who doesn't want to be ill!!

A peek into my week...  These were taken over the weekend when he was finishing up putting soil in the garden boxes and smoothing gopher holes from the field behind our house.

~~Have a great weekend!!~~


  1. Glad to have you back posting and recovering so well from your surgery.  Our weather here has gone from the 60's to the teens with lake effect snow.  It melts quickly but it is so cold.  I want spring and sunshine.  Congratulations on soon having a grandbaby!!!!  You certainly don't look old enough to be a gramma but I am certain you will make a wonderful one.  Juno, far is that from  you guys??????   You know you'll be making that trip    It is gonna be the best thing ever.  I loved being a mother but a gramma is even better!

  2. @oldfatgramma - Juneau is about 1900 miles from here.  Doesn't seem like it would be that far away, but it is.  Be praying for them he is been strung along by the approval dept. for OCONUS (out of Continental U.S.) move dept. Graduation from school is this next Friday.  They were supposed to be packed and moved this next Thursday but because of the paperwork, they can't contact a mover. I'm looking forward to having a grandbaby.  I just wish we could all live closer.  I think that is every grandparents wish though, isn't it?  We started our married lives early at 19 and 21 and this is our 24th year together.  Today is #1 son's birthday.I enjoy your Neko stories.  She is sure a doll!

  3. Glad you are up and posting!  I can tell you are feeling better with all the plans you are making and stuff you want to do!

  4. One of the benefits of homeschooling is you CAN go to Starbucks and do school! I'm glad you're feeling better and taking on some tasks and preparing for company. I bet if we moved to CA, we'd be seeing my relatives at our door much more often!  I have read a few "Christian" novels that my mom gets for free. I hated the romance ones so she has given me the "mystery/suspense" ones, which are only a teeny step up from the regular romance ones. Those authors are terrible! And my husband is NOT like the mushy, sensitive men in those stories. I kind of wish he was, a little bit. I pretty much zip through those books, skipping most of the nonsense and then get rid of it. (Just so I can say to mom that yes, I read it.)

  5. @betheelou - I would never had thought it was that far.......that is why I asked (thinking it was not to far for you to go)    Not that 1900 miles will keep you away from a grandbaby 

  6. you are always so busy but in a good way it looks like

  7. That is gonna be one pretty grandbaby, I can tell already!  :)  Glad you are on the mend and feeling better! 

  8. I love that pic of you! You looks so pretty and cheery! I know you want to get your hands in the dirt, but take it easy for awhile and be careful! It will be there for awhile. I love those stick arbors you're making! That's so neat! I need to try that in my backyard. We're going to have to build raised beds. I can't get down on the ground like I used to be able to. (knee problems) You're going to have so much fun with that little grandbaby! Praying for the grandbundle and the parents!

  9. I came over to say hi after seeing your footprints.  We sure have a lot in common...gardening, grandbabies, homeschooling, netflix, not liking some Christian novels so well.  

  10. dont you just LOVE sonogram photos!!!!It so good to see you up and about.Been thinking about Netflix.