Archive for August 19th, 2007

weekend reflection

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

Well, after my rant yesterday I feel like I’ve said enough for now…. but somehow I’ll push through and reflect on the past week…

School started last Monday. I’m happy with the way it is going this year and think it will only get better as everyone gets into their schedules and routines. Izzy goes in the afternoon this year and I’m loving that. We have all morning which I thought was going to be semi-leisurely… but turns out it takes the whole morning to feed her breakfast, lunch, bath, dress… it’s fun though and nice and quiet. Everyone seems to be enjoying teachers and classes… well, except Amanda. She says trig is hard, but I think she does enjoy a challenge. The main complaint is design I, which is a drawing class right now. She had to bring a sketch pad and has artistic differences with the teacher who wants them to sketch with a pencil. She wants to use jumbo markers and has filled up the first few pages with a picture of her chi straightening iron and an alien girl with heart antennae. I don’t think her teacher appreciates her talent (yet)… I’m sure it will all work out. We’ve been doing therapy with Izzy in the evenings and as you know she had shots on Friday morning. She did not sleep well at all Friday night. Matt went to work Friday morning at 8 a.m. and didn’t get home until this morning (saturday) at 5 a.m. He was a tired puppy. Izzy didn’t sleep so I didn’t either. I am glad that we were able to have a cat nap today and that Matt’s hard work will be reflected on his next paycheck (ching ching) :o). You know you always have to think of a thing to be glad about right. We had yummy chinese food for dinner and dad came down to eat with us. Well, we had Chinese & pizza. Bailey and Amanda hate chinese food, so we have to do both. The best part about the chinese carryout is that there is plenty for the next day too so lunch is covered after church tomorrow and can I just say I’m lovin’ looking forward to church every time! What a blessing!

My menu plan didn’t stay exactly on course last week for some reason. It’s okay though. It’s good to have a plan but also remain flexible (in my opinion)… I bought a really nice ham today (on sale) and am making glazed ham Monday which is probably one of my very favorites. I bake it with brown sugar and pineapple slices (even though you know I HATE fruit) and cherries in the middle of the pineapples and mustard. So yummy. I didn’t get the beans cooked, it was just too hot ya’ll to slow cook beans last week. It was over 100 everyday. So, this week looks like it will be cooler and I’ll have a great ham bone left to cook in my beans on Tuesday so this week is shaping up nicely.

  1. good reports from doctor’s visits!

  1. health
  2. having so many people (including you btw) to join in faith with us!
  3. a husband who loves me more than anyone in the world.
  4. a husband who loves God.
  5. wonderful children.
  6. supportive blog friends who let me rant and leave sweet comments.
  7. Jesus.
  8. Air conditioning.
  9. YOU!!!

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