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monday morning meme

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008



1. What are you up to today? Be specific. We’ve talked about your morning routine before, now walk us through a typical Monday for you after breakfast is over. How do you feel about Mondays? A fresh start to your week? Or do you dread the drudge of getting back to the same old routine?

I usually eat something quickly while feeding Izzy her breakfast while checking email and blogs etc.  The time I spend feeding izzy is true multi-tasking because I am stuck sitting and try to do all the sit down things I can like make phone calls etc.  So when we get finished eating breakfast I pick things up and make the beds if I haven’t already.  Then I start laying out clothes for school and getting things ready for her lunch.  The mornings seem to be a big feed fest :)…  I usually feed her a noon and watch the first part of 7th heaven.  Then I get her dressed and me ready and take her to school.  I look forward to Mondays.  I like the start of a new week and it’s nice to have a quiet house after a hectic weekend.

2. Earworms – we all get them from time-to-time. What tune do you have stuck in your head at the moment? How important is music to your life? List some of your favorite songs – and I’m talking about songs that evoke a strong emotion in you; joy, anger, sadness, etc. Do you have one particular song that brings back a certain time period in your life? What is the song and what is the time period?

It’s a song we sang in church today.  It goes something like, “waves of mercy waves of grace everytime I look I see your face your love has captured me… every step I take i take in you you make me move jesus every breath i take i breath in you…”  I listen to music all day.  All types.  I have been listening to a few cd’s this past week.  Mama Mia and Nathan Tasker.  The song “Slip, Slide, and away,” takes me right back to 4-5th grade.  The news station always played it while rolling the schools closing due to snow or ice.  I loved that song.  And more than that loved having a day out of school!

3. Who have you needed to say thank you to lately? Who is this person and what did he/she do to prompt a thank you?

Mom.  She is always there for me and I take her for granted.  There aren’t many people who love you totally unconditionally.  She does.   She comes down everyday to help with Izzy’s therapy.

4. How many candles will be on your birthday cake this next birthday? What do you think about the age you are now? Are you comfortable with what you’ve accomplished in life so far? Or do you wish you could have achieved more? You’re being granted one birthday wish – what is it?

A lot.  It’s old :)… Nah, I just don’t feel as old as I am in years.  I am almost enjoying it though, I feel like I am finished with the young petty stuff.   I’m not really happy with what I have accomplished in some areas while in others I am.  Izzy’s accident was definitely a setback… but the kids are all such good kids and I’m proud of them.  Very proud.  One birthday wish?  What else?  Izzy walking & talking!

menu plan monday

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

I usually write my menu plan monday post as I go along… I don’t actually begin with a plan. Sad but true. This week is not different. I do know what I have on hand so that is part of what determines what we’ll have for our meals. I have two big bags of frozen chicken breasts. I am thinking chicken a couple of nights… some sirloin burger patties from Sam’s. So we’ll grill burgers one night. The salmon for matt… I made that for his Sunday lunch. I want to try a new recipe from a bloggy friend. I don’t really have any of the ingredients so it will require a trip to the store!

Monday… Marinated/grilled chicken, rice, green beans, salad

Tuesday… grilled burgers, salad, pretzels

Wednesday… Baked potato for me and kids (with toppings of choice), Salmon and salad for Matt.

Thursday… Beef Lombardi from Jenileigh

Friday… Chicken & potatoes layered in the crockpot. I saw the idea on this site!

I’d like to try this out over next weekend, I saw it at Sandra’s.

I guess that does it. Have a great week!

All dressed up…

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

What do ya’ll think of my new layout? I think it is so pretty!  My bloggy friend Judi (Momma’s Mind Sweep) made it for me!  If you are looking for a new blog design you should check out her design site … Doodlebug Designs!  She has  done so many cute designs.  Judi is super sweet and easy to work with to get just what you want!  She doesn’t charge an arm & a leg either!  So, go check out her latest designs!  Thanks Judi.  I love it!  You are awesome.

week in review

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

week in review text


Week’s Weather Rainy and warm.

Sunday Sermon Walk in Love.

Life lessons Think before you speak!

Favorite Meal(s) Schnitzel at mom’s

Treasured Moment(s) Eating dinner outside with Matt

Simple Pleasures coke with sonic ice, a clean house, the smell of candles burning, bath & body hand soap (eucalyptus)!

Talked with Julie, Melody

Impacting News

World Chinese Gymnasts Underage?

National Hurricane FAE

Local Train Derailed Friday in Luther

Things I Read Healing Journey’s by Gloria Copeland

TV We Watched 7th Heaven, Project Runway, Shear Genius, BB10

Interesting Internet got the ladies church website up with Kellie’s help!

Places We Went church, sams, kohls

Budget Savers/Busters Saver:replaced shark for better purple one, had coupons and gift card and only paid 18 extra dollars including a pair of capris for emelia, a stack of 12 washclothes, and a few little things. Buster: gas!!

Blessings good health, healthy & happy kids, school, family, home!

Challenges Just getting it all done in the hours given.

Accomplishments Got a lot of organizing and cleaning done throughout the week, Got my car cleaned and swept, Organized kitchen cabinets and desk.

Family Happenings Matt’s mom Paula and John came for the day Saturday. We grilled brats. I made a pasta broccoli salad. Spent the rest of the day shopping with my mom.

Tried Something New I made up a new pasta salad. I used the dressing recipe from a paula deen recipe and then added random stuff…(broccoli, corkscrew pasta, grated cheddar cheese, red onion) I also used the new olive oil mayo in it.