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Monday, September 1st, 2008

I’m so thankful this Monday morning that Gustav is appearing to be less of a storm than originally predicted.  I realize it is still flexing it’s muscles down there, but just happy it’s not so bad… My prayers have been with those who have had to evacuate their homes and those who are in the path of the storm.  Living in Oklahoma means being no stranger to being in the path of storms.  The good news is that Tornados or severe weather seem to come and go relatively fast, the bad news is sometimes the results can be catastrophic.  I told Matt yesterday that if I was a native of New Orleans and had to vacate again to come back and realize I had lost everything. Again.  I would seriously consider relocating.  But, when interviewed I noticed most of the people planned to come back and do what they have to do.

Happy Labor Day.

Labour Day is an annual holiday celebrated all over the world that resulted from efforts of the labour unioneconomic and social achievements of workers. The majority of countries celebrate Labour Day on May 1, and it is popularly known as May Day and International Workers’ Day. movement, to celebrate the


Labour Day Parade in Toronto in the early 1900s


Labour Day Parade in Toronto in the early 1900s

The celebration of Labour Day has its origins in the eight hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

We’re having a family cook-out down at mom & dad’s house tonight.  I think everyone will be there…  I have my food assignment and have already purchased it so I’m ready.  Today we are cleaning house!  I have given the kids a noon deadline to have their rooms clean and don’t tell them but have more jobs lined up when the finish!  I didn’t really clean much all weekend except for picking up, laundry and kitchen… so it all needs a touch.

Some of you asked if Matt had been to the dr. for his neck.  Yes, we went to the urgent care facility on Saturday night.  It seems to be smaller this morning and I’m hoping it’s gone by tomorrow when they call for the referral to the surgeon for cat scan and biopsy.  I think it is a swollen gland.  period.  But the doctor acted pretty concerned.

Bailey’s poison ivy is a little better today.  He started on a dose pack yesterday.  Poor guy.  There are some areas that poison ivy just shouldn’t go.  really.

Tonight is the cookout… so it’ll be burgers/dogs/grilled corn/chili/and sundaes for dessert.

Tuesday I’m cooking a pot of black beans and will serve them over rice with lots of salsa!

Wednesday we’ll have grilled brats with leftover beans on the side.  (I’ll use the beans to make a batch of black bean burritoes to freeze.)

Thursday I plan to marinate some chicken for me and the kids and grill it with matt’s salmon… some spinach salad and veggies on the side.

Friday we’ll most likely get pizza carryout… I can plan something for Friday but we usually end up getting pizza…

Have a great Monday!

monday morning meme

Monday, September 1st, 2008

1. If you mixed up the letters in the name of your blog, what new name would you come up with? (Anagram fun website – Now take your favorite anagram and tell us what sort of blog it might be based on that title.

My favorites were A Slay Feminine and Amnesia Elf Yin, It could either be about a slay feminine? or an elf yin who doesn’t know who she is?  

2. What three sounds do you love? Okay, now tell us WHY you love these sounds.

1.  pop music.  the stuff from the 80’s that somehow takes me back to when I first heard it…

2.  silence.  I love hearing nothing.  Just quiet.  

3.  happy kid noises… you know when their worlds are calm and they are happy and talking sweetly.

3. What is it about you that makes everyone want to know you? Wait, you’re not done yet. Now tell us WHY that one particular thing? What makes that element of yourself so special? (Come on, don’t be shy. This is your opportunity to write about something positive about yourself).

I have a brilliant personality.  Just kidding, do you remember that commercial?  Okay, maybe not.  I don’t know that everyone wants to know me.  I’m pretty sure they really don’t.  I think I am friendly and listen to people…

4. What is the oldest thing you own? What is the newest?

Oldest – wedding ring.  Newest – my new shark vacuum…  

week in review

Monday, September 1st, 2008

week in review text


Week’s Weather … it was hot… with some rain. In the 90’s all week.

Sunday Sermon  bible reading essential to spiritual growth

Life lessons Always take a photo id if you go to an urgent care center.

Favorite Meal(s) grilled steaks with baked potatoes …

Simple Pleasures coke with sonic ice, candles and kissing izzy’s soft cheeks.

Talked with julie, mendy, laura

Impacting News

    World  Vatican Warns of Rising Persecution of Christians , Georgia says Russia Troops Blocking Refugee Return

    National  McCain Picks Palin for Running Mate,Hurricane Gustav approaching.

   Personal Matt has a 9cm x 9cm growth on his neck.

Things I Read A few pages of Twilight while at dr. with matt… bible, class material…

Interesting Internet Facebook!

Places We Went  Old germany with Laura, dr. with matt

Budget Savers/Busters buster: gas up again!

Blessings  air conditioning!, long holiday weekend, izzy’s teachers/therapists (camilla, melanie & michelle)

Challenges getting it all done in a day!

Accomplishments making it through another week 🙂

Family Happenings  bailey has poison ivy.  again.  matt’s neck issue.  

cafe chat

Monday, September 1st, 2008

The catchphrase “It’s not about me” has become quite popular in our current world today. What does that phrase mean to you in your personal life? Explain.

It makes me think about what I call the 10,000 ft. view.  When I am feeling down, or having a hard day I remember that the world is much bigger than the close up view I’m living.  I try to remember the big picture, including the creator and His complete control over every situation.  It helps to know that it’s not all about me.  Be serious though, for almost everyone their life is about them.  It’s like being the main character in your own movie… but, in the world we are all just extras.  Fortunately that is just the world’s view.  To God we are all precious.  I prefer to think of myself as a daughter of the King.

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