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Wednesday, September 10th, 2008


I just realized I didn’t post anything yesterday!  Weird.  This has been a semi-busy week and for some reason I’ve just been so sleepy.  I took Izzy to Bear on Monday and afterwards she was really cranky so we stayed home for the afternoon.  Tuesday she went to school, I almost didn’t take her because she hadn’t slept well. (Bear really gave her a good work out!) but I decided she would be just as comfortable there.  When I picked her up I was happy to hear that she had a great day and really participated in the activities.  She put stickers on a paper.  Camilla said when she was given the sticker she tried standing and pushing it forward onto the paper.  She pouted when a toy was exchanged for another.  That is pretty huge because finding something to interest Izzy is a great challenge.  She was happy when given back the toy frog.  They said there were lots of smiles and lots of good attention to things going on. I love when she has great days and expect more of the same.

Last night was FLO at church (for ladies only).  It was the first flo for the year.  Beverly Barker (sp?) came to do signing to music and when you hear that you think, “ya’ right.” but it is amazing.  She really is a cool lady and I enjoyed visiting with her at the dinner before the service.  I was in a strange, quiet mood and dreaded doing the announcements in front of everyone but it worked out okay and I got through it.  It ran a little late, and Izzy wasn’t happy about that and as a result no one else was … but it all worked out.

I made the pasta salad that Sheryl posted.  It was yummy.  I may have that for breakfast :).  AND the cowboy stew was really really good.  Maybe better than I hoped.  The best part was that everyone really liked it and ate it all!  That’s always a plus.  Good, easy, fast and well recieved.

Matt’s neck is much better and I think Bailey’s poison ivy is just about gone.  It’s raining here and is only supposed to be in the 70’s today.  Should be a great day!  Hope you have a great Wednesday too!

Cell phone vs. Bible

 Ever wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our cell phone?

 What if we carried  it around in our purses or pockets?

 What if we flipped  through it several time a day?

 What if we turned  back to go get it, if we forgot it?

 What if we used it  to receive messages from the text?

 What if we treated  it like we couldn’t live without it?

 What if we gave it  to our Kids as gifts?

 What if we used it  when we traveled?

 What if we used it  in case of emergency?

 This is something  to make you go….hmm…where is my Bible?

 Oh, and one more thing.  Unlike our cell  phone, we don ‘ t have to worry about our

Bible being disconnected because  Jesus already paid the  bill.

(this came in an email from Betty this morning and I thought it was interesting!)

monday stuff…

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Manic Monday #133

If you could choose only two movies to watch ever again, what would they be?

Yikes… I have no idea and Matt’s not home to tell me :).  Maybe “It’s a Wonderful Life” to watch around the holidays… and Beaches is a great CRY movie.

What have you found to be the best way to relieve tension?

Cleaning, really fast… or sleeping!

If you went to a beach and it turned out to be a nude beach, would you stay and go swimming? Would you swim nude?

I doubt I’d stay… the kids would be with me and that would just be weird… and some things just shouldn’t go uncovered.

Monday Morning Meme at

September 8th Questions:

1. Fill in the blank: Today, I will mostly be working. (Explain your answer, please)  ex. Well, I have lots of catching up to do from the weekend, and have to do mom’s hair… and lots of other things.

2. What advice do you have for a new blogger? Be specific – this new blogger? Wants to know details!  Just enjoy your blog and getting to know new people!

3. Tell us about your childrens’ (all ages!) first day of school, walk us through it. How did you handle it? How did your children handle it? Do you have a picture? (And speaking of pictures, hang onto to those precious school pictures, the next photo contest is coming up fast!)  Amanda started her senior year.  Her first day was great, and she is loving the schedule! Bailey started his freshman year.  His first day was full of rules and lists.  He is doing well too… Emelia is a fifth grader.  Her first day was all about reconnecting with her buddies!   Izzy’s first day of kindergarten was good, except for the other Isabelle who was having trouble following the rules.  Izzy’s aid had to constantly reassure her that she was not in trouble.

4. What is your greatest consumer mistake, something that you are shaking your head at now, saying, “Boy, I wish I wouldn’t have bought the purse I did at the Coach store last Fall…? So, why did you buy it? What happened to it?  I wish I had bought a size bigger because I love the purse it’s just not quite big enough.  I realized it just about the time we flew out of Orlando.  Oops.  I bought the matching wallet and wish I had just invested in a bigger bag minus the $200 wallet.


Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

I have this cowboy stew in the crockpot already this morning!  It’s going to be a busy day.  Izzy has Bear at 11… and I have to give her a bath and get us both dressed and ready to go!  I am hoping to make it back and feed her in time to get her to school.

I want to try Sheryl’s recipe she posted yesterday.  It sounds yummy and if anyone doesn’t want to eat it they can eat leftover stew!

I have one more package of brats in the freezer (bought in bulk at Sams) so we’ll grill those Wed. night.  I am wanting sourkraut with them… no one else will join me for that treat, but I love it with hot dogs!  There will be pasta leftover from the night before to have on the side… and pretzels.

Thursday I’m making a batch of plain old spaghetti to be served with salad and garlic bread.  It’s always good, and always well recieved and eaten up!

Friday we’ll do carryout, maybe gyros for a treat for Matt.

IT was a long tiring weekend and it’s going to be a really hectic week.