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Monday, March 08, 2010

Day 66 - 3/7/10

A teacup saucer that belonged to my great grandmother when she was a child.

Day 65 - 3/6/10

Friday, March 05, 2010

Day 64 - 3/5/10

Clark cooks the hamburgers and hot dogs for all of the home games at Leroy. Here lately, he's been cooking more than just hamburgers for himself and the other dads. I've seen him back there nibblin' on chicken wings, pork tenderloin and tonight he was grilling Red Fish. Before the night is out, there are usually about 10-15 guys hanging out with him around the grill.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Day 63 - 3/4/10

Just like many of you, I struggle with finding the right time for my own personal Bible study and/or devotion time. I get up running in the morning and fall dead in the bed at night...you can fill in your own blanks with what you do in between. It's called crazy busy! But I've been determined to not allow the busy-ness get the best of me. I find that when I do, my brain matter starts slowly (or rather quickly at times) ooze right out onto the floor and I seriously lose all control.

It's not pretty.

So this week, I have come up with my own solution to have a devotion every day. I'm calling it my Toilet Time. I've placed my Journey and other spiritually inspiring reading materials right next to my toilet. We all know that that time cannot be avoided! (I think I'm sharing wayyyy too much here).

So I encourage you if you're not already having your own quiet time of study and devotion, get your Bible, Journey, Our Daily Bread, etc. and go sit on the toilet!

Just don't sit too long.

You'll get hemorrhoids.

I can't believe I just said the word hemorrhoids on the world wide web.

Happy reading! :)



Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Day 62 - 3/3/10

You know me as a professional photographer, you know the other me as a nurse, and now you know the real me. ;)

Day 61 - 3/2/10

Our church is so pretty with the lights shining on its steeple, but ironically in the rain they seemed to glow a little brighter.  How interesting to think that even in our own storms, our light should shine brighter? 

Day 60 - 3/1/10

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Day 59 - 2/28/10

Sharing my day with you.

*Up at 7 or so this morning to get ready for church; we were still late getting there despite the early efforts.

*Left Joseph at home sick this morning...on the toilet (is that too much information)?

*Went to Church Service then called home to check on Joseph before going to Sunday School. He's still on the toilet.

*Home from church and immediately start stripping down into more comfy clothes. (I'm thinking that may be a little TMI too, but you all know you do it, too).

*Made Broccoli Soup for lunch...super easy and quick...yell at me and I'll send ya the recipe.

*Put a load of laundry in the washing machine.

*I can't eat the soup because of the dairy, so I cook my own separate lunch of chicken breast, sauteed veggies and couscous (I've been watching too much Food Network). Make a double portion for my lunch tomorrow.

*Pack my lunch for tomorrow.

*Eat my lunch while reading the Sunday paper. Clark's asleep on one end of the couch and Joseph's on the other (he's off the toilet now). Shelby's cleaning her room (again) so the quietness around the house is nice, along with the sunshine peaking in the kitchen window.

*Clark gets up to eat lunch. I take his place on the couch.

*Watch a few episodes of "Into the Pride" about a man who goes to Africa for six months to live with the lions. Now I want to go to Africa.

*Doze off to sleep for about an hour and dream of going to Africa one day.

*Drink my afternoon coffee.

*Put a second load of laundry in the wash.

*Wash the lunch dishes. By hand. I wish I had a dishwasher...never owned one. Ever. Excuse for a minute while I wallow in my "I wish I had a dishwasher" moment.

*Shelby's still in her room. I wonder if she's really cleaning it or just hanging out in there? Teenage girls do that ya know...just hang out like that. Alone.

*Cook lunch for Joseph. No, he doesn't want the Broccoli Soup (he's afraid it'll make him sick again). I cook eggs and couscous for him. I secretly try to hide the couscous under the eggs, but it didn't work. He fussed and said that I tried to feed him deer corn. My family just doesn't appreciate the taste I have for gourmet food.

*Wash dishes again. By hand.

*Shelby emerges from her room only to ask, "When is it going to warm up?" to which I reply, "probably July", to which she replies, "well, that's stupid" and disappears to her room again.

*Start cooking supper: Spaghetti and Meatballs (I've got the recipe for that one, too...aka Prego or Bertolli's or whatever you prefer). I don't normally cook on Sunday night, but I like leaving food cooked for my fam to eat while I'm at work and it also gives me lunch options for the next couple of days.

*Fold first load of laundry.

*Shelby emerges again.
Shelby: "what are you cooking?"
Me: "Spaghetti and Meatballs"
Shelby: "it looks like the meatballs are burning"
Me: "no, I want them crispy like that on the outside"
Shelby: "well, I think you're achieving that"
Shelby: "can I throw a spaghetti noodle on the ceiling?"

*Fold the second load of laundry.

*Finish up supper and wash dishes again, hopefully for the final time tonight.

*Set the coffee pot for 4:55 a.m. and as I turn out the lights for the night, I realize that life's not all about having dishwashers.

It's been a good day.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Day 58 - 2/27/10

Jr. High Prom. All of my girls are growing up too fast.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Day 57 - 2/26/10