Well Hello there! And Happy Tuesday Morning to you all! Here is upstate New York it is SUNNY AND WARM! It’s May 1st! YAY. The Sunshine is so bright it seriously feels like we have just skipped spring and went right to summer. I was swamped yesterday with “stuff”. More mental than anything else. So here I am Tuesday! BRING IT ON!
Ummm did you read my first paragraph. HAHAHA the sunshine. is amazing though. And I must confess I eellike animals cooped up in the barn all winter, Let’s just say that when winter is long and gray the sunshine brings the weird and crazy me out! I’m not even gonna tell you how many times I have been told that in the few short hours since I woke up at 6!!
As I look outside my window:::
Well TECHNICALLY I’m at church so it’s not MY window per se…but hey. I see a building going up. That’s right we are in full swing of our building project for the new add on. If I were in my office/crat room I would see the most amazing sight. A lilac bush with huge buds ready to say HELLO SPRING!
Right now I am:::
Writing this in our church fellowship hall. I don’t want to be a distraction to hubby in his office. Next up is catching up on planning. Last week (Spring Break) was amazing but I am a little behind!
Thinking and pondering:::
about speaking to the ladies of our church on Sunday. Trying not to et my nerves get the better of me. I love to speak I have since high school. I was even asked to be on the Forensics team (debate NOT dead bodies). but when you speak in front of people you know instead of complete strangers it has a different element.
On my bedside table:::
diffuser and oils. books. hand lotion and some rogue jewelry
On my tv::
On the menu for this week:::
Monday – pasta
Tuesday – Pork BBQ and Potato Salad
Wednesday – Burgers and Fries
Thursday – Chef Salad with chicken and Feta Cheese
Friday – Taco Casserole
Saturday – Ladies Luncheon leftovers
Sunday – Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Potatoes
On my to do list:::
It’s the week of the ladies luncheon, what’s not on my to-do list is perhaps the better question. I have a bunch of paperwork for end of school year stuff. I have to keep the house in some semblance of order , prepare for Saturday. bible studies. Food for Saturday keep four kids alive, fed and make sure homework is DONE. Im sure I missed a few things but it’s ok.
What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
Still working on the bulletin board for church. and I have purchased all the fabric for the curtains in my office/craftroom- so now I actually need to make them. I also have to paint the bare wood and the cabinet ends.We need to get the metal for 2 of the cabinet fronts and stain for the cabinets. That is my project before the kids are finished with school in 4 weeks. I also want to paint the downstairs doors in the house. They need it desperately
My simple pleasure:::
Lesson learned the past week:::
taking the moment to just enjoy the simplest of conversations with the munchkins. It’s the idea of being present in every moment. That might mean crazy dance parties in the kitchen. Or giggling over something funny said. Or crazy antics playing pranks (HMMM). Oh the stories I could tell of college days gone by.
Looking around the house:::
general pickup. our weekends are NUTSY to say the least so I always feel like Monday and Tuesday is a huge game of 52 pickup. But I must confess that when the sunshine is actually warming the planet I want to be outside enjoying it. Such is the life of an adult!
From the camera:::
This munchkin celebrated his 8th birthday over spring break. And he wanted his sis in the picture!
The teenagers in my life. I see a battle going on for their hearts. I see things that are encouraging and I see some horribly hard things. They are like my second set of kids. And just like when my own kids hurt, I hurt!
Bible verse, Devotional:::
Devotions would be Leviticus 17-22. Yeah I am playing catch up, but that’s ok. I really struggle through Leviticus and Numbers and I always come out the other side being thankful I have Grace over the Law.
I am also focusing on Esther Chapter 5 in my Bible study as I prepare for Saturday. I have ALWAYS loved Esther but boy when I get to heaven I have some questions for that girl! She is amazing!
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