Monday, September 28, 2009

Monday Again

This weekend has flown by (much like all of them lately). It has been a busy week. This week Jacob was the Student of the Week for his class and he got a nice certificate and a letter from the principal in the mail. The scouting has started back up with both of the boys now in their second year. They seem to really enjoy it and since we meet at our church it is really convenient. We have the fall camp out in just a few weeks.

Most of the time the weekend routine is for me to make breakfast. I typically do waffles, pancakes, or something along these lines. Yesterday was the day and I chose pancakes. I always make everything from scratch, but my recipe is for a very small batch so I end up having to double it. Yesterday I was not paying attention when doing so and going too fast so we could get ready for church and missed on the salt. I didn't miss putting the salt in, I missed on the amount. you wouldn't think that just that little of salt would be so obvious in the finished product, but it was. Good to know.

Yesterday was a special day also. It was the first day that the boys have taken communion since they were baptized. This is much different than the tradition of the church I grew up in as we took it weekly, but I am understanding that our church partakes once a quarter. I also learned that you are supposed to hold the bread until everyone has been served at which time everyone eats at the same time. This is not the way we did it growing up, and would have been helpful to know prior to last night. Maybe we should have sat further back so I could follow by example. Oh well, I am pretty sure that it is what is in the heart and not so much what moment you take it. All the same now I know for next time. I need to see if there are Cliff Notes for church or maybe Baptist for Dummies so I can brush up for the other things before they come up.

Now I am about to go wake the boys up so that we can start another week. Kristina is already gone to work and will probably have a busy day as they have some visitors and new people coming in today. I am hoping that mine is pretty boring. We are already looking forward to next weekend. We are making plans to go to the air show and maybe to the Toy Story 3D double feature. We'll see.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

I'm Taking what they giving, cause I'm Working for a livin

That is the mantra of life right now. It is Saturday morning and I am preparing to go to work. What's up with that? Basically, we have had lots of special projects this week. That means my regular duties have been neglected. I am hoping not to be there all day. I just need to catch up so I don't feel like I am drowning on Monday morning. It is amazing how quickly my job went from working about 20 hours a week to going in on Saturday. It's all good though. I really enjoy what I do. I hope everyone has a great Saturday.

Friday, September 25, 2009

What day is it

When I woke up I had to really think about what day it was. I was pleasantly surprised when I realized it was Friday. I am going to work early this week and working late, so my clock is off. Things will level off but for now there is lots going on. I am looking forward to the weekend. Tonight I am playing bunco at a friends, and tomorrow morning I have to clean house. After that I am free to relax. We'll see how that works out. I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to the greatest guy I know. I am so blessed to be your wife. Thanks for sharing this adventure with me. I love you.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Glad to be home

We left New Orleans a few minutes after 5 this morning. When we planned this trip we didn't expect to come home so early, but something important came up. Our friends, Reggie and Kristi's son Gunter was being baptized this morning. We knew we couldn't miss it, but we also wanted to have a little get away. It was worth it. John and I enjoyed our time away. As you can tell from our pictures, we are wild and crazy. Sitting by the river enjoying the breeze, strolling through Jackson square while marveling at the majestic cathedral, and hanging out with the crowd at Cafe du Monde enjoying beignets. We really should take some time away more often.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Learning to enjoy

My sweet husband planned a little get away for this weekend. All is set for us to enjoy two nights in New Orleans. Our friend Jenny will be staying with our dog, oh and the kids. She is an awesome friend. I am trying to prepare. I planned to take the day off work Friday, but as the week progressed it just became more obvious that I have too much on my plate to take a day off. I asked my boss today if I could escape after our 11:00 meeting on Friday. He was okay with it, so hopefully I won't get sidetracked before I can get out of the building. I hope it is a short meeting this week. You never know. Sometimes it goes for half an hour, and other times it's more like 2 hours. John wants to be on the road by noon. I am shooting for 1. We'll see how it goes. I know we need to take more time to get away together, but it is hard for me to do. I feel like I am abandoning my responsibilities. I always worry too much about how things will go at home. I worry about how my kids are behaving. We have lived in Mississippi for two years and we have only left our kids overnight twice. That seems really bad when you write it out. Two times in two years. Wow, my kids are probably needing a break from me. This weekend they will finally get that break. I am sure they are going to have a blast. Aunt Jenny is a lot of fun. They'll probably get by with all kinds of boy stuff. I know, it's good for them, it's good for John and I, so I need to just get over my worry and have fun. Easier said than done.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Routine, what routine

We have a pretty set routine around this place. In the mornings I leave for work around 6 and John gets the kids ready for the bus. Today, John went to a men's breakfast at 5:30, so I am trying to maneuver this morning thing. This will become our regular Tuesday schedule so I need to adjust. The kids are eating and I am not stressing about getting my report ready for the 8am meeting. Deep breaths. Have I mentioned I need routine?

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Experiment gone Right

John decided to experiment with food this weekend. We have plenty of smoked brisket in our freezer so he wanted to try something new. I now present brisket filled yeast rolls. Add the cheesy potatoes, cheese covered broccoli and spice cake with ice cream and well, I need to not eat for a few days. Everything was delicious.

Friday, September 11, 2009

My Random Morning Thoughts

Nothing big today, so I thought I would try just random thoughts that have nothing to do with each other.

Fell asleep last night after watching Pink Ployd's "The Wall" movie. The movie is odd, but I get pulled in by the music.

Our dog is very pathetic looking. I think maybe he practices it in the mirror while we are gone.

I wish we could get our dog to sit still so we could vaccuum him, probably a lot less hair would need to be swept up constantly. That or we would have a bald bulldog.

The boys brought home their progress reports yesterday and both have all A's. I am glad that they see the importance of working hard and that they are both enjoying school.

Jacob is being baptized Sunday and we are extremely excited and proud of him. If adults had the spirit that youth have instead of being jaded by life it would be a totally different world.

I need to mow the yard, but I keep hoping it will rain first. The way things are going it won't rain until I am ready to mow.

There are several sites that I glance at daily for quick visual humor. is classic and is also. The first shows ingenuity (maybe a little off the mark though) and the second shows the trophys of people watching.

We are going out of town for two whole nights next weekend. We don't know what we are going to do exactly, but we have a hotel and need the time away together. Thanks to our friend Jenny for agreeing to watch the boys.

We need to do that more often.

We are still loving our new church home. We are making friends and the boys like it there.

We are about two months into our facebook experience. I have learned that some people don't post, but some people post everything.

I also learned that it is mostly the male side that post song quotes and funny movie lines. I am starting to think that the other side isn't as impressed with this as we are. It doesn't stop me.

The boys are brushing their teeth and about ready so it is time to post my Pink Floyd Friday quote and get to the end of the driveway for the bus.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day

So far this is a pretty good day. It would be better is John were home, but he had to work today. I got up with him a little after five this morning, but I just couldn't wake up so I went back to bed around seven. I enjoyed a lovely nap until about nine. That makes for a great morning. Now I am trying to motivate myself to complete some projects. I have a couple of things in my sewing chest that need mended. It would be great to mark those little jobs off my list. I should probably sweep all my floors, but that doesn't sound fun at all. So far I have managed to wash all my bedding and clean a couple of ceiling fans. Jacob's bedding is in the dryer right now, so his bed will be made shortly. Joshua already made his bed, so his bedding may or may not get washed today. I have dreams of cleaning some windows today, we will see if that happens. I am hoping for a burst of energy that lasts the whole day long. I guess I should ban myself from the computer for now. My little jobs are much more likely to be completed if I quit sitting around. Have a great holiday.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Mark your Calenders

Jacob's baptism will be on September 13. Church starts at 10:00a.m. We can hardly wait.