August 20, 2012
Happy Homemaker Monday August 20
Stop by Sandra's blog to see the rest of Happy Homemaker Monday.
What a beautiful day!!! Right now it is 71 degrees with 63% humidity and sunny. Not great weather for swimming, but perfect for everything else.
On My Reading Pile
The New Testament - spent my Sunday reading through the rest of Paul's letters, so now I am on James
A Map of the World by Jane Hamilton - finished that this past week, a little depressing but good
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje - saw the movie a long time ago and do not remember it. This was for sale for 10 cents at my local library
The Notebook of Lost Things by Megan Staffel
and on my Kindle (which I cannot find at the moment)...The Devil in the White City: A Saga of Magic and Murder at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson (this is really interesting - have to find my kindle - I suspect my daughter has it)
On My TV
Have "Mr. Holland's Opus" and "The Song of Lunch" from Netflix
On the Menu for This Week
Monday - chicken sausage and peppers with pasta, spinach salad
Tuesday - probably dinner out - it is back to school shopping day
Wednesday - grilled chicken and veggies
Thursday - grilled pork chops
*There will be more to Thursday's menu, I just don't have it figured out yet!
On My To Do List
A lot. Today I have a meeting with the guidance, my foster son, and his social worker to register him for school, then a tour for him and my son who will both be freshmen. An appointment for my oldest child with a new therapist. School supply shopping, and perhaps shoe shopping (both boys want to participate in Cross Country, which means two pairs of running shoes - this is going to be an expensive year), and purchasing The Hunger Games! Cleaning three piles of animal guts off of my deck, along with dried blood. Thanks Kitty. Oh, and grocery shopping. Oh, and perhaps a piano lesson. That is just today...
What I am Creating
Will be working on my seminary class lessons. Seminary is a scripture study program for the high school students in our church. We meet before school every day. Our class runs from 5:45 to 6:35 am. And I am the teacher. We start the day after Labor Day.
Making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for your kids to take to school? (That's all my youngest will eat.) Spread the peanut butter on both pieces of bread, it will keep the jelly from soaking into the bread and making the sandwich mushy.
Looking Around the House
My oldest is at a friend's house, my daughter is still in bed, the two freshmen boys are outside under the deck shooting air soft guns, at least I think that is what the noise is. There is a soft, refreshing breeze blowing on me from my open sliding glass door. There is no sound from a running air conditioner or fan - no need! And I do not hear the washing machine, which means I need to put my sheets in the dryer.
I guess that was more listening around the house than looking!
From the Camera
On My Prayer List
My kids and my dad. He has lung cancer and just found out that the tumors are growing again. Chemo is too rough on him because he has numerous other health issues, and the cancer is terminal, so he will have to make the decision weather to endure chemo or let it go. Right now he does not think he will take the chemo.
From the Bible
I read so much yesterday that I cannot find the one I wanted to share.
Have a great week everyone!