Good afternoon everyone! Today is the last day of September and it flew by. Although, when I told my kids they have been in school almost a month my son said, is that all? They have been really, really busy with school and have been working hard. Here's hoping they can keep it up. Meanwhile, it is on to Happy Homemaker Monday. Thank you, Sandra, for hosting this every week. You are an inspiration! See her at Diary of a Stay-at-Home Mom.
It is that time of year, when the heat is running when it is dark out and the air conditioner is running during the day (in the car at least). I've gone from freezing and can't get warm to sweating today. But, I love the fall weather and so I will take the bad with all of the good. Today's high is 70, but Wednesday's is 83. Then it falls to the upper 60's next week. Today we have clear blue skies and lots of sun. And the colors are finally coming out on our trees! It's starting to look amazing!
I am eating a couple of chocolate chip cookies that I made yesterday. My oldest is between jobs and so he helped me with my grocery run today. Thank goodness, because buying (almost) a week's worth of groceries is exhausting for me. My daughter is staying after school for play auditions, and my younger sons are staying after for cross country practice.
That I feel I need to shower after being in my kitchen, it is so dirty. I planned on giving it a good cleaning on Saturday, but spent the day catching up on bookkeeping (that always takes longer than it should). Today was grocery day, so tomorrow I get out the steam cleaner and tackle the kitchen. I cannot wait for it to be clean again, especially because it is the place where I spend most of my time.
On My Reading Pile
I bought The Crucible and downloaded the Scarlet Letter for my kindle because they are books my two boys will be reading this year, but I haven't looked at them yet.
On My TV
Nothing lately. Missed the first episode of Glee. I forgot about it but had meet the teachers night anyway.
On the Menu for this Week
This weekend my church holds a semiannual conference, so I don't know what I will be doing for meals, but will be at my mother's house watching it on her tv. So, Saturday and Sunday are not filled in.
Monday pasta with sausage and peppers, salad (Monday is always pasta night, unless it is a holiday)
Tuesday slow cooker roast with potatoes and green beans
Wednesday taco casserole
Thursday chicken tater bake (a Taste of Home recipe)
On My To Do List
mostly getting the house clean. We have a piano tuner coming on Thursday so I do not want to be embarrassed! Today is my turn to drive kids home from cross country practice. I won't get to any laundry because my kids are backed up with theirs.
Looking Around the House
I refuse to!
From the Camera
In my backyard. The leaves are just beginning to turn. I should have taken this in the morning when the sun is in the front of the house because the sun has washed out the color.
On My Prayer List
My kids, mom, various friends in need.
Ezra 8:23: "So we fasted and besought our God for this: and he was entreated of us."
I fasted and prayed for my oldest son this weekend, in hopes that he will be touched by the Spirit and one day gain a desire to return to God. Today he hung around the house (instead of hanging with his friends) and helped me with the groceries (that's just a bonus!). He is a pack-a-day smoker and today he has only had two cigarettes so far. It is a start in the right direction, but I know there will be many more fasts until that time comes. And I am willing.
Have a wonderful week!