Daily Life

I've been a busy bee and just haven't had the time or desire to blog the last several days. Keeping my priorities in line has been a priority of mine lately. :)

There are those who believe that a SAHM/SAHW sits around all day twiddling her thumbs. I am definitely one who would prove that theory wrong. There's never a dull moment in my life. Here's what I've been up to the last several days:
schoolwork
piano lessons
attending funerals for two of our church members
organizing and preparing food for funerals
running errands
preparing our tax return
housekeeping
dentist appointments for three of the children
planning a field trip for our local homeschool group
visiting the library
scheduling achievement tests

Today I spent the morning in the classroom and the afternoon in the dentist's chair. It's been over a month since I started on this perilous journey, and I'm so glad that my dental work is now complete. I was a brave girl and opted to not have my mouth numbed for the procedure. I would rather endure a couple of moments of pain than have a numb mouth for the rest of the day. It wasn't bad at all. Thankfully my mouth is happy once again. My checkbook, on the other hand, is now experiencing severe pain. Hopefully we'll be reimbursed by our health savings account in a couple of weeks. Those of you who have dental insurance, count your blessings!

Before I left for the dentist's office I prepared a chicken for the oven and left the cooking instructions for Mr. C. When I got back home, all I had to do was prepare a vegetable and some rice. While the rice was cooking I whipped up a batch of The Butler's Chocolate Chip Cookies. I decided to get a little arm exercise and used a good old spoon to stir the dough instead of letting my KitchenAid do all the work for me. I think it really does make a difference when the dough is stirred by hand. At least, to me, the cookies taste better.:)

I restocked my baking staples while the cookies were in the oven. It would never do to run out of cookie-making ingredients! I purchased these Tupperware containers last year. They were quite pricey (even on eBay), but they have been worth every penny. The containers are airtight and stack so nicely in the cabinet. I keep a measuring scoop in each one so that I don't have to fumble in a drawer every time I need an ingredient.
With such full days, no wonder blogging has taken a back seat! I'm sure that I'm not the only one who wonders if the days could possibly fly by any faster. It seems like Christmas was just a few days ago, yet March is quickly approaching. I'm ready for a little vacation, and I think I just might get one soon! I hope all of you have a productive week. :)

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Daily Life
I've been a busy bee and just haven't had the time or desire to blog the last several days. Keeping my priorities in line has been a priority of mine lately. :)

There are those who believe that a SAHM/SAHW sits around all day twiddling her thumbs. I am definitely one who would prove that theory wrong. There's never a dull moment in my life. Here's what I've been up to the last several days:
schoolwork
piano lessons
attending funerals for two of our church members
organizing and preparing food for funerals
running errands
preparing our tax return
housekeeping
dentist appointments for three of the children
planning a field trip for our local homeschool group
visiting the library
scheduling achievement tests

Today I spent the morning in the classroom and the afternoon in the dentist's chair. It's been over a month since I started on this perilous journey, and I'm so glad that my dental work is now complete. I was a brave girl and opted to not have my mouth numbed for the procedure. I would rather endure a couple of moments of pain than have a numb mouth for the rest of the day. It wasn't bad at all. Thankfully my mouth is happy once again. My checkbook, on the other hand, is now experiencing severe pain. Hopefully we'll be reimbursed by our health savings account in a couple of weeks. Those of you who have dental insurance, count your blessings!

Before I left for the dentist's office I prepared a chicken for the oven and left the cooking instructions for Mr. C. When I got back home, all I had to do was prepare a vegetable and some rice. While the rice was cooking I whipped up a batch of The Butler's Chocolate Chip Cookies. I decided to get a little arm exercise and used a good old spoon to stir the dough instead of letting my KitchenAid do all the work for me. I think it really does make a difference when the dough is stirred by hand. At least, to me, the cookies taste better.:)

I restocked my baking staples while the cookies were in the oven. It would never do to run out of cookie-making ingredients! I purchased these Tupperware containers last year. They were quite pricey (even on eBay), but they have been worth every penny. The containers are airtight and stack so nicely in the cabinet. I keep a measuring scoop in each one so that I don't have to fumble in a drawer every time I need an ingredient.
With such full days, no wonder blogging has taken a back seat! I'm sure that I'm not the only one who wonders if the days could possibly fly by any faster. It seems like Christmas was just a few days ago, yet March is quickly approaching. I'm ready for a little vacation, and I think I just might get one soon! I hope all of you have a productive week. :)

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15 Comments:
Blogger Elizabeth said...
Hi Mrs. C,
Oh do I understand. My days are so full. People often ask me what do i do all ay since I have no children a home. They think I have all this free time on my hands. LOL It is just as much work to take care of a home for 3 as it does for a house full. I like your container. great job oganizing.
Blessings,
Elizabeth

Blogger Missy said...
i agree completely! the minutes, hours, days months and years are going by so fast. i think as we get older the time passes quicker! i find when i'm super busy, sick or dealing with issues it's hard to blog. i want my blog to be positive and thoughtful i don't always feel that way, so i choose not to blog during those times.
i'm glad your back. i thought maybe you caught that awful flu.......

blessings,
missy

Blogger Faith said...
When I was a full time SAHM I was NEVER bored! I LOVED every minute with my girls. I did volunteer for 5 years 2 days a week at a crisis pregnancy center but it was only for 4 hours at a time and the girls were at a Christian friends house for "daycare". Last year I was home full time with just being involved in 2 ministries at church and I still wasn't bored! There is always something to do or someone who needs assistance! Enjoy your days with your children....and I love how productive your days are. I love being busy and actually thrive on it. I have to force my self to slow down sometimes!

Blogger Mrs. C said...
Missy,
I have been thanking the Lord on a daily basis that no one in our family has been sick this winter. I agree with you that our blogs should be a place of encouragement. I hope that's what my readers find when they visit. :)

Faith,
I am thankful that the Lord has me at home full-time, but that hasn't always been the case. I remember when I had two little ones that had to be dropped off in the nursery early each morning at the school where I taught. I couldn't wait for school to be dismissed each day so that I could take them home and love on them. :)

Blogger Mrs. C said...
Elisabeth,
I know from reading your delightful blog that you keep yourself very busy. Maintaining an efficient home is a full time job! :)

Blogger HOPE said...
A Proverbs 31 woman..I think you should call yourself! ;) looking well to the ways of her household...working willingly with her hands...

I love to hear and read about women that are busy with their GOD given families and always seeking to be a blessing. A responibility not to be taken lightly.

I am an empty nester...and how I miss those busy days with my precious children!! A wonderful ministry!

I now stay busy as a stay at home WIFE..THAT keeps you busy too and is a wonderful ministry as well! ;)
I am always busy with things in my church and serving in someway. As I write my blog..I pray that too will be of service to him in touching a special heart.

Thanks Mrs. C for testifying of the ministry of motherhood and keepers at home!

God bless you with fruitful days for the LORD.

P.S. thank you for stopping by..what a blessing! and encouragement to my heart!!

Hope...

Blogger Karen said...
Mrs. C, I'm right there with you. I don't have the "words" in me right now. I've just been maintaining blogworld. We seem to be very busy these days, too, and I enjoy having projects going now. I used to do a lot of blogging at night, but found that it was taking away from our family time, so I made the choice to only spend a small amount of time in the mornings, and if I have a free moment later in the day (which right now is rare).
We're dealing with the flu right now, so I'm keeping busy with the Lysol can! ;o)
Take care.
Blessings,
Karen

Blogger Mrs.B said...
Mrs. C,

Good for you keeping your priorities in their proper place! I think it's a big struggle to do that in the blog world--at least it is for me at times. (o;

Glad your dental work is all complete...Although the painful bill at the end isn't too fun, I know.

Blessings,
~Mrs.B

Blogger Becky said...
You know, I only have one 17 yr old at home now, and I still am so busy I don't know how I ever worked full time (I neglected my home for sure).

But I so remember those days of running around and picking up and taking care of little ones. Older women would tell me to enjoy it while I could because it doesn't last long.

And so I did. No regrets staying home with my brood. Not a one.

Oh, I LOVE that Butler's chocolate chip cookies.

And I have to blog about my journey for the perfect kitchen helper when it comes to baking bread. I am in the process of ordering a Bosch Univeral Kitchen Machine and I cannot wait.

Have a great week. I wonder how long those cookies will last :)

Blogger Pam said...
Hi there! I
ve been MIA from my blog lately as well. Same reasons too! Oh the busy lives we lead! Then adding on the responsibilities that come with being a Pastor's wife, whew! My mom just turned 65, but as a pastor's wife, has not slowed down at all! God bless ya' girlie!

Now I think I must go raid my pantry to see if I have all the supplies needed to make those yummy cookies!

Blogger Sarah said...
Oh my I'm impressed you had the work done without numbing...I had to have two big injections because I could still feel him touching a nerve. I have to go back to have another tooth done, lol, we'll be bankrupt! But God will provide, He is so faithful.

Blessings and hugs.

Blogger Mrs. C said...
Hope,
Thank you for your sweet words. I am definitely not quite the Proverbs 31 lady that I aspire to be, but the Lord is gracious to me anyway. ;)

Karen,
I've missed your posts, but I'm with you when it comes to putting our families and homes above computer time.

Mrs. B,
Maintain balance is certainly something I struggle with at times. Stepping away seems to bring some perspective.

Becky,
Now I just cannot imagine why you are such a fan of those cookies!!:)

Pam,
Glad to hear everyone is on the mend at your house. My mother-in-law has been a pastor's wife for over 40 years, and she is as busy as ever!

Blogger Mommy said...
Looks like you are having abundant days as well as busy. :)

That cookie batter has me drooling. ;-)

Blogger Jacki said...
Oh yes, we SAHMs sure have enough to do each day! There has never been a day where I have nothing to do.

So, could you come over and get my baking staples organized? For the past couple of days I have been putting off mixing all of my gluten-free flour mixes and now we are down to our last cup or so of gluten-free flour.

Blogger Arlene said...
Seems we had the same craving -- I was baking some chocolate chip cookies about the same time as you. I guess great minds think alike! :P

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