Catching Up

It’s been quiet here on the blog lately, but definitely not quiet around our house! It’s already been six weeks since I had surgery, and I’m back to feeling like myself again. For a while there I just didn’t have that much energy. Now that my energy has returned I’ve been buzzing around with my to-do list and crossing things off with a vengeance. My blogging has been sporadic, but I have snapped a few pictures here and there.

The garden is growing! If you still want to plant a Square Foot Garden, it’s not too late. You can read what I did here and here.IMG_1805_edited-1

Bookworm and Mickey performed in the Spring Dinner Concert at school.IMG_1759_edited-1

Toby got a haircut. Isn’t he just too cute?!IMG_1738_edited-1

And this one, well, I just don’t know about her sometimes! :) IMG_1852_edited-1

Last week was crazy-busy. I was away from the house every single day, including a quick two-day trip to Georgia. My hubby preached at a youth rally up there and took me along for the ride. We arrived home late Saturday just in time to get things ready for Sunday. Monday morning I spoke to the ladies at our Bible college and spent the rest of the day running errands. Yesterday it felt so good to just be at home and catch up around here. I borrowed my mom’s Rainbow vacuum cleaner and put it to work gathering the dust bunnies from every nook and cranny. My house has very high ceilings, and that Rainbow reaches up there much better than my vacuum. I spent about 2 hours in the sunroom alone trying to get it all spruced up. I have plans for that room--BIG plans--but for now I’m just gathering ideas and scouring thrift stores for treasures. I’ve been looking online for the perfect futon cover but haven’t found it yet. I have a shopping trip planned, so maybe I’ll come across one then.

I hope to get my spring cleaning finished up tomorrow. Bookworm and Mickey have a district Fine Arts competition on Friday that I’ll be chaperoning. They are both members of the choir and both will be doing recitations as well. Mickey will be reciting a lengthy Bible passage, and Bookworm will present a dramatic interpretation. The competition is being held about 2 hours from here which will make for a very long day. Friday night my hubby and I will be attending the Junior/Senior Banquet at our school. Then on Saturday, Bookworm will attend her annual piano Student Day on the other side of our county. She will not be competing against others but will be evaluated by judges in aural theory, written theory, and solo performance. According to the schedule we’ve received she’ll only have to be there for about 2 hours, so we’ll have time to go to S*am’s Club and make a few other stops along the way. I like being able to kill a lot of birds with one stone.

Sunday will be here before I know it, and another week will have begun. Is it just me, or does time seem to be flying at super-sonic speed? I’m sure many of you are very busy as well with the tasks you have before you. There is no rest for the weary, that’s for sure! But I am so very thankful for the privilege of caring for my home and family and serving the Lord in a busy ministry. I cannot imagine a dull, quiet life!

ETA: I haven't fogotten about those recipes; I'll get them posted soon! :)

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Catching Up

It’s been quiet here on the blog lately, but definitely not quiet around our house! It’s already been six weeks since I had surgery, and I’m back to feeling like myself again. For a while there I just didn’t have that much energy. Now that my energy has returned I’ve been buzzing around with my to-do list and crossing things off with a vengeance. My blogging has been sporadic, but I have snapped a few pictures here and there.

The garden is growing! If you still want to plant a Square Foot Garden, it’s not too late. You can read what I did here and here.IMG_1805_edited-1

Bookworm and Mickey performed in the Spring Dinner Concert at school.IMG_1759_edited-1

Toby got a haircut. Isn’t he just too cute?!IMG_1738_edited-1

And this one, well, I just don’t know about her sometimes! :) IMG_1852_edited-1

Last week was crazy-busy. I was away from the house every single day, including a quick two-day trip to Georgia. My hubby preached at a youth rally up there and took me along for the ride. We arrived home late Saturday just in time to get things ready for Sunday. Monday morning I spoke to the ladies at our Bible college and spent the rest of the day running errands. Yesterday it felt so good to just be at home and catch up around here. I borrowed my mom’s Rainbow vacuum cleaner and put it to work gathering the dust bunnies from every nook and cranny. My house has very high ceilings, and that Rainbow reaches up there much better than my vacuum. I spent about 2 hours in the sunroom alone trying to get it all spruced up. I have plans for that room--BIG plans--but for now I’m just gathering ideas and scouring thrift stores for treasures. I’ve been looking online for the perfect futon cover but haven’t found it yet. I have a shopping trip planned, so maybe I’ll come across one then.

I hope to get my spring cleaning finished up tomorrow. Bookworm and Mickey have a district Fine Arts competition on Friday that I’ll be chaperoning. They are both members of the choir and both will be doing recitations as well. Mickey will be reciting a lengthy Bible passage, and Bookworm will present a dramatic interpretation. The competition is being held about 2 hours from here which will make for a very long day. Friday night my hubby and I will be attending the Junior/Senior Banquet at our school. Then on Saturday, Bookworm will attend her annual piano Student Day on the other side of our county. She will not be competing against others but will be evaluated by judges in aural theory, written theory, and solo performance. According to the schedule we’ve received she’ll only have to be there for about 2 hours, so we’ll have time to go to S*am’s Club and make a few other stops along the way. I like being able to kill a lot of birds with one stone.

Sunday will be here before I know it, and another week will have begun. Is it just me, or does time seem to be flying at super-sonic speed? I’m sure many of you are very busy as well with the tasks you have before you. There is no rest for the weary, that’s for sure! But I am so very thankful for the privilege of caring for my home and family and serving the Lord in a busy ministry. I cannot imagine a dull, quiet life!

ETA: I haven't fogotten about those recipes; I'll get them posted soon! :)

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9 Comments:
Blogger Ava Kinsey said...
Your garden is doing great! I've been wondering about it and wanting to see pictures. I have yet to start mine -- weather, schedule upsets, and being sick have gotten in the way. Hopefully, next week!

Blogger Adrienne said...
It's good to hear that you are feeling good and returning to normal life again. Your garden is beautiful and such an inspiration. My sweetheart built raised beds for me this year and we planted our first seeds two days ago. Our early Spring weather was so wet and unseasonably cold that it prevented much planting earlier this year. I can't wait until things begin to pop through the soil. Your garden plans inspired me as we made our plans. Thanks for sharing with us.

Hugs and blessings to you,
~Adrienne~

Blogger Faith said...
so glad to hear your surgery went well. We are busy here too and I love every minute of it. I love spring cleaning and getting everything spruced up for the spring and summer months. School up here still has 10 more weeks but those last 10 sure move fast. I love the work when I can get the students outdoors. TOday we celebrated Earth Day by cleaning up the playground while the Master teacher had conferences. I am thankful I just have part time hours tho and don't have to do the paperwork :) it is warm here so outside I am going to begin my own yard work.....your garden is an inspiration!

Mrs. C., I am so glad to hear that you are feeling full of pep and energy. Take it easy though, you wouldn't want anything to go wrong for a while at least. Have a good week. connie

Blogger Liesa George said...
I'm thankful all is well.
I can relate to the busy-ness!

I want to thank you for your prayers you prayed for me Sat. as I spoke. Your comment touched my heart. How precious it is to have friends we've never even met, but can identity with each other through being Sisters in Christ!

God Bless you!

It's an exciting life!
Your garden looks great! I am wanting to do one, and may use the square foot idea, as our yard is a bit small. Can you believe that we don't plant until June here in the cold north????

Blogger Nancy M. said...
The Garden Ideas sound good. I will have to go
back and re-read your special garden although
its still abit cold in my area to begin.
I remember having young ones and very busy in the Springtime with activities and such but like you said "good things" in life. Have a wonderful day!

Blogger Michele said...
Wow--You sure do have lots going on but it sounds like you're handling it quite well!

Thanks for the update--and the doggie's haircut is SO CUTE! (o:

Blogger Pam said...
Whew boy! I'm exhausted after reading your post! I didn't know about your surgery, but am so thankful you seem to be energetic and keeping up with all your "wife, mom, pastor's wife, church member, teaching duties!"

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