Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
~~~ A few months ago the screen on my laptop suddenly stopped working, and since it's an old laptop I pretty much gave it up for dead. Today I spent a whopping two minutes researching and then trying out something to fix it. Guess what? Right now I'm typing on my laptop, and the screen is working!! ~~~This morning I spent a couple of hours visiting with a good friend who hasn't been feeling so great lately. I drove her to an appointment and helped her with some little household tasks. Just two months ago I was blessed by people who cleaned my house, prepared meals, and took care of the laundry so that I could recuperate from surgery. I am glad that my friend allowed me to help her today.:) ~~~While clearing off the table in the learning room I came across Bookworm's most recent spelling test. Check out her neat handwriting! She scored a 100% on this test. She is a very talented young lady, but sometimes I forget to let her know just how proud I am of her. ~~~Lil' Nut called me into the family room so that she could show me what she built for the prince and princess. I said, "Oh, that is such a nice castle!" She replied, "Mom, don't you know that people don't live in castles anymore? They live in houses instead." I guess she's got a practical side after all.Perhaps before you pillow your head tonight you can take a few minutes to write down some of the things that made you smile today. Sometimes we get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of the day that we don't fully appreciate the little things that make life extra special. Don't let those special moments pass you by!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I hope you enjoyed the long Memorial Day weekend. My weekend started out with a date with my handsome hubby. We went to my favorite Mexican restaurant. I ordered the usual fajita steak quesadilla. One of these days I’ll try something different, but I just love quesadillas! It started pouring like crazy while we were eating, so we sat for quite a while after our meal and just chatted while we waited for the rain to let up.
Saturday I finished a big project that I had managed to drag out all of last week: clearing out the laundry room. There is a very long counter in the laundry room that is perfect for folding clothes on; only about half of the counter is showing in the picture below. Unfortunately, I have a bad habit of not putting the clothes away as soon as they are folded. It doesn’t take long for the clothes to pile up and the room to become messy. Hopefully, with some assistance from my little helpers, I’ll keep that counter space cleared off. I also decided to put the upper cabinets to good use. We have so much closet/storage space in this house that these cabinets have remained empty since we moved in last summer. I finally unpacked a few boxes of my books and am using the cabinets as bookshelves for now. I don’t know why I didn’t do this sooner!
Curly Girl and Lil’ Nut found a VeggieTales card game that they hadn’t played with in a long time. They sat at the learning room table for over an hour yelling “Go Fish!”. Such cutie-pies. :)
Sunday was a great day in the Lord’s house. Quite a few of the girls in my Sunday school class were missing, but unfortunately that is to be expected on a holiday weekend. We had quite a few visitors in the morning service, and two ladies joined our church family. One of our former college students, who now pastors a church in New York, was in the area on vacation and brought the evening message. It is so neat to see what the Lord does in the lives of people who go out into the ministry to serve Him! After church Mr. C and I played volleyball with some friends and didn’t finish until 11p.m. That was the first time I’d really played ball in about 15 years, and boy did I ever feel it when I woke up the next morning! We had a lot of fun, though, and hopefully we’ll get to join in again over the summer.
We didn’t do anything special yesterday for Memorial Day. One of the staff members at church is awaiting the sale of his former home in a town about 65 miles from here. My hubby and a few other men spent the day helping him move the rest of his things to our town. I stayed at home, watched a few shows on TLC and HGTV, and supervised Bookworm and one of her friends in the pool. Mickey spent the day furniture shopping with Grandma, and the little girls spent the day at Mimi’s house. It was a nice, relaxing day.
This week will be a busy one once again. This afternoon I have a consultation with Bookworm’s piano teacher to discuss the year’s progress and goals for the summer months. Tonight is the end-of-the-year program and Kindergarten graduation at school. Tomorrow night is high school graduation. Thursday morning we’ll attend the kids’ awards program, and school gets out at noon on Friday with a staff luncheon to follow. I am so ready for the summer!