On my bedside table: Bible, Passionate Homemakers
On my TV: nothing
On the menu for tonight: Spanish rice in cabbage leaves, corn bread, salad
On my To Do List: home school co op classes, Ladies Bible study, get ready for Hannah's birthday on Friday (our family has 4 birthdays with in a 2 week period) work on painting our house.
New Recipe I tried last week: I made home made bread this past week. 2 loaves of white, 2 loaves of cinnamon raisin.
In the craft basket: finish my nephew's apron for his birthday...yep he's one of them. Make an apron for myself and the kids.
Looking forward to: planting our garden! We are also going to be getting some chickens, most likely not this year (very sad about this) due to the uncertainty of my brother in law passing, but we are planning for next year. My Husband has coop plans all ready. We are also talking about possibly getting a couple of goats for milking.
Homemaking Tip for this week: Even if you do not have a baby in the house, keep a box of baby wipes. They will take out almost any spot you have. Just take the wipe and gently rub the area. I have never tried this on a set in stain, but it works on fresh spills.
Favorite Blog Post of the week (mine or other): Our hostess Sandra with her pioneer books. Anyone who knows us know we are big time history buffs!! I just wish I didn't sleep so much in history class in high school...LOL! I remember visiting my great grandmother (who just passed away last month at the age of 98) and reading in her McGuffey's Readers. I wonder what ever happened to them??? Anyway, we bought some for our children to use in school. They are wonderful!!
Favorite photo from last week: will post this later
Lesson learned the past few days: Limit computer and TV time!! Not only for children but for yourself. With all the blogging and stuff on face book now it is very easy to get carried away and spend so much time on the computer. I got a timer on a rope and have it with me at all times...thank you to my friend Becky for that idea. I have been able to get so much done around the house by setting limits. The weather is beautiful outside and there is no need to be on the computer.
On my Prayer List: my Husband, children, my brother in law and his family. We went to see him Saturday, and it was very difficult seeing him like that. I can not imagine what my sister in law and their children are going through. Seeing him just fade away. Please remember to pray for them during this time. We thought he was going to pass away last week, but God is keeping him around for some reason only he knows. This is bringing back many memories of my Husband watching his Mom go through the same thing.
Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses: Psalm 29:11 "The Lord will give strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace."
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