Monday, October 25, 2010

Happy Monday

The weather in my neck of the woods: currently chilly and damp, but we've had enough sunny days mixed in lately to make for a beautiful fall.

Things that make me happy: reading to my kids, even through their teen years.

Book I'm reading: Angel Song by Sheila Walsh and Kathryn Cushman

On the menu for dinner: You know, I'm not sure. Making dinner is a responsibility my older daughter has assumed. Maybe chicken something?

On my To Do List: "Make a To Do List." Seriously! My mother is coming this weekend, and I'm getting ready to go away next week, so I have lots to do this week. School, cleaning, laundry, packing, a couple errands to run.

New Recipe I tried or want to try soon: Pumpkin Spice Cookies. (I didn't actually make them. My daughter did. But I found the recipe and printed it out for her. Does that count?)

In the craft basket: I just finished the quilt that I've been working on for a year-and-a-half. I love it! I'll show you pictures soon. I usually have several different projects going, but I think the only thing in "the basket" right now is a pair of socks that I'm knitting. They are nearly finished as well. Not sure what I'll start next. I checked a stack of knitting and crocheting books out at the library last week, so we'll see.

Looking forward to this week: Picking up Mother at the airport Friday, then visiting like crazy that evening, before setting off with Lyle for our 25th anniversary "honeymoon" on Saturday. My mother is so sweet to offer to come stay with the girls so we can do this!

My favorite blog post this week: We Have Forgotten @ Glimpses of Our World.

Blog Hopping (a new discovered blog you would like to share with the readers): I haven't had a lot of time for much blog-hopping and discovering new blogs lately. I miss it. I enjoy blog-hopping so much more than Facebook. Hopefully I'll get back to it soon.

Lesson learned the past few days: It's best not to try to put potato peelings down the garbage disposal….don’t ask why I know this.

On my mind: My To-Do List!

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses: The girls and I are currently reading through the Gospels (we're in the middle of Mark), as well as stories from the Old Testament to go along with the ancient history we are studying. We are also working on memorizing Hebrews 11-- the "Faith Hall of Fame." It's 40 verses long, so it may very well take us all year.


Making Memories 1999 said...

I enjoyed your Monday list! Sure do hope you all enjoy your 25th anniversary get-away!!

Jen said...

My children ages 16, 13, 11 love when I read to them. As do I!

Have a great week.

D and A said...

Pumpkin Spiced Cookies sound great!
Have fun with your mother.

Visiting from the meme,
Amy @ Missional Mama

Like sunshine in the home said...

I love reading to my children too. It's such a special time.

Dori said...

I'm glad mom is getting to go to your house too! Ask HER about pototo peelings and garbage disposals...lets just say ours has been stopped up twice in the last 7 years and BOTH times she was ummm cooking with aforementioned vegetables.