Thursday, February 10, 2011

Simple Pleasure and Gratitude 2-10-11

Today I thought I could tie them both in together…. 

It’s been a while since I have gotten to participate in these meme’s but I just love them both and the other ladies are so dear that I have had the opportunity to meet and share with.  I’ve been moving and getting settled since Halloween of last year so it’s good to be back.  :)


My Simple Pleasure and Gratitude today is simply REST

DSC00002   It’s wonderful to have the time to rest our bodies and know that we don’t have anything pressing that has to be done. Can you say grateful?  After several months of running and going non stop it is wonderful to be able to simply stop and rest.






Join us over @ A Collection of This and That for  Simple Pleasures  hosted by Dayle and Thankful Thursday hosted by Laurie @ Women Taking a Stand

simple pleasure






1 Corinthians 13:1-3“If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.”

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Should I lie














and tell ya that I have been on some far away trip and I’m so exhausted by all the excursions that I’ve done, that I can barely think straight. When in reality I have been playing hold up and hostage

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in my own home.  Yep, you heard that right.  I have been sitting here at home and not blogging nor really wanting to post.  Ok…that’s not really true, I’ve wanted to post but just haven’t felt that I have had anything worthy or fun to even share.




I think this weather has me in some kind of a funk.   This happens to me alot around this time of the year…All the activities of the holidays are over and this year I had the move on top of everything else, so I am feeling a bit “out of sorts”.  Although I am a wee bit excited about all the progress I have made with getting things in order.  Isn’t that what January is all about?  And that is what I spent most of January doing… out computer files, making password list, personal work related files, creating a coupon binder, going back to the menu planner, and also back to cooking and baking more.  :)  Not bad for a January.  Now that February is here, we have gotten my hubby’s work office moved to a new location.  (His lease was up at his other office), and hoping now we can focus on some fun stuff.

This past weekend (Sat) he and I took the day and headed out to a auction up in Pa that had primitives for sale.  Oh my…good thing I am living in a shoe box because there was lots I wanted to bring home


.  Afterwards we hit several antique stores in the area, grabbed some dinner, did some grocery shopping and headed home.  I was utterly worn out when we got home. 

Sunday we headed out to church followed by stopping in at the store to grab a few things for lunch.  We came home and made lunch together, Chicken fijitas’ ummmmmm yummy!, even had time for a nap before the Super Bowl.  All in all it was a great weekend…so what have I been up to this week….


Trying to decide what to do for my family for Valentines day.   love-valentines-dayGot any plans?  We don’t usually do alot for each other.  And for my kids, I normally just pick them up some goodies, but this year I am playing around with the thought of “making them some homebaked goodies” . 


I will most likely work on them tomorrow as hubby is taking Friday off from work and we may be going out of town for the day and Saturday we are taking my boys to see the Washington Wizards play the San Antonio Spurs in DC. So it should be another busy weekend.

So this hopefully gives you a idea of where I’m at as well as where my head is at these days.  But hoping to be a much better blogging buddy soon. 

20100102_307 Now where is that excursion list….JIC…..

2 Thessalonians 1:3“[Thanksgiving and Prayer] We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing.”

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I’m still catching up


I thought I would be caught up by now, but oh no.  Instead of my list getting smaller, it seems to be growing.  Everyday I wake up to a new list of things that I want to accomplish. When will it end, maybe after ALL the snow.

winter day

Look familiar?

sledding and snowed in

Alot of this has been going on around here.





We have had lots of snow and ice  this year and so it has prompted me to really work on some projects that I have put off for a long time. (Staying home ALOT).

And I feel like I am finally finding my balance.



It amazing how much I can get done in a day if I stay away from the computer.  :)

   I have been spending much more time in my kitchen, which can be a good thing or a bad thing.  I feel some of the weight I lost a bit ago creeping back on.  YIKES!  perfect fit

Waiting for spring, so  I can get some outside exercise.


She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls.  She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.  She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. Proverbs 31:15-17

For a long time, especially when my kids were small, I used a menu planner faithfully.  However as they got older, I kind of drifted away from that.  As well as grocery shopping in my usual weekly manner.  But over time it has proven that we have not and aren’t eaten well balanced meals due to no planning. Eating alot of quick meals.   So I am working on implementing this menu plan and grocery shopping again to my routine.  Clipping coupons and making list. grocery shopping


I have created a new Coupon Binder which I am hoping to use.  I need to share some pictures of mine, but it’s still not completed.  But if you use coupons and think that you might be interested in creating one for yourself


Things You'll Need:

  •    3-ring binder
  •   pencil pouch for binder
  •   plastic baseball card protector pages
  •   folders
  •   divider sheet with write-on tabs
  •   empty envelopes
  • any other small accessories you want
















(photo courtesy of Ehow)

The Cowboys Wife @ The Wooden Spoon has a video you can watch to put one together. 


I also have another project completed…will have to share that with you the next time….All I will say it I’m lovin it!!!  Just sayin!


Can we talk Valentines?  Next time….

1 Corinthians 2:9“However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”— the things God has prepared for those who love him—”

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