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Monday, September 20, 2010

Monday Meanderings - Sept. 20

Woah, it's the 20th already?!  How can that BE?!!!  I feel like I'm living in a cloud this morning... feeling very sluggish... very tired.  The kids and I trekked across Iowa and back yesterday {not actually, but it seems like} for a friend's bridal shower.  It was so wonderful to see my bride-to-be friend Emily whom I haven't seen for oh about 5 years.  {Gosh, has it really been that long?!} But man, am I tired today.  Kevin was working so I didn't get the kids in bed until almost 10pm last night! They slept partly in the car. Wait, let me rephrase that. They slept in the car for some of the drive home. At least the younger two did anyway.  Eli kept me company and chatted with me from the backseat while I drove white-knuckled through Interstate road construction at night.  Oh my how I hated it!  For once I was thankful Eli was awake and could encourage me through it.  He really was sooo sweet.  =)  Now today, we're kicking off a new week, a very exciting one, in fact, but you'll read about that in a minute.  Here are the *plans...

Bible Study... Galatians

Memory Verse... Philippians 2:5
"Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus..."

Husband Encouragement...
* Clean up house.  I didn't do a very good job last week.
* Stay off the computer as much as possible.
* Be careful of my attitude.  I become very bitter and grumble a lot.  I would probably be disgusted if I saw myself from the outside.

Train Them Up...
* Make a new flower for Eli's word wall.  (You'll learn about this soon)
* Have a paint day.  I LOVE watching the kids paint, and I think it's therapy for them. Seriously. To get to express themselves and be creative and do whatever they want. {within the rules of paint of course}
* Make cookies.

Personal Goals...
* Shopping day.  By myself.  Tomorrow.  I must.  The children have about one pair of pants each that fit.  And well, we've entered cold season.  Plus we really need an oil change done on the van, so I might as well tackle that too while I'm in the city.

New Habit of the Month... 
Umm, what is it I said I was going to be doing this month??  Oh right, doing ALL dishes and shining my sink.  Must work on this.

MUST Do... 
* Find a place to stash MOPS stuff in between meetings.  It's still sitting out from last week cuz I really have no idea where to put it.
* Finish painting Eli's room so he can sleep in there again.  
* Call bank.
* Pump some milk so I can since I am leaving Carter home with Daddy tomorrow.

Zone... just an all-over tidy up.

Menu - we ate out a lot last week.  I like to cook but it was just one of those weeks that I did not feel like cooking.  Ever have that??  So this week we're going to try for healthy.

M - salads with all the toppin's
T - lasagna primavera (didn't get to this last week because I never made it up to Super-Walmart to get the ingredients), garlic bread
W - pork chops, mashed taters, peaches
Th - Italian chicken, spinach salad, fruit
F - margarita pizza
S - taco salad
Su - ham steaks, homemade mac n cheese, green beans

* Kevin just worked an OT night last night but once he's up he's off 'til Thursday night.
* Shopping by myself tomorrow.  Not sure Kevin KNOWS about that yet! LOL
* My SIL's twin sister is having her baby girl tomorrow if not before, so I'm getting very excited for that!
* My friend Lisa is coming to stay with us on Thursday for 5 days!!  I cannot wait!!! {Lisa and I became friends when we lived in CT and I haven't seen her since we moved almost 2 years ago.  We will have some great girly time while Kevin's working and then after Kevin's off nights we get a night on the town!}

3 things I'm thankful for today...  
1. Beautiful sun shiny day!  Especially after a constant cold drizzle yesterday!
2. Quiet morning today while my good friend Jaesi kept Hannah this morning during Eli's schooltime.
3. Getting to see so many great friends these couple weeks!

Alrighty, that does it!  Join me with your plans and link up below! Read rules and guidelines HERE.  Have a blessed week!!

*Many are the plans in a man's heart, 
but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.  Proverbs 19:21


Charity said...

Sarah, I know you don't know me, but I'm a friend of Holly. I met her when she was in Germany back in December of 2006. I've been following her blog and have been connected to yours in the last couple weeks because of the Monday Meanderings. So I started doing my own as of this week.

Anonymous said...

Are you from Iowa? I'm an Iowan born and raised. So glad to have stumbled accross your blog...looks like a fun one to follow!

Summer said...

Hi Sarah! I stumbled upon your blog and love this weekly plan. I think I may do the same!