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Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday Meanderings - Jan. 17

I didn't mean for several weeks to go by without posting MM!  I guess a lot of times Kevin works the weekend and is off on Monday so unless I was on the ball and got it done earlier, it's hard to do it when Kevin's home.  I'd rather be with family.  SO. Kevin's actually home today, still sleeping in bed though, and I managed to get myself up early and showered today, so I have time for this quick post before the house really comes alive.

Bible Study... I've been doing my new devotion, and gosh, so many of them have been speaking right to my life!  About a close friend moving away, marriage trials, parenting... love when that happens!  Now, just need to be more diligent about doing quiet time, instead of playing catch-up after a week has passed!

Memory Verse... Philippians 4:8
"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things."

Husband Encouragement... 
♥ Positive attitude.
♥ Dessert.
♥ No expectations.

Train Them Up... 
* Read with them.  We love books, we have tons of books, but it's not often enough we sit down and read and read. 
* Enforce no TV or games until their things are cleaned up.
* Rewards for chore chart.  We've been remembering to write their check-marks when they do something (oh they let me know!) but I haven't been remembering to reward them at the end of the day for whoever had the most check-marks.
* Do what I say I'm gonna do.

Personal Goals... 
* Work out.
* Set alarm.
* Daily devotion.
* Start writing in thankful journal again.

New Habit of the Month...
* Get up before the kids.  Shooting for 6:15am for now.

MUST Do...
* Work on editing photos.
* Lots of birthday cards to get and/or send out.
* Thank you notes.
* Reschedule Carter's appointment?

Zone... catch up laundry, get everything put away including the clothes bins I've recently got out, and put away suitcases that have still been out since our last trip

Menu - busy week so it's actually a pretty easy menu week!

M - Carter's birthday party-- we're just having a lot of appetizer type yummies
T - Pampered Chef party
W - sandwiches
Th - slow cooker Italian beef sandwiches
F - chicken divan
S - Omaha

* Carter's birthday party today! (weather permitting) Very small.  Just my parents and my brother and SIL (and Claire). 
* Brown-bag picnic with the MOPS mommas. (weather permitting)
* Pampered Chef party at Jaesi's.
* Doing family pictures for someone on Wednesday. (weather permitting)  I HATE WINTER.
* Hanging out with Holly on Thursday!
* Kevin's mom's birthday dinner in Omaha on Saturday afternoon.
* Kevin's friend's birthday Saturday night.  Get a date night with my hubby!

3 things I'm thankful for today... 
* Friends.  I really do have great friends!
* My kids.  They're pretty great too. 
* Kevin.  He's soo much better than I ever give him credit for!

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1 comment:

S Club Mama said...

such fun! I'm not sure I'll be at MOPS playdate this week but I'll be at Jaesi's party!