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Monday, February 25, 2013

Monday Meanderings - Feb. 25

Bible Study... Lent study that I'm reading on my own in the morning
Memory Verse... 2 Cor. 7:1
"...let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates the body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God."

Husband Encouragement...
♥ Quality time evening activities.  This is more for me. But if it's a need of mine then I need to take more initiative with it and make suggestions.

Train Them Up...
* We just started a new mealtime routine: name place cards that get rotated around each meal (by me) and each child has a designated meal to prepare the table for.  Carter is breakfast because it's the easiest number of dishes. Hannah is lunch time because usually Eli is gone at school. And Eli is dinner time.  And AFTER dinner I want to get back to family cleanup routine. EVERYONE helps put things away or load dishwasher.
* Reading with Hannah.  I'm so excited she got so many books for her birthday! We are currently reading Ballet Shoes.  
* Homework for all in the afternoon so it can be quiet for Eli.
* I have been doing my morning Bible reading from 6-6:45am but I have sometimes been getting some early risers during that time. So I'm having them get out their story Bibles and have quiet "reading" as well.
* I'm starting a secret journal for Eli in which the two of us can write notes back and forth to each other.  Trying to find a fun and special way to connect with him. Not because he's the school boy but because that's just something I struggle with with him.

Personal Goals...
* daily ab workout
* morning Bible reading (going well lately!!)
* FB??  still just do NOT know what to do with this???
New Habit of the Month...  {february}
>> chore chart.  I've been doing pretty well!  My LEAST favorite part of the week is erasing all my cross-outs of chores done and having to start all over the beginning of the week.  =S

MUST Do... 
* MOPS newsletter contribution
* starting preparing for next MOPS meeting, so I'm not as rushed come meeting week
* stop at bank
* take load of cardboard to recycling
* birthday thank you's

Zone(s)... getting rid of toys (for garage sale), clothes (for garage sale), and candy (donate to church youth group)!

Menu - 

M - roast and veggies, homemade bread
T - hawaiian meatballs
W - dinner out since I have music practice before AWANA
Th - breakfast casserole
F - marriage conference
S -  chili hot dogs, chips, fruit
Su - TBD

* marriage conference next weekend-- Friday night and all day saturday! anxious to see how we'll learn and grow!

3 things I'm thankful for today...
1. progress of the attic. exciting stuff.
2. friends. for various reasons my heart is happy.
3.  hubby.  is so generous and takes care of kids whenever needed without ever complaining.  yes, even though I know they're his OWN kids, I still appreciate it so much.  =) 


Holly said...

A few of my friends have given up FB for Lent and they just "deactivated" their account, it saves everything and you can reactivate whenever you want, but it was needed for them to help them have self control. That's an idea for you as you struggle with it.

Also, if you want to hand down any more clothes (Claire's in 4T shorts now; Iain's in 12m), we'd be happy to take those off your hands :) HAHAA!

In Light of the Truth... said...

I have considered deactivating FB account. However there are specific things I am following and can't walk away entirely. (a friend whose baby was born with health issues and is still in NICU, as well as MOPS info) I dunno how to still maintain the contact I need to but still filter out the garbage that irritates me???

One of my friends is heading a garage sale for Haiti, so a lot of our old things are going toward that.

Holly said...

Perhaps calling your friend periodically to check on her family would be worthwhile. If FB is such an issue for you then I think personally connecting with her would be a valuable way to show your care so you can fully step away from FB for a period of time. Just my opinion of course.