Monday, August 29, 2011

A Monday List

It's good to have lists on Mondays, don't you think? I do! Here's my list for today about everything and nothing:)

*Today was B's first day of his new teaching job! He had a few frustrating things go wrong but other than that is very thankful for the new experience this will bring to his CV. He is teaching 2 classes of Old Testament back to back on MWF. I am so thankful for all of his hard work to support our family as well as working to finish his dissertation!

*The kiddos and I walked back and forth to school 8 times today. I didn't have any cash to pay for lunch supervision so S came home for lunch, which is nice! We get good exercise:)

*Eliana was snotty and snuffly today, grouchy but still sweet:) I put her in the Moby for walk #5&6 and she fell sound asleep. So precious!

*Our neighbors across from us play Yahtzee at least 5 times a week. Sometimes when I hear that rattling of the dice against the red plastic cup, I feel a sudden urge to knock on their door and ask them if I can join in:) Or at the very least, I feel like cheering for them from over here when they hoot an' holler over their Yahtzees!

*It was a beautiful day today! We've had the air conditioning off for several days to get fresh air and save $ and usually there is a point in the afternoon where I watch the thermostat climb slowly and think, "I'm not going to make it! Must turn air on..." and then before I know it, we pass the hottest point of the day and the gentle breeze flows in and it's so nice and peaceful. I love hearing the chirping bugs outside. And the Yahtzee game across the yard.

*Been trying to use my cast iron skillet more often. They say food only gets better the more you use it and it's supposed to last a lifetime or more with good care! We had fish tonight that was deeeelicious! And couscous. We haven't had it in awhile but it was a smash hit with the boys:)

*I just folded up this week's loads of laundry and I washed 15 pairs of Zakkai's underwear. 15. I didn't even know he had that many! He has been "trying" to stay dry at nighttime. He makes it about every 3rd night. The other nights we change underwear at least twice. Last night he stayed dry! That means tonight....

*The new change in our schedules with school starting up has renewed my love for cooking and baking! I was feeling a bit like a slacker this summer and did not enjoy menu planning or cooking so it feels great to enjoy it again! Can't wait for the crisp air that means soups, crock pot meals and apple picking!

*I am about to start quilting my quilt! Woohoo! It's only been 3 years since I started it but I am finally in the final stages. Who knows how long this will take but my sister and I have a pact to finish the quilts within a year or else! It's time to start new projects (and there are many waiting in the wings) and also to see this labor of love gracing our bed!

I want to wish a VERY happy birthday to my special Grandma! I will not say how old she is because she wants to be in denial about it and that is a-okay with me! I like to be in denial, too:)

I love you, Grandma, and wish with all of my heart that I could've been there tonight celebrating you with the family that means so much to you. You are so special and have given your family so many years of laughter, joy and love. Happy Birthday!
And finally, Missy has learned a couple of new skills and is very proud of herself as you will see:)


Charity said...

I am so impressed by the different foods you get your boys to eat. Now honestly, would you have liked fish and couscous when you were their age?

dwilliams said...

aw she is such a big girl! I remember when she was just a bun in the oven... :) maybe she will be awake / not scared of me next time we pop by! love you guys!

grandma said...

My Dear Heidi, Thank you for all your sweet words to me for the dreaded Bday. We had a lovely time. I must remember the number is just a number. I feel so good Thank you Lord. On with Life Right. You think of such fun things for your kidos to do. You are a great mom.