Monday, March 4, 2013

Happy Homemaker Monday 3/4/2013

OOOOhhhh, I'm so excited that I remembered to participate in Happy Homemaker Monday today!  We had a fabulous weekend and I woke up to the sunshine so I'm having a Marvelous Monday!

The Weather:
The sun is shining and it's beautiful today!  The high is supposed to be in the 40's & 50's.

Right now I am:
Talking to my Mother on the phone, drinking coffee and reading my favorite blogs. Yes, all at the same time!  Multi-tasking is my name!

That God is in control of it all!

On my reading pile:
Power of Vitamin D, and Safe Haven

On my TV:
Revenge-I have this in the instant queue on NetFlix

Favorite Blog post this week:
Remembering Granny

Something fun to share:
I don't really have anything this week

On the menu for this week:
Monday - Meeting at church so we'll be eating there
Tuesday - Baked Catfish, bowtie pasta with Parmesan cheese, and broccoli
Wednesday - ?
Thursday - Grilled pork chops, green beans, and carrots
Friday - Chili
Saturday - going to a birthday party

On my to do list:
Finish taxes
Schedule appointments for Charlie

What I am sewing or creating:
Isaac's Easter pants
Brendia's Easter skirt
Brandon's Easter tie
Hannah's Easter dress
Norah's bibs & burp cloths
Aaliyah's birthday dress

Homemaking tips:
I like to leave the kitchen sink empty when I go to bed at night.  When I wake up to dirty dishes, which I sometimes do, I end up feeling behind all day long!

Looking around the house:
The sun is shining so beautifully through the windows.  I can hear something on the TV (just background noise), I hear the birds chirping, the dishes are done, the laundry already folded, and I'm just enjoying a little break.

From the camera:
This is from last year.  This year they tried to bloom but the cold this weekend killed them. :(

On my prayer list:
My Uncle Alan - He's very sick and my Mother has the responsibility of taking care of him.  His children either aren't able or don't want to and he isn't married.  Praying that God will heal him.

Bible verse:
"Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed; for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest" Joshua 1:9


Time keeps going on...

It's hard to believe how time flies.  Today is Monday and I'm sure most of us woke up this morning already anxious for the weekend.  It's frightening though when you have moments like I did today.

I was looking through old files and found a slideshow and a post from 2008 about my daughter, Elizabeth. That was 5 years ago, and she was only 15! In just a few weeks she'll be turning 20 and then in April she is going to Haiti for a mission trip.  She is my baby but in the last few years she has grown up.  Where did the time go?  Have I spent all my days wishing for them to pass so the weekend would come and not enjoying each day with my children?  Was I too busy to enjoy their lives?  I don't think so.  Of course I have regrets because I'm not perfect.  However I do think I've spent quality time with my kids as they've grown up.  Do I wish I could have spent more time or maybe time could have just stood still?  Yes, of course!

Five years from now she'll probably be married.  Maybe she'll have children of her own. Who knows?  I continue to pray that God guides her feet along the path that he has chosen for her.  She is a wonderful young lady and I know God has a calling on her life.  Who knows where he'll take her?

Read the following for a flashback to 2008

Mary Elizabeth's 15th Birthday

2008 Slideshow of Beth