Monday, February 28, 2011

Daybook 2.28.11

FOR TODAY - Monday February 28, 2011

Outside my window... I see the white Christmas lights we use as year round outdoor lights. They remind me of parties.

I am thinking... about nutrition. I had a meeting at Grom's school tonight about nutrition and I'm still a bit worked up about it. They want to emphasis fresh fruits and vegetables. Great! But to tell my kid that he shouldn't bring something I packed in his lunch... ridiculous. PRETZELS? Some of it is real (she seriously called pretzels [11o cal/serving with 1 gm of fat and 180 mg salt] a sometimes and not at school food), and some of it is the kids misinterpreting what they are teaching. I'm teaching Grom, "Thanks for the input - I'll talk about it with my mom". sheesh.

I am thankful for... for other parents who are like-minded about spoke up about nutrition. Some more eloquently than me. If I hear, "I'm sorry you feel bad" one more time...

From the learning rooms... solar system and sight words.

From the kitchen... food. Mostly nutritious.

I am wearing... flip flops, grey/brown jeans, peachy pink tee, ponytail (I have to do something about my hair).

I am creating... I just finished a project for church - photo collages. Now I pray they print out well.

I am going... to pray with other moms from Grom's school tomorrow morning. We did it last week, soon it will be habit.

I am reading... "Why We Buy" by Paco Underhill (audiobook), "Radical" by David Platt and "Life from Scratch" by Melissa Ford.

I am hoping... Grom doesn't have any cavities.

Around the house... new pillows for the couches in our dining room. They are pretty.

One of my favorite things... doing sight words in the car with Grom. We have card sets. If he knows the word he reads it. If he doesn't know the word, he spells it. I say the word and then use it in a silly sentence. Then, he says the word, spells it and uses it in another silly sentence.

Vocabulary word of the week:

ebullient - overflowing with enthusiasm or excitement.
My friend Erika has an ebullient personality, she could get people to clean toilets with her and think it was fun.

A few plans for the rest of the week: go here, go there, go everywhere.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...

Grom's BuddE finally turned 6!

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What's for Dinner - 2.27.11

~Gogo- Volleyball Practice~
~Grom - Martial Arts~
~The guys go to Gogo's Winter Sports Banquet~
~I go to Grom's School Parent Meeting~
(you're on you're own)

~house cleaning~
~Gogo - Volleyball Game~
~Grom - Martial Arts~
Family Dinner - my parents cook

~Gogo- Volleyball Practice~
~Grom - teeth cleaning~
egg salad sandwiches
crudites (doesn't that sound better than raw veggies?)

~Gogo- Volleyball Practice~
~Grom - Gymnastics~
~Grom - Martial Arts~
TJ's Chinese BBQ Chicken
stir fry veggies

~Gogo- Volleyball Practice~
~Art Show Reception~
~Date Night!!!~
Pantry Feast for the Boys

~Grom - Martial Arts~
~fellowship dinner~
spaghetti with meat sauce

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Daybook 02.22.11

FOR TODAY - Tuesday 22/2=11 (I see math everywhere)

Outside my window... it's dark.

I am thinking... about busyness, plans and disappointment. oh... and maturity (to deal with disappointment)

I am thankful for... sleep.

From the learning rooms... nothing terribly interesting. Math has been the most fun recently.

From the kitchen... chocolate croissants. Impressed? Trader Joe's is the greatest. From the freezer - thaw overnight - bake - voila! C'est manifique!

I am wearing... black pants, orange slippers, red long sleeved tee and a tan ruffly tee on top

I am creating... I still have a few projects left from my President's Weekend Organizing Extravaganza. When those are done... watch out.

I am going... to be watching a lot of volleyball. Gogo made the team.

I am reading... "After the Leaves Fall" by Nicole Baart, "Why We Buy" by Paco Underhill (audiobook) and "Radical" by David Platt... all very different books.

I am hoping... I can stop soaking my foot. Every day... twice a day... it's boring.

I am hearing... TV

Around the house... my studio is super clean and organized. I can't wait to be creative.

One of my favorite things... how many favorite things should a girl have? I feel like I keep repeating myself on this one. This week... I'll say decaf coffee... again.

Vocabulary word of the week:

churlish - rude. boorish. ill-mannered.
It was very churlish of you to throw your chocolate at me.

A few plans for the rest of the week: volleyball, buddies, Kid's Club, karate, gymnastics, volleyball, organizing, decluttering, volleyball, a care team meeting, an anticipated birthday party with BOWLING, maybe the Melodrama, and more

Here is picture for thought I am sharing... a shot Grom got from the car on the way to school.
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Monday, February 21, 2011

What's for Dinner - February 21, 2011

~Grom - karate~
~Family Dinner~
chocolate chip cookies

~Grom - karate~
~Gogo - volleyball practice~
~family house cleaning~
To Go Burgers

~watch Grom's buddy E~
~Gogo - volleyball practice~
~Kids Club / Bible Study / Youth Group~
grilled chicken thighs Surferman-style
green salad
foccacia bread

~Grom - gymnastics
~Grom - karate~
~Gogo - volleyball practice~
Baked Tofu
stir fry veggies

~Gogo - volleyball practice~
~care team meeting?~

~Grom - karate~
~Grom's buddy E's birthday celebration~
eat at Melodrama

~fellowship dinner~
Sausage Pasta

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

All the cool kids...

do their school work at Starbucks.

When school gets hard, a change of scenery (and a cup of coffee for Mom) always seems to help.

He loves me...

My beloved is mine, and I am his.
Song of Solomon 2:16

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My fortune

Could a weekend away with kids count? I think not.

I'm feeling a case of island fever coming on. Maui is calling me.

But then... I have a friend, who says that you should always add, "in Christ Jesus" to the end of your fortune.

Maybe that means I need a Sabbath Retreat... just me and my Bible.

Why not both!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day Surferman!

I love you Surferman! Thanks for being my Valentine.

Daybook February 14, 2011

FOR TODAY Monday Februay 14, 2011

Outside my window... dark and rainy. It was surprisingly February-like weather. I was caught completely off guard.

I am thinking... about ways to get more vegetables in my diet.

I am thankful for... cupcakes. We had a fundraiser for a dear missionary friend this last weekend. We made way more than I expected. The cupcakes were amazing.

From the learning rooms... we're all about sight words right now. I made some card sets. We keep them in the card. Grom drills them whenever we get in to go somewhere. He's doing great.

From the kitchen... Surferman made dinner tonight! 3 cheers for Surferman! Lasagna, salad and garlic bread - yum!

I am wearing... black jeans, dark raspberry printed long sleeved tees, flip flops and a toe bandage.

I am creating... I just heard that my quilt is done. I'm hoping to pick it up this week. And my sewing machine is ready to pick up. Nothing's stopping me now.

I am going... to get more sleep. Maybe it will help my attitude.

I am reading... Radical by David Platt.

I am hoping... the rose Surferman gave me today for Valentine's Day lasts a really long time. It's orange and sitting on my desk at church. smile.

I am hearing... the sound of tires on wet highway. It must be raining right now.

Around the house... still looking for a bench or something for our entry hall and a rug.

One of my favorite things... family dinner. Each week, my parents cook dinner for my sister and me and our family. It's nice to see them and spend time together regularly.

Vocabulary word of the week:
- a fit of extreme anger or excitement.
Used in a sentence: If I thought that having a conniption would help our internet problems, I'd have one right now.

A few plans for the rest of the week: In addition to all the usual stuff. Grom started karate. Surferman's parents are leaving town this week, so we're having one last meal with them and Surferman's sister and family. And we working on some plans for the weekend. It's looking like either San Francisco or Santa Barbara/Solvang... if I can arrange the time away.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...Cupcakes!

How you can be praying for me and mine... Surferman needs work. Grom got into a patch of poison oak and I'm hoping it doesn't cause him to break out. Gogo is practicing to tryout for the Volleyball team. Me... I need refreshment.

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Love is...

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

John 3:16

Sunday, February 13, 2011

DONE 63. Save for a digital SLR and learn how to really use it

1 phone 0 number 1

letter T O Dd O S

I am one spoiled gal.  Guess what I got for my birthday and Christmas presents this year from Surferman and my parents?

I do a pretty good job of operating it, but I'll never stop learning.

What's for Dinner - 2.14.11

~Valentine's Day~
~Friend Monday~
~Grom - karate~
~Gogo - no school~
~Family Dinner~
garlic bread

~family house cleaning~
zucchini frittata
crescent rolls

~Grom - karate~
~Kids Club / Youth Group / Bible Study~
turkey sandwiches

~Grom - gymnastics~
~dinner with Surferman's parents?~
~helping hands dinner~
crustless quiche




Look up "Soccer Mom" in a dictionary...

and you might just find a picture of me.
minivan... check.
lots of driving... check.
uncontrollable need to be at soccer games cheering... check.

Last Thursday was Gogo's last soccer game. They lost.
I wish they had done better. Their final record was 1-14-0.

Can't even say... at least they had fun. Gogo took losing really hard.

Look for #8. That's Gogo.

It's hard to capture the action of soccer.

It is getting easier to capture this one though.
I think he's stinkin' cute.

on to Volleyball...

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Crazy Hair

Grom and I had a lot of fun doing his hair for Kids Club at church.
He sat so still.
Did you notice the double toothless sized gap?

My baby is getting adult teeth. sigh.

Monday, February 07, 2011

daybook 02.07.2011

Outside my window... I'm in the gallery at Grom's gymnastics class. I can see out a back door to the parking lot. It's that beautiful time of afternoon when the sun is starting to go down. Today was a beautiful day.

I am thinking... about the things that I want to be different in my life. Some I can do something about, some I can't and some just require prayer.

I am thankful for... God's faithfulness and constancy (isn't constancy a great word?).

From the learning rooms... one almost murdered child. Anyone want to come over and get Grom to write his name on his work samples? It's a huge ordeal e v e r y time.

From the kitchen... leftover pasta... (sarcastic yum). It's another one of those busy evenings and I really am glad to have something in easy from the freezer.

I am wearing... black capris, sparkly red tee, and flip flops

I am creating... I took a quilt top to be quilted last week! It's quite possibly the first quilt I'll finish since Grom was born. It's beautiful. I'll post photos when it's done. I have another quilt mostly done. It's rather modern (read trendy) fabrics. If I don't get it done soon, it's going to look dated. More motivation to get my studio under control.

I am going... to get an ingrown toenail fixed on Friday. I expect it's going to hurt quite a bit, but it will be so nice to be able to wear all of my shoes again.

I am reading... Sisterchicks on the Loose by Robin Jones Gunn. I think I've found another series. (Stacey, I'll pass it on when I'm done. It's from the library).

I am hoping... to get a date night with Surferman soon. We've had a 17 year old living in our home since September and haven't used him for some free Gromsitting.

I am hearing... hollering coaches and gossiping moms.

Around the house... I'm reading and processing our mail everyday. Trying to take care of business. It's easy to let it slip.

One of my favorite things... a crisp juicy apple. I've had some really good ones lately.

Vocabulary word of the week:
blithe (adj.) - joyous, merry, or gay in disposition; glad; cheerful: without thought or regard; carefree; heedless:
Used in a sentence: She moved blithely through her day, no problems could stop her.

A few plans for the rest of the week: Tomorrow is Gogo's last home soccer game. His team didn't do well so post season isn't an issue. Past that it's all the usual stuff. Well.. maybe that date night???

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...How you can be praying for me and mine... that we would pray together more.

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Sunday, February 06, 2011

What's for Dinner - 2.7.11

~Marvelous Monday~
~Grom - pediatrician~
~Grom - gymnastics~
~Gogo - soccer practice~
~Gogo - pasta feed~
~parent advisory meeting~
LO Mexican Pasta

~Gogo - last local futbol match~
~family house cleaning~

~Bible Study / Kids Club~
LO Turkey Soup

~Gogo - last soccer match (away)~

Tortellini with Pesto and Chicken

Date Night?

~fellowship dinner~