Thursday, August 11, 2011

Bible Verses Catch-up

Claire started learning Psalm 56:4 before they went on vacation:
In God, whose word I praise,
In God I trust, I will not be afraid.
Amazingly, she remembered it (mostly) when she got back home. I was very impressed, and this week we're learning a harder verse:
2 Samuel 22:2-3 The Lord is my Rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my Rock, in whom I take refuge.

Friday, August 5, 2011


Thank You, Lord, for making me a generally happy and optimistic person.
Thank You for giving me my faith.
Thank You for the family that surrounds me.
Thank You for getting me through this week without my girls.
Thank You for the ambition to get all the projects done that I accomplished.
Thank You especially for these things, because I have done nothing to deserve any of them. You gave them to me because You love me.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Long Week

Claire and Natalie are on vacation with their dad and his family this week. I dropped them off on Saturday morning and will pick them up this coming Saturday at suppertime. To say the house is quiet this week is to say that A begins the alphabet. I'm sleeping poorly and having one-sided conversations with my dog Brinkley, who is no doubt wondering where the girls are but enjoying the one-on-one time.
I have been keeping busy, though. Mom gave me a lecture about moping around all week and then being mad at myself for not doing anything during my daughter-free week. So on Saturday, I spent the afternoon with my two blonde, blue-eyed, science major college roommates named Bridget, their husbands, and one of the Bridget's daughter, who is Natalie's age. We had a lot of fun looking at the other Bridget's cows and catching up on each other's lives.
Sunday was church and brunch. I had planned to finish an embroidery project, but instead Andy and Christine were there with my 2-month-old nephew Brandon, and I got to hold him quite a bit. I went home after supper and did dishes, folded laundry, and cut up a couple of pounds of green beans and froze them.
Monday I had a busy day at work, then I went home to start on the child-sized boppy pillows I'm making for Natalie, Evelyn, and Carly. Since I don't have a pattern, I have to draw the shape out free-hand. I got one put together and will take it for a couple of other opinions before I finish the rest. So for the rest of Monday night, I watched 4 episodes of Lost from my current DVD off Netflix while finishing the embroidery project.
Today I framed the embroidery before coming to work. This afternoon I'm going to Mankato to do a bit of shopping, buy the supplies I need for painting my bathroom (the one project I've deliberately been saving for the girls' vacation week), and probably seeing the last Harry Potter movie again.
I have several other projects to accomplish this week, but I mainly want to get the bathroom painted because that will be significantly easier doing it alone than having Claire and Natalie help me.