Romans 12:1-2

So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. Romans 12:1-2

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

On the Home Front - Midweek

A peek through my window…. It’s a very nice late spring day – sunny, but not too hot with a bit of a breeze.  Flowers still blooming and the grass is still green.  Before ever looking out the actual window, you would see J – the dog resting her face on the window sill.  The sill is also where I put L’s school supplies he brought home.  Either he was extra careful or didn’t use them.  I’ve never seen crayon and marker boxes look so neat after a year of school.

What’s going on this week… lunch with a friend, follow-up eye appt. for L., taking some clothes for consignment (for L. to raise the last of his $ for Scout camp), and shopping before vacation for M. (because he doesn’t have any jeans or nice pants that fit).

What “the boys” are doing… they are making chocolate chip cookies for me to use for ice cream sandwiches.  M. hurt his ankle/foot today at school.  If it feels better he is going to a baseball game tomorrow night.  The good news is his back is better.

On my mind… unfortunately, it hasn’t been work!  I’ve been thinking about classroom themes, going through my school things, reading my new teaching books and lots of preparation.(thinking about it, not doing it)

On my bedside table… Big Miracle.  I don’t want to give up and just watch the movie, but it’s not light reading.  I am learning a lot about life in far north Alaska.

I am richly blessed… to have a second grade teaching position for next year!  I am also blessed to have had a nice Friday evening away with my family AND we had a room to spend the night in- mix up in reservation and we got one of two rooms left in hotel next door.  Most hotels were sold out because of Joplin Memorial Run and thousands of extra people in town for it.

I’m praying for… M. to continue feeling better – sinuses and back and for him to “bounce back” in general.

Our home…  I love the way our living room feels when the window is open and I can see out to the flowers blooming.  It’s warm, but not bad, and somewhat quiet and lazy.  It makes me want to curl up on the couch with a book.

Menu planning… Hank Zipzer Killer Cheesy Enchiladas – L. copied it from a book last year and we had it at the end of school then too.  Pork Roast/Green Beans/Black Beans, hamburgers on the grill, something chicken and a Memorial Day cookout.

A photo or two…
L completed all 23 weeks of homework and Scripture memory for church Wednesday night program.

Last band concert

After the race

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