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9 07 2008

I’m sure you’re all tired of me starting my blog entries with the excuse that I’m so busy I can’t think straight, but the honest truth is, I’m so busy I can’t think straight!  I hate living life at this pace!!  Things are about to slow down.  The biggest source of this busyness is the new church building.  We are hoping to have our first service in the new building on the 20th which is less than 2 weeks away and there is so much to be done.  Every spare moment has been spent painting, ordering curtains, shopping for all kinds of detail items, and trying to keep my sanity through it all.  I’ll be happy to have this all behind me. . .and I don’t plan to do any painting projects for quite some time.  So, as my title suggests, this will be another bullet pointed entry with the highlights and lowlights of the last week.  Here it is in random order:

  • We had to replace the motor on our air conditioning and the hot water heater in the same day.  Ouch.
  • 4th of July was completely crummy.  The weather was 65degrees and pouring rain.  I stayed inside and cleaned all day.
  • We were in NYC over Father’s Day so we didn’t get to celebrate it as a family.  This past Sunday we pretended it was Father’s Day.  We put steaks on the grill and had corn on the cob, tomato slices, napa salad, and ice cream with fresh peaches for dessert.  We spent the rest of the day in lawn chairs in the back yard with books and glasses of ice tea.
  • The above bullet point makes me especially thankful that God commands a day of rest.  I don’t feel guilty about relaxing, and we need days like that really badly.
  • I attended the Ohio Homeschoolers Convention which was a cultural experience to say the least.  One of the main reasons I don’t want to homeschool is because I refuse to wear a denim skirt and fashion my hair in a bun.  More on that later.
  • I’m not planning on homeschooling my girls this year, but we just got word that the principle from our school (who we totally love and he was one of the main reasons we sent our kids to that school) is resigning.  I attended the convention to explore my options and came back more convinced than ever that it is not a good option for our family.
  • Despite my experience at the convention, I did find some great educational resources.  I went crazy at the Usborne Books booth, so much so that I just signed up to be a consultant.  I’m expecting my starter kit in the mail any day.  If anyone wants to order Usborne Books, you just let me know.  I will help you out, yes I shorely will.
  • Ellie peed in the potty for a babysitter, but has yet to repeat that for me, her mom.
  • My friend, Wendy, just brought over a big tub full of clothes to give to my girls.  Apparently, her MIL is a shopaholic who goes so nuts with buying clothes for her grandkids that Wendy ends up with way more than she can use and a lot of stuff is duplicated.  So she called me up to check what sizes my kids wear than dropped off this big tub of stuff.  Every single item still has a tag on it and it was all bought at Macy’s.  She refused to take a dime for any of it.  So basically, my twins are clothed for the winter and it didn’t cost me anything.  You can imagine how I feel about that (refer to bullet point number 1, if you’re not sure).
  • The girls made a tent in the living room last night (the classic afghans over folding chairs style).  I let them have a sleep out in this tent and they thought it was great.

That’s all I can think of at the moment. . .I need to get my kids some lunch then I need to make (yet another) stop at the carpet store to pick out linoleum for the church bathrooms. . .

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2 responses

12 07 2008
Rachel

I think, not only would you look cute in a denim skirt and bun, but I have the feeling God is calling you to matching homemade jumpers with all your girls, raising goats, making pies and breads…

12 07 2008
rhonda

i’m eager to hear your “more on that later” because i need to know if i must purchase denim skirts and hairpins for the coming years. 🙂

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