Archive for January, 2011

Choosing Contentment

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

This afternoon, I took down the shower curtains to wash. They get a bit nasty on the bottom–I use fabric for the liner and the outside. As I put them in the washer, I looked around at my sunny kitchen. I saw the crock pot with roast cooking for dinner. The sink that’s actually empty […]

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Joyce From This Side of the Pond hosts a weekly Wednesday Hodgepodge of questions for fun and for getting to know each other. 1. Do you like your name? Were you named after someone? If you have children how did you settle on their names? I do actually. When I was a child, I hated […]

Tellin’ the Truth Tuesday

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

I went to bed at 11:30 last night!! I’m working on getting up earlier and even though I didn’t get up super early today, it was definitely earlier than normal. My weight loss continues to go well. I’m almost done with this round of my strict phase. I lost my Christmas craziness–from eating treats–and a […]

Tropical Traditions~Dish Liquid Review and Giveaway

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Tropical Traditions offered me a chance to review their dish liquid and of course I said yes. We do dishes by hand around here and so I was happy to try it out. The day it arrived, I ran out of dish soap and didn’t want to spend the money on more. They sent me […]

Works of God~Share a Blessing

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Some of my blessings are a little older than this week but I forgot to share them. *I found James a Columbia winter coat (expensive!) for next year. It was 1/2 price at the thrift store and cost me $5. Another blessing we had this year was that his thriftstore special Columbia coat from last […]

From Outside the Frame

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Memorize the book of Colossians in 1 year Photo tile coasters I really need to try these! A fun online snowflake maker And another fun snowflake maker–this one can get pretty fancy. My sister sent this link–a famous homeschooler who loved snowflakes Amazing photos of real snowflakes–you really have to check these out

Sick Day

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

You know when I thought, “It would be nice to have an excuse to lay around for a couple days.” I didn’t mean as a sickie! I slept for 2 days straight and did absolutely nothing other than a bit of reading. Yesterday, I woke up at 8 and drug out to the couch where […]

Lee’s Job Search

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Please keep praying that he can find a job soon. I’m trying to not feel panicky. We’ve been through this before and God has brought us through but man it stinks! I think it’s hard for me because we were just barely pulling out of the hole his last 5 month unemployment created. I struggle […]


Monday, January 10th, 2011

James and I went to my brother’s this weekend to celebrate the baby’s birthday. We had a wonderful time. On the way home, I got sick and I’ve been sleeping all day today along with other unpleasant things! I’m hoping to feel better tomorrow–otherwise, I’ll check in when I feel like a human again.

On Mountains High

Sunday, January 9th, 2011