It’s a “melan-conny” Monday … I am so sad that my big kids go back to school TOMORROW!! I know we probably did a lot more fun things than just MOVE for 3 weeks … but somehow I feel like we need another week or two of summer vacation!
Perhaps joining Sandra for HHM today will help cheer me up!
Breakfast time, what is on the plate this morning::::
Coffee and a poptart (no big surprise there!!)
On today’s to do list::::
make some phone calls I’ve been avoiding just because I hate talking on the phone (business stuff)
laundry (as usual)
make sure everyone has everything for school: one request the school had was a $5 gift card from an office supply store … I am just wondering why I can’t just give them a $5 bill instead of having to drive to the office store to get a gift card?!!?!
we have been invited to “swim” at a nearby river with a friend later today.
I don’t like the book I am currently reading (picked up randomly at the library) – but I just finished Mrs. Poe that was kind of fascinating.
The setting is 1845 New York in the world of the writers, authors, and publishers of the time … focusing on the story of Edgar Allan Poe and his wife (his cousin, whom he’d married when he was 23 and she was 13!) and their mutual obsession with the children’s book author/poet Frances Osgood, who had recently been abandoned by her portrait-painter husband. It is a work of fiction based on real people and the rumors about them.
On the TV today::::
PBS shows: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and such like
The weather outside is::::
nice!! currently 75° with a high of 83° forecasted
On the menu this week::::
I did so well last week!! Meals planned EVERY DAY (except Friday) … to include church potluck on Sunday (chicken-cheese-broccoli-rice casserole). So far, this week, I’m uninspired. 😦
If I have a few minutes to myself, I will::::
In the garden::::
I don’t really have a garden … but my herbs are doing well (I think): basil, cilantro, dill, and parsley.
Favorite photo from the camera::::
my mantle: I love it! 🙂
Visiting with blog friends (blog you want to share, blog post that caught your eye)::::
My real life friend (and former student of ours), Grace has a blog: she is a young adult, single, working as an RN at a military hospital in DC, enjoys traveling, and is just an all around interesting person! I’m thankful to see a girl we watched grow up throughout high school and then graduate go on to become a Christian young lady who is real and enjoying the life God has led her to.
my friend Jen is undergoing a trial chemo treatment, her 2nd treatment is tomorrow. She had a good weekend, thankfully, but is really nervous about tomorrow (because she felt horrible for many days after her last treatment).
friends from church are headed to Ecuador today!! They are missionaries, ready to start a new work there (previously they’d been in Mexico and Panama – and he even traveled into Cuba).
Bible Verse, Devotional that is resonating me with at the moment::::