Monday Musings

I had a lovely Mothers’ Day weekend.  Got to spend it with people near and dear to my heart, which makes me happy.

Oooh, oooh!  AND I got a dehydrator! Who knew my sweet hubby reads my blog?!?  Can’t wait to try it out.

I also spent three hours working in my garden yesterday, and I am sore this morning.  Actually not as sore as I thought I might be, so I guess that’s a good thing.

Speaking of gardens, my brother’s garden is FAR ahead of mine.  Every plant he has is about 5x the size of mine. I’m sure there are plenty of reasonable explanations for this, but I must admit I’m a bit jealous of his green thumb.

It’s 9:30 and two of my children have already lost iPod privileges for the day.  Nice.

The sermon yesterday was on how great mothers are, but honestly, I didn’t leave feeling very encouraged.  Rather, I left feeling a bit inadequate.

It’s time to make more laundry soap.  Sigh.  I love the savings of making my own, but shredding the soap is a pain.

Some ladies from my Share Group went to a painting class last week.  It was one of these places where they provide everything for you, and even if you have no artistic bones in your body, you leave having created a masterpiece.  It was so much fun.  I would definitely go again!

paintingI’m eating a toasted English muffins with butter.  Yum.

I need to clean out my canning cupboard to get ready for the new canning season.  Anyone need any pickles or strawberry jam?

My kids have begun rehearsals for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardroble.  They are all involved this time.  Should be fun!  Of course, my oldest daughter was cast as Mrs. Beaver…  And while it’s a great role, she’s not too excited about wearing a giant beaver costume.

We drove 4+ hours on Wed. night to go to Homeschool day at Six Flags on Thursday.  It started out great, but after about 2 rides, it started pouring, and they shut down all the rides.  The drive home was long, because we drove through this:

weatherIt was a nightmare.  Thankfully we got home safely, and now my kids have a great memory to add to that collection… “Remember that time we went to Six Flags and got totally rained out??”

The rain followed us home and it stormed here the next day.  The rain tore up one of my squash plants.  RIP.

Have a great week friends!

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A Christian wife, mother, daughter, former educator, photographer, amateur chef, pretend gardener, alto 🎶, book nerd, cancer-survivor and laundry-hater.

One Response to Monday Musings

  1. Debi Kirksey May 13, 2013 at 10:39 am #

    Are you kidding!!! I would love some pickles and strawberry jam so lovingly canned by you.

    Good luck with your 2013 garden!!

    And I dare to dispute– I think you are an awesome mom!


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