I’ve got a mountain of junk waiting to post in here that keeps growing. So I have been dumping it in this post for the last day or so when I come across it. I’ve been on “Spring Clean Up” mode lately with a pending move (hopefully) coming up. After church today the children and I did a lot of house cleaning and organizing. I have the familiar pile of laundry awaiting my tender loving care, but the house is sparkling and smells like cherries and vanilla (jar candles). I did a deep clean in the kitchen today and got rid of our drip coffee maker (we no longer use it) and freed up some counter space. I cleaned out the fridge and stocked it with groceries, too.
We had Greek Lentil and Orzo Salad for dinner tonight. Yumm. I’m working on this week’s menu tonight after I get the bills paid and the checkbook done. Maybe I’ll have time to post a few recipes and my week’s menu on my food blog? Yesterday the kids played in the pool with buddies and baked cookies for our “bread” unit. WHAT?! Cookies aren’t bread? Well… they are made with wheat flour, right?! Good enough for me. They share enough ingredients to be related in my book.
PRAYER FOR A HOMESICK TEXAN
Tuesday my husband is taking a test to see if he can get a particular job he wants in Texas. This is a big deal for our family. REAL BIG. As BIG as the Lone Star State itself. So if you don’t mind whispering a prayer for him to PASS THE TEST and GET THE JOB, I would sooooooooooooooooooooooo appreciate it.
So without further ado, here below is the junk pile:
EVILUTION (oops, did I misspell that?! My bad.)
I found the funniest ‘Evolution of Man’ graphics (can’t post some due to the “nakedness” of the dudes in the photo… but if you wanted to click over and see them – go right ahead: 1, 2, 3).
I have a ton of reviews in the works in different stages of books and products …included in those are: “God’s Ultimate Passion.” (book), DaysAgo gadget, “60 Ways to Make Fast Cash” and “119 Ideas to Save You Money Now” (e-books), 2 CDs on baby health, and “Queen of the Castle” (book).
MANDATORY MILITARY SERVICE FOR BOTH SEXES FROM 18-42 (Got Communism?)
I’ve been saving some snide remarks about H.R. 393, but it seemed like forever ago that I was tipped off to this bill. Does anyone know what happened to this bill?
I have a plethora of inspirational stories (the kind that you get emailed whether you need inspiring or not). The ones I have saved are a few of my traveling favorites. I seem to get a copy of them once every year or two. I thought I would link them in here so you could check them out in your spare time (rather than spamming them) – so please resist the urge to forward them to every soul in your email box. Trust me – most of us get so many emails that it should be illegal to spam… or is it?
Here’s the list of great inspirational stories you shouldn’t miss:
- NAIL IN THE FENCE (a favorite of mine)
- And YOU thought YOU had problems… (must see video)
- The Coal Basket Bible (really good one, too)
- Refiner and purifier of silver (probably my favorite of this group)
- LIFE IS THE COFFEE
- Each Day A Life (poem)
- Bumper Snickers (get ready to laugh – some of them are really funny)
I have a few widgets to share with you. One is a neat little link to boast about how many states you have been to in the US. I’ve already blogged about my U.S. travels, so I will spare you the color graphic. If you want to play along… by all means GO! The other widget-ish item is from fellow blogger LJC. She posted a very cool looking tool from Google that I need to check out further. It lists your “current”s… such as current book, current thoughts, current favorite thing, etc.
- Link to children’s book and children’s book author podcasts
- Link to interesting article on praising children
- I have an article I would love to share with you about “KONOS Wrap-Ups and Kick-Offs”, but I can’t seem to get in touch with the original author… (we’ll see how long that takes…
- Want to see some KONOS in action? Check here for the online co-op teaser.
- DON’T MESS WITH MOM (not necessarily for homeschoolers)
I know I’ve been neglecting it lately, but my foodie blog is close to my heart. I made an excellent cookie recipe with the kids yesterday from one of their library books that tasted BETTER than Snickerdoodles (hubby’s favorite cookie) with half or less of the FAT. I am going to post that recipe soon along with a pile of others that are creeping up the side of my desk. I also have the following health advice tips on the way: The ‘Buzz’ on Caffeine, The Endless List of WD-40 Uses, Why Bananas are So Good for You, and TOXIC Sweeteners. If I ever get around to reviewing it, I’ll also have an Oatmeal Cake and Frosting recipe up eventually. We are studying Bread, Grain and Yeast – so I’m sure to be adding to my “TO-BLOG” pile for that blog as well. Anyone have a NEW free digital camera with removable lenses they want to donate for the project? Didn’t think so.
Now I’m going to delete all those “To Blog” items. There’s another check-mark on the list for today. I’ll check in tomorrow after our first day of week 2 in our ‘Bread, Grain & Yeast Unit’. We are probably going to REALLY BAKE BREAD tomorrow. I need to run and get some yeast at the store in the morning. We’ll see how that goes. It will be a first for me (without the bread machine). I was barely able to boil water when I got married and now I’m a really good cook (it has taken nearly 15 years, so please – if you have children – TEACH THEM TO COOK)… but baking bread has never been something I have tried. Maybe I should request prayers for that too? We’ll see.
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