Saturday, January 17, 2009

8 Quick Takes

- We've had The kids have had an exciting weekend so far: birthday party sleepovers for both John Mark and Becca (not at the same place!) and a sleepover at our house with Ben's best bud, Zach. We have to keep a minimum number of kids around here, or we just don't know what to do with ourselves.
-John and I went to see Valkyrie last weekend and liked it. It helped John momentarily forget the 6 broken (and discontinued!) kitchen tiles in the middle of our floor. Ironically, every floor in our house except the kitchen floor was on our home upgrade list, but now... it's numero uno. Sigh.
-Cold, cold, cold!! I think the worst of it is over for now, but wow! Time for the down comforter. We brought our free-roamin' beagle-ish dog, Copper, into the garage the past few nights, and last night, she brought home a buddy: -This would be the adorable chocolate lab that showed up on our doorstep yesterday and seems inclined to stay. We've called the vets, took him in to be scanned for a microchip, put up flyers, and when the Animal Shelter and the newspaper office open again on Monday, we will continue the search for his owner. In the meantime, we are all enjoying his visit because he's such a sweetheart. But I must talk to Copper about not bringing boys home.
-I probably won't be doing a lot of posting for the next few weeks (are you surprised?) because I'm really stressed out about some upcoming projects, and when I'm stressed, I just don't feel like blogging. I'd much rather lay awake at 4:00 in the morning and worry myself to death.
-On the bright side, co-op has begun again, and I am only teaching two classes this semester! I taught government last semester, and one of the other moms is teaching economics this semester. My high school class is always the most time-consuming in prep work, so I am really enjoying this break. Gives me lots of extra time to worry about stuff.
-But we start a new Beth Moore Bible study this week (yea!)
-And I have new curtains, pretty new curtain hardware, and *two* pretty new recliners on order (thank you, Mom and Dad!) John's parents bought us the chairs for Christmas, and I spent my consignment money from last fall on the curtains, which aren't up yet. But they will be. I have faith.

So that's my life in a nutshell. Y'all stay warm!


E.T.'s Mom said...

You're so good at blogging three weeks worth of updates in one post. The way I see it, if you're going to be awake at 4:00 am, you might as well be blogging. It beats worrying. Or you could blog about your worrying. We'd read it, we would.

Nancy said...

Now that is a sweet looking dog.