Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You.
Psalm 63:3

Monday, September 13, 2010

There are no words

* We have been dealing with plagues, more words, no need for details, don't even ask. Any moment now, there may be boils on my babes or frogs falling from the clouds. Really, what in heaven's name? Lord, you have my attention. Suffice it to say, killing things and cleaning up the mess is very time-consuming.

* Tuesday, we weathered a power outage in the Valley...not threatening and there was that cool after-storm light. And a cool after-storm mud fight.  Later inside the house, Sweet Man hung a sheet and helped the kids entertain us with shadow puppets, dancing & singing.

* Bug is learning about Asian history. We've read about Genghis and grandson, Kublai. Building a Mongolian yurt was interesting...and Bug didn't think the Khan dynasty had the right idea, so he went in a different direction. Hey, as long as got the concept rattling in his head.

* We made it to PE Park club, a homeschooling co-op. It was a fun kickball session. On the schedule for the rest of the year are golf, hiking, and lots of other activities.

* And just to balance all that homeschooling goodness out, we've watched lots of Boomerang {old school cartoons.} We usually keep a tight rein on Bug's screen time, but for some reason, let him watch endless hours of it.

* I've been eating candy corn mix as a meal replacement...great idea. But soup's on.:: minestrone, Friday and chicken noodle, Saturday. It's fall, my friends. And 16 pints of applesauce {from Opa & Anne's trees} are canned...the house smelled heavenly and now I can hear the jars popping happily in the other room.

* Exercise, not so much. I did make it to Zumba yesterday...kicked my b-u-t-t.

* Met the pastor's family staying in our house. Fantastic people. We called and stopped by just to pick up some things. But the last thing I want them to think is that we'll be lurking.  Their girl and ours became fast friends...and SM and I talked their faces off...we he we can do that sometimes.  

* Both babes are riding two wheelers....whaaaaaat? {Sidenote:: There seems to be an inherent pattern in the development of our kids. Bug is a dip a toe in kind of kid, like his mother. Bean never stops to consider what if I can't do this? Now, in swimming, bike riding, and eating pancakes, Bean has surged ahead. Sweet Man and I think that Bug stands in her wake and begins to consider if she can do it, then maybe he should try. Funny, that sibling chemistry.} Now they both can't enough of my dad's house, we have the perfect place to practice.  

* My dad lives in a great neighborhood...a cul de sac with 3 other families with kids. The kids, parents, and dogs migrate outside to draw elaborate chalk towns and ride wheeled thingies. That just doesn't happen at our normal house. Hanging in the 'hood is really fun.

* Last night, we went to church and then friends came over and hung out around the fire. Coconut marshmallows are still fabulous. Kids still fight over the Wii. We had good conversation, a bottle of wine, and a lovely Saturday night.

I've been busy enough this week that I haven't thought much about blogging until I begin to fall asleep. In those moments I compose these clever, entertaining, coherent posts. When I wake up...poof...they're gone. So you get this...a post mostly about food. 


Justina said...

"candy corn mix as a meal replacement". LOVE IT :) That just made my day and put a big smile on it!

Bekah said...

Yes, I have missed your postings, lady!! Good to hear of your fun family times. :)