Saturday, October 8, 2011

Currently Reading (sort of)...

How come it takes 31 days to get it clean and like 3.5 seconds to reduce it to chaos?
(this book seems really good, but I found out you actually have to be home for 31 days to
make it work...may try again sometime)
Read a few chapters...more anxious than ever...probably need to start over.
Swenson really has his finger on the pulse of the typical American...
but I was so busy (hmmm) when I read it that I hardly remember what it said.
Need to start over.

This book was a gift from one of my kindergarten students who graduated from
the Learning to Read program in May.  It is a wake up call for those of us who claim to be
Christian yet find ourselves so wrapped up in the comforts of home, family, and the American
dream that we fail to live out our faith in practical, New Testament terms.
It's the only book I read cover to cover...and I find myself convicted. 
I'm pretty sure the "Currently Reading" list to your right has been unedited since the beginning of  summer.  That's pretty lame, considering the summer of 2011 was going to be the summer of books for me.  Now that I no longer spend my days changing diapers, nursing hungry mouths, scrubbing out spit-up stains, and potty training ('s been over a year already???), I'm supposed to have time to kill...or so I thought.
 Instead, we filled our summer with other things, and the only substantial reading I completed was in my Bible.  I'm good with that, considering God's Word is the most important Book, but I sometimes I crave words of wisdom and encouragement from someone who is living the same crazy, hectic, hormonal life I'm living.  Someone who can help me organize my closet, understand my pre-teen, and be the amazing wife my husband deserves. 
So, I'm heading into fall with some pretty decent intentions.  Our Women of Worth group is doing Elizabeth George's A Woman After God's Own Heart Bible study, and I'm thrilled to go through that one again.  What a great book.  My online study group is tackling I John (I'm having a hard time keeping up, but I'm not giving up!), and I think I will add Cheri Fuller's Raising Motivated Kids to my fall lineup. 
Is there a favorite read you've picked up lately?  I'd love to hear about it!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Easiest Meatloaf Ever!

I may have posted this recipe earlier (not sure), and I love it!  I'm a decent cook, but I'm not crazy about using a bazillion ingredients, not to mention having a bazillion dishes to clean up afterward.  Plus, considering the limited amount of time that we are home, I need recipes that are quick and easy.  There are so many ways to make a good meatloaf, but this one eliminates lots of hassle without compromising taste.  My kids would agree.  :-)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Perspective of a 7-year-old...

"Mom, I think you should retire, stay home, get some stuff done, and make some money!" 

Sounds good. I'll take it under advisement.