Monday, April 02, 2012

Monday's Musings

What I'm thinking: How very grateful I am for my two incredible team mates that make my Crew life so complete. Thank you, Debra, and Marcy, for being who you are. Jesus lives in you both.

What I'm reading: I am reading a really neat novel. I love World War II novels and there is a lot of rich history interwoven in this one. It is called The Swiss Courier: A Novel and I am enjoying it quite a bit. What are you reading? Share in the comments!

What I'm listening to: I have been listening to some of Shinedown's music. It is an interesting group. Some of the music is completely inappropriate and we don't listen to that, but some of the music, and the lead singer's voice, is really good. www.Mog.com is our online listening place. For $25 for six months, we can listen to anything. We have a wide variety of musical preferences here and it makes for a good investment! :)

What we're learning: Today, we learned what teeth look like after years of braces. This is the beautiful glorious result of years of work and a really wonderful dentist. I am so proud of my girl for doing what needed to be done. Her smile here is genuine and beautiful. :) God is so good!

What I'm watching: We have been watching Grimm. It is a little gruesome at times, but the fact that is it loosely based on Grimm's fairy tales makes it fun. I really like fantasy fiction and they do a pretty decent job on this show. :)

What's cooking: I have been making some pretty good turkey burgers. I don't know that I could believe that I would ever put "good" and "turkey burgers" in the same sentence, but I have been managing it! We mix a few founds of turkey with 2 T of Bragg's Liquid Aminos, a 1/4 cup of onion flakes, and a good dousing of garlic powder. Mix well, bake at 400 for 30 minutes or so, and eat! They are quite delicious. Who knew?

What I'm buying: A Kindle Touch. Probably tonight. It is for the kiddos schooling to use with our new resources from Heritage History. There are some really neat things at this site, folks. Check it out.

What I'm thankful for: The people that the Lord brings into my life, both in person, and those I have yet to meet face to face. God is so faithful to bring us those who He knows we need. I am very very grateful!! I am also thankful my "baby" girl's haircut turnout so darn cute! I just adore this little one. :)

What I'm creating: I am hosting our very last art history co-op on Wednesday and I spent literally all day Saturday preparing for the day by creating my last official art history presentation. I will share it here after I have done it in person. I am so happy with what the Lord brought about. It was He that did it, and may He be glorified.

What I'm praying: For the future that God has planned. I am so grateful for the hand of the Lord in my life. I would not walk this life without Him.

What I'm planning: Next year's history co-op. There is so much to cover in the last hundred years of history, isn't there?? I have so many wonderful resources at my fingertips. I can't wait to get there, but I don't want to rush where we are either!

What we did this last weekend: We had the company of two small elvish friends early Saturday morning so their father could spend some time educating the masses on the radio. It got me up much earlier than my normal Saturday morning, but wow, I got so much more done! It was lovely to spend some chat time with their father when he came to pick them up. We treasure these friends. God is good to bless us with them. :) I was able to spend some really lovely funny time with two dear and precious friends during the fellowship meal after church on Sunday. Laughter and conversation are indeed gifts of God. :)

What I'm looking forward to: We are going to visit my aunt and uncle in Isleton tomorrow. Can't wait! We will come back tired, but so happy to have gone. :) It will be our new dog's first foray into open space and water. Should prove interesting and fun for all!

A picture to share: For those of you that saw my mention of ladybugs on Facebook, here is the picture we took of the ladybug and her eggs. They were so tiny! Click to see it larger.

I hope you have a beautiful God-glorifying week. I am grateful you are reading!


Charlotte said...

A's teeth look great! And I LOVE E's haircut, although it makes her look older. The turkey burgers are making me hungry and I cannot wait for your art history lesson on Wednesday.

Love you, dear friend. :-)

Kate said...

Thanks, Lady Charlotte! :) A's teeth are just so lovely. It is really exciting to have that process done. Hannah's are next! :D

I just adore Em's haircut. It is too adorable on her. :)

Looking forward to seeing you!


Unknown said...

you are the sweetest thing. ever.

it's such a joy to work with you.

Kate said...


<3 !!


Unknown said...

btw . . . I read The Swiss Courier last month.

excellent book!

Bright Sky Mom said...

Great smile! I have one almost out of braces...and two more in the midst of them.
Thanks for the book recommendation!

Brandi said...

Recently finished Kisses from Katie, and I hate to admit it, but I got caught up in the Hunger Games craze. Breezed through the first 2 books in about 3 days. Waiting on reading the third because of the review due this week!!! :) Also currently reading War of Words by Paul David Tripp.

Pebblekeeper ~ Angie said...

Just stopping by from The Crew to say Welcome and I hope you've been enjoying your tour so far! Ha! I read and REALLY enjoyed the Swiss Courier as well. How refreshing to learn so much history and have a great story! Thanks for being a great leader! Oh, and I am SO glad my son got me a Kindle off of Craigslist for all of my books! Can't wait for Heritage!