On my bedside table: The G-free Diet by Elisabeth Hasselbeck
On my TV: Nothing now.
On the menu for tonight: We have an end of the year hockey cookout - burgers and hot dogs. Our team is bringing side dishes, I am bringing a fruit salad as our contribution.
On my to do list: laundry, organize closets
New Recipe I tried last week: Nothing (surprise!)
In the craft basket: nothing now.
Looking forward to: hockey cookout, Thursday's movie day (Madagascar 2 - I am dying to see it!)
Homemaking tip for this week: Try to use your dryer less in the summer (I know this is not really a 'tip' but it's something I try to remember to do since it's warmer outside). Set up a clothes line if you can or use a rolling rack to hang what you can.
Favorite Blog post of the week (mine or other): This one of Sandra's. It was a fun reminder of days gone by and also kind of sad to think our kids won't have the same type of summer memories that we did. But I like to think they will have their own, different yet still memorable. I don't think my summers were that different from my mom's but I think my daughter's will be a lot different than mine.
Favorite photo of the week:
We have a blow up mattress that Little Miss likes to sleep on in her play room. I put it up every now and then (when it's not a school night) so she can sleep on it - which I hope explains the mis-matched sheets! The smile conveys her happiness about sleeping there.
Lesson learned the last few days: Debra can say 'no'. Little Miss got an invitation on Sunday to swim at a friend's house and I said 'no' since it was later when the mom called (1:30-I am not the best 'spur of the moment' type of girl -I like plans) &, more importantly, Little Miss stayed up late Saturday night at our friends' house swimming and playing with the kids. She had her first tennis lesson this morning starting at 7 am so I didn't want her to be worn out.
On my prayer list: Dean Martin, the Arizona state treasurer, who lost his wife and infant son within days of each other. His wife died in child birth and the baby a few days later.
Devotional, Scripture reading, key verse:
~James 1:12 - Blessed is the man who keeps on going when times are hard.
Join Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for Happy Homemaker Monday.