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I home school my kids, highly involved in my church, love to read, drink tea, and design tags.

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Monday, August 29, 2011

Armageddon by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins


I can hardly believe some of the things that happened in this book!

If you've been reading the books and know exactly what is going on, you don't want to miss this one!  Hurry and read it!

The unexpected happens a couple of times that totally impacts the story.  It's crazy!  I can hardly believe some of what I read.  I don't want to give any of it away though!

Let me put it this way:

Some Believers die; Angels appear; Miracles happen; Manna falls from the sky; and so much more!

I would suggest this book to anyone!

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Monday, August 22, 2011

1st Day of Work

Today was a messed up day. 

I had the schedule all made out.  We started out and there was a few glitches, so I fixed them as we went.  We were just a few minutes behind, doing just fine.  Then BAM!

My Father-in-law calls.  He thinks he's split his incision too much and bleeding too much.  So he has to have my hubby go over there and fix it.  So the kids had to stop schoolwork and pack a lunch and get things packed to take over there.  We only have 1 car, so they would have to stay there while I was at work.

I can't even imagine how long their day was. 

Nothing was wrong with my Father-in-Law by the way.

So instead of finishing their work while I was gone, schoolwork and housework, they were playing at their grandpa's house.  It's a good thing that I only scheduled 4 days of school this week.  *giggle*

Tomorrow should be more of a normal day I'm hoping.  Hubby and the kids will stay home and do their work.  Even he agreed that needed to be done. 

My day was easy.  I filed, I sorted, I reorganized files and I copied.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

New Schedules

Disclaimer: The first 9 paragraphs also appear on my blog Teaching the Christian Way at Home.  I have added more to this blog post.

So many things are happening so quickly.  So our first week back to school was very messed up.  I should have waited to start this coming week. 

On Monday, things went pretty good considering that I had been so busy with things that I hadn't had time to get everything ready.  But I really wanted to get started, so I did.  Little did I know that I would get a phone call that afternoon from someone at the state office offering me a temporary job as an assistant.  They wanted to do the interview right away, so it was scheduled for the next afternoon. 

On top of all of that, my Father-in-Law was also having surgery to remove an aneurysm that was located in his neck.  It had caused a stroke already and was only only about 9% of a blood flow.  That surgery was scheduled for Thursday, but he had many appointments before then and my husband was helping him.  Our week was pretty much booked up with doctor appointments, surgeries and recoveries.

Tuesday dawned and I was busy most of the day and then went to my job interview.  I was given the job.  It's only for 3 months and I have no idea what I will be doing except handling paperwork and filing.  I am not really looking forward to this, but I have to do it.  She wanted me to start the next day, but I told her about the surgery and she agreed to wait and have me come in on Monday. 

Needless to say, there was no school done on Tuesday.

Wednesday was pretty much my last day to be horrifically lazy all day for a long time, so I took advantage of it and we didn't do anything but prepare for the surgery the next day.  No school was done.

Thursday dawned and we were already on our way to the hospital.  We were out of our house at about 6am so it was still dark when we left.  We were at the hospital for probably 10 hours and there was no school done on this day.

On Friday we knew that we were heading into the hospital at some point but we didn't know when.  I wanted to get a lot of the housework done before I start work tomorrow.  I did get a lot accomplished and that was nice.  But we didn't do any schoolwork.

We will just finish last week's schoolwork this week and not worry about it.  That's the beauty of homeschooling!

So today I have been busy getting my to do list all done so I have less to worry about during the week.  I have all of my clothes picked out for each day.  I have been preparing the house because I will have less time to clean it.  I've prepared the school week.  I have also created a schedule for myself and the kids to keep.  We have never been able to stick to a schedule....or should I say I have never been able to stick to a schedule.  This will be quite a challenge for me.  I could certainly use prayers for motivation and to help me keep my schedule.

I will be working Monday through Friday starting at 12pm and ending at 4pm.  I'm looking at a 40-50 minute drive each way, maybe more on the way home depending upon traffic that late.

If you're looking for an online calendar to use for you and your family, check out the calendars at Famundo.  There were so many options to create the calendar for my needs and to customize it the way that I like.  What I especially liked about it was that I could use a different color for each person in the family.  It makes it so much easier to do that.

It is 8:27pm now and I want to watch some Big Brother before I head to bed.  I've got to get up at 6am tomorrow.  I'm growing from Christian Homeschooling Wife and Mom to Christian Homeschooling Working Wife and Mom.  Wow....what a mouthful.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Writer's Block Overcomes Imagination

Ok so I'm failing so far.  I just have too much to do.  I don't even want to talk about dishes, so let's not go there.

Today my kids picked up a little game called Jr. Pictionary.  My sister and I used to have it and play it.  They have been playing it all night.  Along w/2 other games.  Some mystery game and a Disney Princess Jewelry game.  Bubba looks cute too by the way with his pretty princess jewelry on. 

I have been successful in getting my Living Room picked up and organized.  It doubles as our school room.  I still need to hang my posters and finish a few things, but it's almost done!

Have you ever tried POM?  That pomegranate juice? It's super good!  I am just trying it for the first time and nummy!

This is a pretty random blog post tonight.  I feel like blogging but I really can't think of a good subject. 

So instead of boring you all, I will go ahead and stop now. 

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Remnant by Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins Book Review

Talk about action packed!  Missiles, fighter jets, sneaking around, darkness, burning sun and so much more!  The Remnant is living up to the rest of the series for sure!  This is the tenth book in the series.  I only have 2 left to read! 

The imagination of these two authors is great and awes me.  I understand that they get the basic facts from the Bible.  But then to be able to see that in real life!  That is talent to me.  I just love reading their books.  It's definitely entertaining.

I only have two more books to finish for my reading challenge!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

31 Day Better Myself Challenge Day #6

Today I got all of the dishes washed but a couple of pans.  Unfortunately, I ran out of dish soap before I could finish.  I am going to be able to get soap tomorrow morning and still be able to wash dishes tomorrow. 

On top of the dishes I cleaned the whole kitchen counters and stovetop.  I also tackled the vanity where our library books for school and workboxes for school sit and the bar where the kids eat.  So things are really starting to look up in the house.  Which is nice.  I'm getting caught up on laundry too.

The DirectTV guy came out today.  Guess what he told me.  He can't find anywhere to put a dish that will get reception.  There are trees in the way.  So we can't get TV.  That is a bummer, but one less bill for me to worry about.  Maybe it's time to just invest in more movies that we like.  I don't watch much tv, but I do like it sometimes at night when I just want to relax and I'm too tired to read.

Tomorrow I'm only going to Sunday school.  The hubby has a shooting tournament to go to and he needs the car.  We only have one.  I am going to try to get my school room decorated tomorrow.  And maybe catching up on more laundry and picking up more of my clutter in the LR.

Friday, August 5, 2011

31 Day Better Myself Challenge Day 3-5 & DirectTV Rant

Day 3

I was hardly home all day long and didn't have the time or energy to do dishes.  Thankfully, there were only a few.

Day 4

I was home part of the day and busy running water and other things so I didn't do the dishes either.  Now there's a nice stack.

Day 5

Today I washed almost all of the dishes to catch up from not doing day 3 and 4.  It will be so much easier to keep up on the dishes when I don't have to go to Orting every day for a few hours to tend to the garage sale.  I think I'll just have my own here at home.

It will be a small garage sale, but oh well.  I need to get rid of some of this stuff, and I might as well try to make money while I'm at it.

Tomorrow is the last day that I will be going to the garage sale.  When I come home tomorrow afternoon, I'll be taking all of my stuff home w/me.  The DirectTV guy is coming over tomorrow to install my dish and DVR.

Speaking of DirectTV, do they even have their act together?

Can you believe this happened to me today?  So when I ordered my DirectTV I am given instructions about using a rebate and I have to use it before the installation guy comes out tomorrow.  So I try and try on the website and I can't get into my account.  After the 2nd day, I try variations in my name to see if she had spelled my name wrong.  Nothing was working.

I decided I had better call today to make sure I get it done.  The first person I talk to tells me there are 2 problems.  One was that my email address wasn't even in my file, so how can I log in with it?  Then after she heard my email addy, she asked if that's how I normally spell my last name.  My last name was spelled wrong! I knew it!  It takes her like 2 times for the computer to actually save my info.  After we got it all figured out, I was locked out of my account because I had tried to log in too many times.

She said she'd transfer me to a department that could help me unplug it.  The guy that answered the phone said he's the wrong department.  "I have no idea why she transferred you to us." he says.  So he transfers me to the right department.  Then he answers the phone.  "What?  It transferred you back to me?"  Hahaha!  He tried it 2 more times to me!  The 4th time it transferred to someone who told me that I had a wrong number.  I asked what department I had gotten and his reply was, ".....Just another one.  You have been transferred wrong and I'm sorry."  It was so weird!

So I hung up and called back.  I talked to another lady, told her the whole story and she tries to transfer me to someone.  I sit on hold forever and finally got tired of it.  I decided to just wait until later.  I did, and it worked.  But what a pain that was!

I'm not too sure I'm gonna be happy w/DirectTV.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Women of Faith Conference 2011

I am so excited!  I have been chosen to blog about the Women of Faith Conference 2011!  In return, they are giving me 2 free tickets to go to the conference!  How exciting is that?!

I know that Mandisa is there and I have heard some of her songs and I like her.

I can hardly wait!  If you are interested in going, you can check the website and see if they are coming to a town near you!  Go check out Women of Faith

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Day 2 of 31 Day Better Myself Challenge

I have washed my dishes once today!  Yay for 2 days in a row.  I am cooking dinner for the kids now and there's a chance that I will do the rest.  I have been so busy running around taking care of things that I have hardly been home to wash dishes.It's been crazy around here for me.

I forgot the rest of what was typed because I accidentally deleted my post while hubby was talking to me.  Ugh!  It wasn't anything important though.

Check back in tomorrow to find out how day 3 goes!

p.s. I have a migraine and won't be doing anymore dishes.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Day 1 of my 31 Day Better Myself Challenge

Today I washed the dishes.  Once.  I just did it, right now.  This was such a busy day!  I have been running errands, paying bills, stopping at different stores and helped tend to a garage sale at a friends house where they are letting me sell my stuff there also.

So I have washed them once and there is only one load left sitting there.  And not even a full one.  So if hubby doesn't wait too long for dinner and it's not too late after we're done eating, another load may get washed tonight.  I feel good that I got at least one load washed on day one.  :-)

The rest of my life is simply not that easy.  I am overwhelmed and stressed.  But I am hanging in there for one reason.  Mother Teresa pretty much summed it up for me,
I always know God won't give me more than I can handle but there are time I wished he didn't trust me so much.
I know He only gives me problems that He knows I am capable of going through.  But it seems like they are such heavy burdens on my shoulders.

I tell you this mostly for one reason: Please pray for me. To find peace and relaxation through every trial that I am currently going through and am going to be going through for the next few months.  Thank you!


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