Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; And confirm for us the work of our hands; Yes, confirm the work of our hands.
Psalm 90:17

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Kal-El at six months! It's amazing to me because I remember having both a 3 month and a six month cake to celebrate his mama's first year milestone dates; simply because I still couldn't believe she was here. Now she's the mother to this beautiful creation. Every new picture I see I want to drop what I'm doing and go play with him. Or just hold him. It goes by so fast!
Another thing going by fast is this week. Aw, heck, they all do. This week is "Sweat Week" for the youth group at our church. Every day this week the teens are meeting up at church and going off to do different works of service. The minister and youth director were kind to invite Jacie to join them, even though she's not officially in youth yet, so I thought with Philip and Jacie both out of the house for most of the day I'd get a lot done. Not yet! (lol) Monday was B's day off so after we dropped off children at church we headed out to the landfill to recycle old paint cans. That errand turned into a sightseeing drive, a great lunch, and a lovely day with my love without children arguing in the back seat. I spent yesterday putting away Shakespeare and started organizing crafts for camp next week. Oh, and I read a book. I wanted to start it and take it to camp with me but once I started I couldn't put it down. ("Girl with the Pearl Earring" by Tracy Chevalier) Today I must attend the funeral for a dear lady from church. She passed on Saturday; less than two weeks after her 100th birthday. Maybe there'll be some time this afternoon... if I don't pick up that other book I meant to take to camp!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

It's funny-- the show is over but it's still here. All over my front hallway, sorted into piles for whites, colors, bleeders to wash separately, and a really huge Dryel pile. I did take the suits to the dry cleaners. The going is slow because the washer has developed a habit of not shutting off the water after it fills so my back room becomes a river if I don't catch it!. Fortunately, the water runs right out the back door. Unfortunately, this means I can't just put a load in and walk away to do something else. I've just about got the timing down so I'll know when to check on it. The dining room still has all the VBS supplies-- they're still out because I have to figure out what I'm going to use for camp. I'm planning for 50 but I never know 'til I get there just how many kids there will be. The 'youngers' and I re-organized their room and I cleaned up the cave. I've mentioned before how I can't seem to start working on sewing projects after a big show until I've messed around with the organization. I just have to do something new to it. This time I moved around some oil painting supplies and found new drawer space for buttons. I started on some new pincushions for the shop and cut out some new smocks. I closed the opening in a bunch of stuffed fleece ornaments I started in, oh, February?! I did manage to get a small, store-bought blanket embroidered for my grandson that my daughter had brought up a couple of months ago. That just might be a record for me! There was one hiccup in the second "K" when the thread ran out; I'll just fix it by hand.
The sad part is--- even with all the cleaning and moving and sorting and putting away I've done in the cave, I still haven't found the remote control that disappeared a couple of weeks ago. There's the buzzer. Time for another load.