One tired puppy

Not the dog, me. What a day. I have been running around like a madwoman trying to get everything done so I am ready (especially work-wise) to leave on Saturday morning. Ugh. I got on the treadmill for 21 minutes today and that was good, but now I am very very tired. And I have to wait up for awhile because I didn't start the laundry soon enough!

I erased many of the things on my to-do list on my nifty white-board behind me. But then I wrote some more things. These are more things like remember to pack CDs for the 9 hour flights, color my hair so I don't look like an old auntie with all my grays showing etc. I do have things in suitcases.

We have business meetings all afternoon tomorrow and all day Friday. I hope I stay awake!


When Meaghan Prays

Meaghan is a funny little monkey. For some reason, she feels like she has to compartmentalize her bed-time prayers. Her first prayer is when she thanks God for the things she liked about the day, and then she prays for things. Her list right now includes keeping Uncle Tony safe (he's in Iraq,) making Carolyn feel better after her Dad died (in the spring,) making Ana and Mark (kids at her school) feel better after their grandma died (in February,) that Emiliano would be born safely (he was, just a little while ago! I just went up to tell her and her face lit up with delight) and that K (Kelly Wills) would "get some more money so she can come back to Spain."

The other day I wondered if I should tell her that she can probably stop praying about some of the things, but I thought better of it. Maybe she has a heart for intercession. I think she should pray what she feels for as long as she wants.
The second prayer goes like this: "Dear Jesus, please give me sweet dreams. Thank you for watching over me. Thank you that you are living in my heart. Thank you for dying on the cross for me."

Yesterday Meg and Nic watched Veggie Tales'
A Snoodle's Tale. Afterward Meg said to me "It doesn't matter what other people think about us, it just matters what God thinks." From the mouths of babes!


Random Monday Ramblings

Hmmm, does this look salmon to you? I was going for salmon in honor of my sushi but I have to say I find the font color selection here a little limiting! Yes, it's Monday night, Troy is at community group in the city and I made myself sushi. Yummy.

Where did this day go? It started out with domestic bliss and fresh from the oven bran muffins. Mind you, not because I need them, but they taste oh-so-good as hot as you can stand them with butter dripping off them. Yummy.

After that I did all my Monday essential errands like going to the bank to deposit money, a quick stop at the (get this) .60 euro cent store (OK, I admit that one was not quite crucial, but fun! And I am pleased with my new combo white-board/bulletin board so I can further the illusion that I am very very organized.

Spent much of the day behind the computer trying to get things done work-wise before I leave for Saturday. I was even on the verge of getting on the treadmill when my hubby came in and asked me to help him with something...so I never made it on. Instead went straight to the shower, then to pick up kids from school, then home again to finish helping hubby with the said thing while making a huge pot of soup since we discovered we were going to have to cover the main meal for community group tonight.

My very responsible 8-year old was tucked in bed by 7:30 while I sat at the table eating sushi while my slow-poke son took forever to finish the yogurt and muffin. I still haven't tidied the kitchen after the whirlwind of soup, dinner for 2 kids and sushi. The first round of school clothes that have to be washed are in the washer.

The boy who asks 10,000 questions is finally tucked in bed with a couple of sticks, a wooden hammer, and a Chinese take-out plastic container of dice, marbles and who knows what else (I'm sure there are more items lurking under the blankies but I dare not look.)

In 22 minutes I am expecting my friend Jacqui to call me from Holland. We are reading Captivating "together" and we are supposed to talk about the first chapter tonight. So I guess I better go and make sure I have actually finished reading that much!