This just in

Well, sort of :) All week long I have been adding to my mental list of things to post about. But time keeps slipping away and the list isn't getting any shorter, so this will be a hodge-podge!!

Meaghan turned 10 yesterday! Honestly, how is that possible? I am not sure I am ready for double digits! Moment to moment she changes from being a little girl to being such a pre-teen!

We had a tea-party, and only invited girls this year. It was a nice group. In addition to Meg and Nic, we had Meg's two best friends Sylvia and Elisa, two other girls from her class, her Indian friend Roshini who lives down the block, and Carly Ginter. I have to say that I was relieved to be past the age of silly games. They played charades and "who am I?" and "heads down, thumbs up." We had food, and tea served in my Grandma's china tea-cups (which the girls noticed and liked) and instead of treat bags I bought beads and they all started to make a necklace or bracelet and I let them take extra beads home.

I'll post photos later. I'm so glad to be done with birthdays for the year! The birthday cake was stressful this time around! Yesterday morning I noticed my electric mixer was broken (only one beater would stay in.) Since I make decorator icing a good mixer is crucial. I managed to get the icing made with only one beater, but then ALL my bags (which were 10 years old) split on me, in various stages of decorating. I was reduced to using plastic bags and had a few blow-outs of those as well. In the end I got the cake done, but it wasn't my best. Meg was happy with it though!

I only made it to the gym once this week :( but my legs are SO sore you would think I tried to run a marathon. I have no idea why! Next week is shot too since we go to Lisbon on Tuesday morning. Sigh.

The external hard drive I bought to back up our computers is lame. I cannot get it to work with my laptop. And since I bought it while my computer was still in the shop, it's past the return date. Grrrrr. You know how I am when technology doesn't work!!

The Lord has been speaking to my heart about where my time and energy should be focused. I am feeling called "back" to my home and my family after a season of really stretching my wings in our church. My pride had to wrestle with it at first, but more and more God has been confirming it. I think that is going to have to be a whole post though!

Lexi (a.k.a. Lardo) is on a diet and looking better. She goes crazy on walks trying to find extra food on the street, but I think she feels better and has more energy. She'll be boarding with our vet this next week while Troy and I are gone so we'll probably have to start all over again after she eats all the dog food in sight while she's there!

So yeah, Troy and I will be in Lisboa from Tuesday until Saturday for our annual team leader's retreat. I'm sad about it this year because several people I really look forward to connecting with will not be there for various reasons. It's always refreshing, but always bittersweet to leave the kids as well.

We have rescued another homeless au pair for a week or so. Even though our apartment isn't as big I'm glad we can still help people out when they need a short-term place to stay.

I guess that's it for now! I need to get the kids some dinner, see about dinner for Troy & I after they are in bed, and get my ducks in a row for church tomorrow.

1 comment:

relevantgirl said...

so much in your cute head, miss heather! thanks for spilling it.

i am a bit depressed this week considering the conference and us not being there.