Role Reversal

Troy and I have a standing joke in our house. Because he helps me around the house so much, I call him P31 (Proverbs 31) and he calls me a man of God. I can't actually remember how the man of God thing got started. Troy? Anyway, I think I freaked him out a little today because I actually acted like a woman of Proverbs. :)

Here is what I got done today:
  • Got up, gave the kids breakfast (Meg had her first sleep-over with her friend Elisa last night.)
  • Did the bulletin, order of service, announcements and printed out worship music for tomorrow's service.
  • Mixed a batch of refrigerator bran muffins (I really don't like to baking because I'm not thrilled about having to measure things.)
  • Went to the grocery store to pick up some ingredients for dinner and Sunday lunch, as well as hospitality supplies for church.
  • Made 2 loaves of banana carrot bread. (again with the baking)
  • Made a big pot of veggie spaghetti sauce for Sunday lunch. (To fool picky children, I throw zucchini, carrot, onion and garlic in the blender with water, then grind it up fine, drain it and saute in olive oil.)
  • Walked the dog
  • Put away all my scrapbooking stuff that was all over the table.
  • Made home-made pizza for dinner with Kelly & April. (I have a great pizza dough recipe for my bread-maker. And I'm on a huge BBQ pizza kick: BBQ sauce, bacon, onion and garlic.)
  • Washed the dog's kennel bedding.
  • Set the table for tomorrow's lunch so when we get home from church with our company all we have to do is throw the salad together, boil the pasta and heat up the sauce.
  • Prepared my Godly Play lesson for tomorrow. I loved this: "Jesus came back across the Jordan River and began to do his work. His work was to come close to people, especially the people no one else wanted to come close to.....When Jesus came close to people, they changed. They could see things they could never see before. They could do things they could never do before. They became well. Jesus also told parables. Finally, he knew that he had to become a parable, so he turned toward Jerusalem for the last time."
Whew! No wonder I'm tired. And I didn't get a nap!

I read some more of Searching For God Knows What. I am really enjoying it. I need to buy my own copy of a lot of these books; I know I am going to want to read them again.

Have a peaceful and restful Sabbath.



I know, I said I was done LAST Friday, and I really did leave it alone. For a week.

But, taking a break from it actually worked because I figured out a few things I was doing wrong. I really really wanted sidebars on both sides, so I finally figured it out. My next tackle (after resting my brain) will be to get the "continue reading post" thingy. But I can wait on that.

I also have to redo my list of links because I didn't save them like a dork, but that's easily done.

And that is all the mental energy I have for today!



Well, it's been a productive day. I enjoyed having breakfast with my new friend Gretchen this morning and getting to know her a bit. It feels really nice to know another mom in our neighborhood. Then I went to Carrefour and did a mammoth grocery shop. I was smarter this time, had done up my menus and made a good list. And there is nothing like filling my cart to overflowing, then checking out and walking away with nothing! :) Home delivery is only 5 euro, so well worth my time. Then I got on the bus and went to lunch! And it was SUSHI! Really, could a day be better?

Anyway, after picking up kids from school I got my stuff in order for tonight, then we put all the groceries away when they came. Now the kids are eating dinner and the house is back in order. Just need to collect school uniforms for washing.

Tomorrow Meaghan has her class assembly, so that should be a kick. She's a giraffe (which made me smirk, but unfortunately also drew snarky comments from that classmate that gets under her skin.) Ah well, good chance to teach her about the ironies of life!

That's it for now! Have a good one!



I was going to jump on the Tackle it Tuesday bandwagon while Troy was at his Alpha group tonight, but I'm beat. I worked pretty steadily today at a few things and it plain ole wore me out. Tomorrow I have a busy day: coffee with a new friend, grocery shopping, lunch with another friend/mentoree, prep for my group and then group tomorrow night. I am going to be ready for our day off on Thursday!

I am working slowly on getting our home in better order, and it feels good. But I have a long way to go.

Anyway, it's time for me to drag myself to bed. It got cold again (it's in the 30's right now) so I had to turn the heat back up. I'm gonna put the dog in her kennel, kiss my babies, and crawl under the feather duvet.