Monday, November 01, 2010
I just did almost 30 minutes of (heavy) housework. Now that is behind me, and I also burned calories....double good!
My grandsons were out of school today, and while the younger went to a babysitter's, I watched the older one at his house (so he can play w/friends and/or the Wii). Then my DH (after mowing for hopefully the last time this year) picked up the younger grandson and us, and we went out for lunch. After that, we swung back by their house, picked up their mini-pincer and drove to a dog park. It's a huge place, with separate fenced areas for dogs over/under 30 pounds. All of us had a good time. It was nice to watch the dog (and younger grandson) run all over the place and play with other dogs.
I'm home alone with my dog while DH is watching the two boys at their house. Soon, I'll change places w/DH and he will start our dinner/supper. I'm so glad he wants to continue cooking during the week....I'm in charge on the weekends.
It's a busy week ahead of us, with helping at school (after voting tomorrow morning!) and at the animal shelter, plus a couple of appointments, etc. But I only have to sweep/mop the hard floors now, and plan to do that tomorrow afternoon.
Y'all have a God-blessed week.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
"This is the day the Lord has made; I WILL rejoice and be glad in it."
Our preacher sent an email this week, stating that his sermon was going to be on "Taking Off The Mask" so I wore the t-shirt I got at last year's Extraordinary Women's conference. The front message is "FREE to be real" - that was the theme last year. The sermon and my shirt went together beautifully.
The scriptural basis for the sermon was Psalm 139 - and those of you who are familiar with it might love that passage as much as I do. We are "fearfully and wonderfully made." The preacher's points were along the lines of:
The REAL God knows me, vs. 1-6
The REAL God is with me, vs 7-12
The REAL God's creative expression is me, vs. 13-16
The REAL God inspires awe, vs 17-19
The REAL God allows for honesty, vs 19-22
The REALGod wants the real you (me) to respond (to Him), vs 23, 23
It was a REALly good sermon.
It's after dinner (Sun dinner is always 'lunchtime'), and the dog has had her monthly bath. Now is my 'down' time - I plan to read the paper and take a nap.
Have a Sparkin-good week, y'all
Sunday, October 24, 2010
As promised, here's my report on the baseball tournament......
The team Josh's team played lost a game yesterday, won their first game today, and went on to defeat Josh's team, 7 - 6. BUT, the score is misleading - it really wasn't that close a game. sigh. Josh's team got 4 runs in the top of the 1st, but sort of fell apart after that. They didn't even play well - I mean, they made numerous errors today, and stranded several players on base.
Still, it was fun cheering them on, and while that team is finished for the tournament, I had a good time watching the boys play this fall.
Have a good night's rest, and let's start a new day in the morning.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
I was feeling somewhat virtuous until I tracked my lunch on SP. sigh. Oh well, this evening is a new start. My good feeling came from the fact that I declined to take a 3rd piece of Italian bread and butter-substitute for lunch. Ok, so maybe I shouldn't have had any of it; but I did get 2 servings of veggies, too.
We'll be leaving in awhile for Josh's ballgame. I'll let you know the outcome later. I have my fingers, toes, and intestines crossed that his team will win and thus go on to the next level of play. (It's a tournament)
We had a good time w/the boys last night, and my dau and her hubby enjoyed their dinner out. I'm so glad we live nearby and can help out w/the boys. Just wish our other grandkids lived as close. "If wishes were horses, beggers would ride." Hahaha!
Have a great afternoon, y'all.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
I can tell the antibiotics are beginning to work - but I always take a long time to get fully over a sinus infection. But it's PROGRESS! I try to celebrate progress, no matter what it's in.
Today our grandson (almost 11) started in the baseball tournament. The first game was called after 2+ hr play so someone else could get a game in. They played to a 3-3 tie; but our boys were robbed. The ump called one of them out at the plate, when everyone (including the other team) could plainly see that he was safe. Oh well, that's what he's paid to do.
After other teams had played, Josh's team played someone else, and that time they won 4-2. Now, in this 'league', they divided the boys into "A" teams and "B" teams - the "A" teams were a yr or so older, and supposedly better. Josh played on a "B" team that clearly should have been an "A" team - they handily won ALL their games, massacuring the other teams for the most part. (It's not just grandma pride speaking). Anyway, today they played 2 "A" teams and held their own. I don't know yet how the tie will be handled, but think it'll depend on how tomorrow games go. Josh doesn't play until 3 p.m., so no body had to miss church. They play another "A" team, which lost today 2-0, so I'm excited to see how things go tomorrow.
Sorry - I ramble on and on, in case you never noticed.
We watched both boys tonight so their parents could go out to dinner, and we took the boys out, too. Learned that the (fairly) new restaurant won't see us again.....the food was mediocure at best. Oh well, you can't hit a bulls-eye every time.
I'm knitting/crocheting scarves for Special Olympics again this year. And am also knitting a scarf to go w/a hat and gloves that someone else made. Those will go to one of the local elementary schools. And I've promised myself that I WILL start my first ever pair of socks/sox by 1 November. I so enjoy knitting/crocheting each week w/a bunch of other interested ladies.
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