200,000-249,999 SparkPoints 225,353

Sunday, 11/4 Getting ready for the week

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Hi all,

It is busy around here all weekend, one day after another. I have a somewhat more quiet week coming except for a lot to do for my class. We have an exam on Wednesday and I have to select and upload the article for my final presentation. As much as I have enjoyed my classes, I am ready for a break to deal with my health and my family a bit more.

I tried to get the freezer and pantry stocked for the week--but Tuesday is our anniversary and I am not quite sure what that will bring. It is a special anniversary and after 25 years, we should have some time to ourselves. that can't happen if I don't get things done for my class by tomorrow night. I might stay at work for a while to study in peace before I go work out. There is just so much to do...

I fixed scalloped potatoes with both leftover ham in one pan and leftover pork shoulder in another. I think they ate up every bite, which always makes me happy. It was a good way to use leftovers and to have a good dinner tonight. While I workewd on dinner and the lovely job of peeling potatoes, Marissa cleaned up the family room, Micah and hios dad cleaned up the dining room, Miles cleaned up both the hallway and started on his long overdue room project. That was a nice win for me--no battles were had to get some household jobs finished.

Today is ALL Saints Day in our church and we recognized all of the church family who passed away the past year. Nest week is Stewardship Sunday and the last day we will have our interim pastor because she has accepted a position in her home town at her home church as associate pastor so she can finish work on her divinity degree to become a full-time pastor. They are working hard to find people to cover our services until Pastor Mariah begins in February. It is a long wait, but it is important to be patient now that we have found the right person through the national search that our committee completed. It was a nice piece that she was chosen unanimously by the congregation, I hope that she understood how special that was.

I start tomorrow with a meeting about the parent night that the principal wants to keep in two weeks. I sure wish I knew how she hoped we might be ready for that. The rest of my week is fairly quiet with only one doctor appointment--before school on Friday to check on the health of my left eye. It is my job to keep up with all of these eye drops. We are down to the same time frame for the drops in each eye which is good.

Have a good week and I'll think of you off and on while I study, research and prepare for whatever comes out of the meeting tomorrow at school.

Gentle hugs,
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    I hope you have a happy anniversary and can find some more time for yourself soon. It's nice to see the kids chipping in to help so much. I love scalloped potatoes!
    1898 days ago
    You seem to have a beautiful, positive attitude. I'll be praying for you all during the week. Sincerely, Julia
    P.S. - Thanks for finding a co-leader! emoticon
    1900 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Hi Sylvia, I hope you can get everything done to your satisfaction and can get Tuesday to celebrate your anniversary! That is wonderful everyone was pitching in to clean the house.
    Did you use a lower fat Spark recipe for the scalloped potatoes? That is usually such a high carb, high fat dish. Spark Recipes has done really great things making over favorite comfort foods into healthier versions. My Mom always makes scalloped potatoes for my brother-in-law as its his favorite.
    Good luck with the meeting about parent night, that is outrageous your small group got saddled with it :((
    I hope your eye is doing good and that your week goes smoothly!
    {{{gentle hugs}}}
    1900 days ago
    Hope your meeting goes well tomorrow for the parent night. Sorry you got stuck with it.
    1901 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.