We are finishing a full week of school. (five days. Even though the first one didn't count. It was a half day and they played outside all day. Even though we are a junior in high school. Not that the Junior in question was complaining. He'd rather play outside all day and get credit for it.) For some reason, I thought my life would magically get back into a routine once school started. Since my children are old and have been going to school for a long time, you'd think I would have remembered that it's not that easy. I'm remembering now that it's not that easy. I'll give myself a 60 for organization. (Luckily it's the beginning of the school year and I'll have time to bring that grade up!) However, I can honestly give myself a 100 for High Hopes. That and 6.99 can buy me a copy of Jesus Calling by Sarah Young.
Have you ever opened a kitchen cabinet and vowed that you would never ever let that child put dishes away again? And then stopped to wonder if that wasn't his intent all along?
Josh stopped and counted the number of plants he currently has and came up with 120. Fortunately, the two tomato plants will die back and he'll be down to 118 by the time it's time to bring them in for the winter. 118! Did I mention that we will be wintering elsewhere this year because there will be no room in the house for us? No, not really. He's working on finding good homes for some of them and some will spend the winter at his mom's house. Because there's nothing that makes her happier than having a shower full of tropical plants.
Travis has some interesting thoughts on the greatest singers of all time here. And this chicken recipe looks very tasty.
The Newsboys were here last night, performing at the christian concert night at the fair. I hear they were awesome.
(See, I told you these were random thoughts...)
I have an abundance of new books that I should be reading. I bought Kelly Minter's No Other Gods book recently along with Elizabeth George's Following God with All Your Heart, a George Muller biography, Donna Partow's Becoming the Woman God Wants Me to Be , A bible study on Feasts, Marvin Rosenthal's The Feasts of the Lord, Dr. Henrietta Mears What the Bible is all about and Ed Young's 10 Commandments of Marriage (which is a great buy at 5.00!).
And, last random thought, I am working late today and I probably should be tackling a dozen other tasks rather than blogging. So, I am off to do laundry, iron a few things, clean the kitchen, feed some birds and read!
Enjoy your day!