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Friday, May 11, 2012

Five Question Friday

1. What advice would you give a couple getting married? 
Don' t underestimate the power of generosity.  Put yourself and your agenda on the back burner and think of each other first.  When you are irritated or angry give that much more.  God will give you the grace and He will bless your generosity!
2. If you could tell your 16 year old self ONE thing, what would it be?
Dont' take the Triginometry class!  You don't need it and you are just trying to keep up with your friends out of vanity. It won't end well!!(Also, get rid of those  pink and white pinstripe skinny jeans. Seriously)
3. What do you do to keep cool in the summer? (AC, windows, fans, swimming, etc.)
AC, swimming pool, and enormous quantities of iced tea.
4. What did you (or your wife) crave most while pregnant?
Ice.  For instance snowballs: the shaved ice with flavors that are sold at stands all over Maryland. Also crushed ice in 7-Up or ginger ale.  One pregnancy I had an urge to eat snow. Odd.
5. Who is your favorite TV mom? Why? 

I guess I don't watch enough TV because I just can't think of one!  

Thanks to Five Crooked Halos  for hosting this easy way for me to start blogging again!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

A May Daybook


Outside my window...the sound of the boys on the tennis courts

I am thinking... about our summer plans 

I am hoping... we will visit the East Coast with the kids this summer

I am thankful...for my daughters's softball team: thanks girls for welcoming the "new kid"!

In the kitchen...Linguine with bread crumbs and swiss chard

I am pants and a Yankees t-shirt

I am creating...crocheted potholders and dish cloths

I am going...
to the pool with the kids this weekend 

I am wondering...
when the day lilies I ordered online will arrive

I am reading...The Normal Christian Worker by Watchman Nee

I am looking forward to...the end of the school year: May 25th!

I am learning... little by little how to be a better teacher

I am praying for... my older daughter as she finishes Finals Week

A favorite quote for today... Unbeing dead isn't being alive.― e. e. Cummings

One of my favorite things... my vegetable garden.

A few plans for the rest of the week...Activities Banquet, plant the eggplant, Mother's Day

A Peek inside my gardenias are in bloom. 

Thank you Peggy for