Monday, March 18, 2013

Happy Homemaker Monday - snowing...again.


Gooood Morning. It's day 1 of Spring break around here... and we woke up to more snow. I won't complain - though, it does toss a damper on my hopes of really Springin' things up around here. Guess I'll leave the Winter decor up for a few more days. 

We had a whirlwind weekend that included a youth conference at a local church around these parts. Refreshing! I'm so thankful for the families that watched our children so both Hubs and myself could partake in the learning workshops and key speakers :) And, I LOVE our youth leaders...some of the most fun, godly, people I know. Loved hanging out with them this weekend, too. 

The Weather:::
Snow, snow, snow....{can you hear Bing singing?!}

Right now I am:
Sitting in my over sized chair covered in a green afghan. Girls are playing and hubs is curled up on the couch - we are enjoying a relaxed morning.

about my friends... so many hurting friends right now. Life seems so transitional lately and I KNOW God has a plan, sometimes its hard to sit and wait for it.

On my reading pile:::
"I used to be so organized" by Glynnis Whitwer
"Made to Crave" by Lysa Terkeurst
"The Furious Longing of God" by Brennan Manning
*my husband was given a box of "new to us" books this weekend - hoping to snag some of his Spurgeon stuff!

On my tv::: 
Duck Dynasty & The Bible.
We decided {after our cable bill went up..again} that cable will be shut down at the end of March, after March Madness. There is SO much trash on tv today - it's horrifying. And, honestly, how convicting to look at our taxes and see how much $ is spent on television. Ouch.

Favorite Blog post this week (mine or other)::
Loving this post on "25+ Christ Centered Easter ideas." Needed some new ideas!

Something fun to share:::
We got to meet Zane Black and Propaganda this weekend at the youth conference. :) Both are great communicators of the truth of God! I love Propaganda's gift at the spoken word -
Check out Propaganda talk about the gospel here. It really is SO great.

On the menu for this week:::
I have done ZERO grocery shopping - and, though I do have a menu plan written out... we may just have a survivor week and eat what we already have in house. :)

On my to do list:::
Tidy the downstairs rooms
mop kitchen floor
clean bedrooms

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
 Working on some spring crafts and decor type things :)

Homemaking Tips:::
Switch up dishwasher detergents. I can't prove that this is a real scientific thing...but, my dishes seemed to stop looking as clean as they usually did after using my normal cleaner for months. So, I grabbed a smaller bag of another brand and now...they look cleaner, again. Wondering if my machine just needed a change - like, when I use a new shampoo?!

Looking around the house:::
The 4 year old is OBSESSED with using scissors, so, I have a billion tiny pieces of paper laying around on the floor.
1 year old in princess jammies.... she is too cute. :)
Random socks. Is this normal for other peoples homes? Just random socks laying around?!

From the camera:::
Taken at the Ignite Conference this weekend - some of our teens and leaders...and...Propaganda. :)

Wow, what a great time!

On my prayer list:::
Hurting friends, family in transition, upcoming Easter service at church - praying for many visitors and many salvations!

Bible verse, Devotional:::
Still reading through Acts and so enjoying the recount of the early church. Stephen's speech before being killed is just a HUGE reminder of the cost... that is so worth it.  (Acts 7)

" “You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you. 52 Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who announced beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whom you have now betrayed and murdered, 53 you who received the law as delivered by angels and did not keep it.”
54 Now when they heard these things they were enraged, and they ground their teeth at him. 55 But he, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. 56 And he said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.” 57 But they cried out with a loud voice and stopped their ears and rushed together[b] at him. 58 Then they cast him out of the city and stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul. 59 And as they were stoning Stephen, he called out, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60 And falling to his knees he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” And when he had said this, he fell asleep."


Heather Ortega said...

I wish I could cancel my TV service. I applaud you for making that commitment.

Judy said...

It's snowing here too, and laundry is on my to-do list too ;)

Penny said...

Yes, I heard Bing singing, "Snow ... Snow ... SNOWWWWW...." with his friends on the train. :)

Happy Spring Break to you and your family.

Carol said...

We got rid of our TV service nearly 2 years ago and don't miss it one bit! We do subscribe to Netflix's streaming service and honestly, it gives us more than enough to watch. Now my kids (ages 3, 7, and 10) go to other people's houses and are annoyed b/c of all the commercials! You will NOT regret the decision :-)

Lisa Jones said...

Hello! I found you over at Diary of a Stay At Home Mom. My husband and I don't have cable either and we have survived without it, mostly through the use of Netflix.

Sandra said...

We'll be cancelling our dish soon too. It's ridiculous how much money a person pays on it and only watches about 2 channels, if that.

Sorry you're still in the middle of all that snow, wish I could send my Spring over to you :)

Tori Peterson said...

We often think of cancelling our cable. They have raised the prices yet again so it's going to be another discussion. We have cancelled it before, but we keep getting dragged back in when they offer promotions. It really is a waste though. Most shows and movies you can get on DVD or watch online if need be.
We have also been dealing with cold. I can't wait for some warmth!