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Lent 2009

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So this year, Bill and I have both decided to give up something for Lent. Neither of us are religious by any means, even though I was raised Catholic and he was raised Lutheran. Sometimes I wonder why I got away from going to church, etc. I really don't know and I know there are times I feel guilty for it...Anyways, for Lent Bill and I are giving up....Eating fast food!This will be tough for us as we eat out at a fast food place at least once a week, usually 2 times or more. I know it is a really bad habit so we are using this to stop that.Also I am giving up chocolate. I am going to need strength for this one! Bill is also giving up taping things off tv (his hobby). What is your family giving up?

My Darling Daughter Rebecca

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She wanted to have her picture taken (for once!). Isn't she adorable?

Cleaning and perfectionism

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Okay so I am a perfectionist...which is probably why I have a hard time getting things done right away because I want them done a certain way. Well since we have lived in our townhouse, I have decided that perfectionism and cleaning DO NOT MIX!!! I have been trying to follow FLYLADY (http://www.flylady.com/), however I don't do all of it because that would make me try to do it perfectly. I don't have the time or the energy most days to do things perfectly. You know what that is okay.


What I do do is bless my family with daily cleaning and not worrying about whether I got that last dust bunny or the tiny miniscule crumb off the floor. Now mind you I don't like messes, but if we were not in the kitchen all day I am not going to sweep and swiffer the floor in there. CLEANING THE KITCHEN IN 20 MINUTES OR LESS! I had a friend who wanted to know how I could clean my kitchen after dinner in less than 20 minutes. This is how I do it: while I am cooking I have soapy hot water in the …

RIP Grandma Ella

Today our family buried my Grandma Ella. She was 78 years old. Grandma Ella was a stubborn woman who wanted things her way and she lived a very simple life. She hated excess. While I didn't agree with a lot of things that she did or stances that she took, she was my grandmother. Grandma Ella loved children and gardening and her favorite color was purple. I am taking this blog post to remember her. I love you and miss you. May you Rest in Peace!

Menu Plan Monday

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MENU for Week of February 23- March 1Monday: chicken nuggets, carrots, strawberriesTuesday: baked pork chops (new recipe), stuffing, green beansWednesday: lemon and herb marinated chicken, steamed mixed veggies, french friesThursday: lasagna soup and grilled cheeseFriday: baked fish, mac and cheese and cornSaturday: pizzaSunday: leftovers

Menu Plan Monday

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This weeks menu:MONDAY: for Rachel: leftover chili, for Rebecca: leftover spaghettiosTUESDAY: grilled chicken, stuffing, and cornWEDNESDAY: baked fish and green beansTHURSDAY: chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheeseFRIDAY: leftoversSATURDAY: hot dogs and baked beansSUNDAY: Chicken and Dumplings in the crockpot

The Homemaker's Day Book

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OUTSIDE MY WINDOW: It is dark out now. It was a partly sunny day with no rain or snow! It made me hope Spring is around the corner.

I AM THINKING: about my husband who is at work and has been working really long hours lately.

I AM THANKFUL FOR: my husband who puts up with me and my moods. He loves me even though I might be anxious and stressed and depressed 99% of the time. He is a great man.

FROM THE KITCHEN: tonight for dinner I made manwich, peas and cut up a cucumber for Rebecca and I.

I AM WEARING: red t-shirt, grey sweat pants and white socks

I AM LISTENING: to the theme song for Dora the Explorer.

I AM CREATING: ideas for menus for this week.

I AM GOING: to try hard not to go anywhere this week to save money since we had to get a new computer.

I AM HOPING: that the pain in my chest goes away soon.

AROUND THE HOUSE: I have cleaned the kitchen and am doing laundry.

ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS: is cuddling with Rebecca on the couch, watching cartoons

A FEW PLANS FOR THE WEEK: catch up on c…