Friday, October 14, 2011

How did it get to be the middle of October already?

It seems like just yesterday was my birthday.  But I guess we have been a little busy around here.  My brother was home for three weeks following his graduation from EOD school. So there were lots of family meals & just visiting time in there. We just shipped him off to Texas a week ago.  And for this past week we’ve had our aunt & uncle visiting from Omaha.  I love my family and have enjoyed all the extra time we’ve had together the last month!!  I’ve got a few posts to do about those times, but that will have to be for another day as it is already after 1 a.m.

But here’s a little progress report on my goals so far:

#17. Read 20 books – after not having read a Christian fiction book in a long time I thoroughly enjoyed Courageous.  Jeremy Camp’s book was long awaited.  I remember praying that he would write his story.  It was very transparent and a great reminder that even Christian “celebrities” are traveling down the same roads as all of us.  And I haven’t touched the Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring since I finished the first chapter, but I have next week off of grad school so I am hoping to squeeze in some LOTR time.  Oh, and I’m also reading The Castle in the Attic with my 4th graders. 

  1. I Still Believe by Jeremy Camp
  2. Middle School Ministry Made Easy  (for school)
  3. Courageous (the novel based on the movie)

#18. Watch 20 movies – hopefully going to go see Courageous some time this coming week!

  1. The Grace Card

#20. Try 12 new recipes – so we had some of our family come over to watch the OSU game so I made Loaded Baked Potato Soup, tried to make homemade bread and I also made an apple pie.

  1. Loaded Baked Potato Soup  {so yummy}
  2. Homemade bread

#23. Make an apple pie – Done!  Complete! And it was yummy!  We consumed it straight from the oven with vanilla ice cream.  Wasn’t completely happy with the crust, but for my first time it was great!  G’pa Jim sent apples up last night so I guess I’m supposed to make another one for our cookout Saturday. 

#27. Do 10 things I’ve never done before

  1. Be a Gym Teacher – I had to sub one afternoon for the gym teacher. It was a scary prospect for a girl who almost failed gym in junior high. But I got through it and learned a fun, new game.