Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Saturday 7

1. Since I'm not going to be working much this summer, I've decided to set some goals for myself.  Otherwise I'll just spend all summer on facebook.  My first goal is to scrapbook Lucy's entire first year.  I have 4 pages done so far.  Haha.  I'm also challenging myself to read 10 books this summer (summer defined as the weeks between Memorial Day and Labor Day).  I'm still working on Spiritual Parenting.  I have a couple more non-fiction books in my reading list (<-- over there), but I'm really looking forward to reading some fun fiction too.  I've heard good things about The Help by Kathryn Stockett.  I think I'll add that to the list.  Any other suggestions?

2. Lucy sprouted her third tooth this week.  Top left.

3. I came across this quote this week and loved it:

"The only advantage of not being too good a housekeeper is that your guests are so pleased to feel how very much better they are." - Eleanor Roosevelt :-)

I've also decided that cleaning my house less often is the environmentally responsible thing to do - less cleaning supplies, less paper towel, less water usage.  Win win! ;-)

4. Lucy loves playing with her baby dolls lately.  She especially likes to hand them to me and make me sing to them.  But more often than not she gets jealous when I'm holding them.  Haha.  She puts them in my arms, then crawls onto my lap with them and lays her head on my shoulder.  So sweet.

5. I have had a headache for almost 48 hours.  I've been popping ibuprofen like candy, but it's not touching it.  I'm starting to think it's allergies.  I just took 2 allergy pills and 3 ibuprofen.  We'll see what that does.

6. We tried asparagus for the first time this week.  It was ok.  Not anything I'd be excited to eat.  I actually kind of think it tastes like dirt.

7. I've been obsessed with playing hearts on the computer lately.  We have a super slow internet connection, so anytime I'm waiting for something to load, I play hearts to pass the time. I have a problem just sitting still waiting.

Sorry that one was kind of boring.  Have a great week, everyone!


  1. Ditto "I have a problem just sitting still waiting." I am horrible at waiting!! Haha.

    Love numbers 3 and 4 :)

    Hope your headache feels better soon!

  2. Haven't read The Help yet??!?!?! I am appalled ;-0. Haha. But do make that the next book you read. I love the characterization in that book, plus it will run you the entire gamut of emotions-anger,laughter, sadness, joy etc. Enjoy!

  3. Glad to hear Abby's not the only one with few teeth. She got her 3rd about 2 weeks ago and her 4th yesterday!

    Asparagus can be really good or really bad depending on how you cook it! I don't care for it just plain steamed/boiled, but if you cover it in olive oil and salt, pepper, and garlic powder, then grill for 7-10 min... yum!

    I'm doing a book study on Sally Clarkson's "The Ministry of Motherhood." Not sure how much of it can apply to our family right now, but it's good stuff. As for fiction - if you like historical fiction, I'm on a Lynn Austin kick right now.

    Hope you feel better!

  4. I love Lynn Austin, Carrie! I've read all of her stuff. :-)

  5. If you are looking for something a little different to read, I just read "The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake" and I couldn't put it down. It is some pretty good writing. The plot gets strange at the end, but I thought the concept of the book was very creative.

    -Heather H.

  6. I enjoyed reading The Zion Covenant and The Zion Chronicles.



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