Friday, November 30, 2007

Things To Do When Your Husband Has Duty

1. Clean! Come on, you know your house needs it.
2. Exercise. Do a workout video without worrying about your husband walking in and questioning what you are doing.
3. Read. Pick up a good book from the library and start (and finish it!) today.
4. Go shopping. Now you can go to the stores YOU want to without him trying to drag you out of Victoria's Secret and into Game Stop so he can play the latest demo.
5. Sleep in. And take all the covers you want. The whole bed is yours!
6. Call your friends. You won't have to hear about how high the phone bill will be this month every five minutes during your hours of conversation.
7. Redecorate. Surprise your husband and remind him that you just painted and spent money on the paint so he is stuck with a pink bedroom for now.
8. Browse the internet. Look at whatever you want. Even things you can't afford.
9. Play video games. For once you can win them and try to beat his high score.
10. Do whatever your heart desires! The day is ALL YOURS!

Monday, November 12, 2007

My weekend was great!

I had a wonderful, long weekend! My husband and I enjoyed our weekend by going out to eat, going to the book store, playing video games, and just relaxing. Since it was veteran's day weekend, we both got Monday (today) off! Back to work tomorrow though. I am looking forward to work this week because I feel fully relaxed and ready to work hard. I also started a new blog: Healthy Nutrition. Check it out!

Day 3: Women of the Bible


Key scriptures: Genesis 16, 21:8-21, Galatians 4:22-31

Her name is Egyptian and means "fugitive" or "immigrant."

Hagar was a foreigner and a slave. She let her pride overtake her when she became a wife to Abraham. She suffered harsh punishment for her mistake. When she heard God's voice, she obeyed it. Because of her obedience, God promised her that her son would be the father of a great nation.

Hagar probably became a slave to Abraham and Sarah when they left Egypt. She proved herself trustworthy and became Sarah's maidservant. Later, Hagar became the surrogate mother for Sarah's son. This was common practice in the day for infertile women who wanted children.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Day 2: Women of the Bible

This study is based off of the book Women of the Bible by Jean E. Syswerda.

Sarah - Her name means "Chieftainness" or "Princess"

Key Scriptures - Genesis 12:1-20, 16:1-8, 17:1-22, 18:1-15, 21:1-13, and Galatians 4:22-31

Sarah was Abraham's wife. She was beautiful enough to attract rulers in the ancient world, but she could be strong headed and jealous. She was considered a loyal wife who always did what was right.

When Sarah was ninety years old, God told her that she and Abraham would finally have a child. Imagine how hard it would be to believe that you would give birth at age 90!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Day 1: Women of the Bible

This study is based off of the book Women of the Bible by Jean E. Syswerda.

The first woman we will be discussing is Eve. Eve is the first woman. They key scriptures to read about Eve are Genesis 1:26-31 and Genesis 2-4.

Eve came into the world at peace with God and her husband. She lived in Paradise and didn't know the meaning of guilt or embarrassment until she listened to the enemy and started to doubt God.

Since Eve was the first woman, she was also the first woman to conceive a child and give birth. Eve went through labor with only her husband, Adam, to help her. She recognized that life was in God's control: "With the help of the Lord, I have brought forth a man" (Genesis 4:1).

Our common bond as women is our pain in childbirth. The experience is both earthly and unearthly. To go through so much pain, yet give life to such a small baby is quite humbling.

Eve gave birth to two sons, Cain and Abel.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Up and Coming

Well, my work day wasn't quite as long as I thought it would be. Because of that, I was able to do some dishes and finish my laundry that I started last night. I am also caught up with all my online school work for the week. But I still have some school work to finish for my Friday night/Saturday day class.

Tomorrow I have work, exercise, and I hope to finish cleaning the kitchen and the dishes. I hope to get myself motivated to do some of the school work tomorrow and maybe some decluttering and cleaning up of the living room.

I have some ideas in forming around for some posts. I have two bible study books that I would like to share and base some posts off of. One of them is a bible study of 52 women of the bible. The other is a fun little study on 1 Peter that I picked up from Ollie's Discount Store awhile back. (I am addicted to books and that store always has some great finds!)

I am working on making a schedule that I can work with. Once I have that figured out and settled I will post it on here. I can't wait to really get this blog off the ground!

Great Cookies!

I went to a Pampered Chef party this last weekend and we had a cookie exchange. Everyone brought cookies in little bags with the recipes attached. This was one of the party guests favourites: Oreo Balls. My husband is making a batch as I write this. Here is the recipe:

1 package Oreo cookies, crushed
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 package white semi sweet bakers chocolate
1 package chocolate semi swet bakers chocolate

Using a blender or food processor, mix Oreos and cream cheese together. Roll into walnut size balls. Chill for an hour. Melt approximately 3/4 package of white chocolate. Stick a toothpick in an Oreo ball and dip it in the melted white chocolate. Allow to harden on wax paper. Takes about 15 min. While waiting, melt about 1/4 package of the bakers chocolate . When Oreo balls are no longer sticky to the touch, decorate with drizzles of chocolate and white bakers chocolate.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Perfect Your Palace This Week

I have a busy week planned. Tomorrow is a longer day at work and Tuesday we are going to the aquarium.

I am currently working on cleaning up my home. I got a little busy here with school and my new job and now my house is cluttered and messy again. Today my husband and I cleaned up the bathroom and the bedroom. Now they look so pretty and calming. I also cleaned up the laundry area. It needed it badly.

Since tomorrow is a longer day at work I might not work on my house much. It depends on how much energy I have after work. But I need to do some dishes and finish the laundry that I was working on today. I would also like to check out my online assignments for the week for school and see if I can knock some of those out.

I am sort of joining Candy over at Keeping the Home with her Perfect Palace Project. That is where my decluttering and cleaning up that I was discussing comes into the picture.

My goals for this week are:
Reschedule my appointment
Finish school work online
Finish school work for class on friday and saturday
Clean up the kitchen
Clean up the living room
Mop the bathroom
Vacuum the bedroom and hallway

Hopefully I can keep focused. I bought a new video game so I might take some time out here and there to enjoy that.

I am also looking for ideas to conquer making a schedule and sticking to it. I have a rough time doing that. I have made many schedules in the past but they have not worked for me and I have not been able to stick with it. I am considering using the Sidetracked Home Executives index card method but am unsure if it will be to complicated. Any advice?

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