Summer break is coming to a close

School’s just around the corner again. Where did this summer go?

When school let out in June, I read somewhere that sometimes kids go through some type of “separation anxiety” during the summer break. I can understand how that can happen with the change in atmosphere and normal day-to-day activities. Thankfully, my kids didn’t experience any of that. I wonder if me staying home with them has anything to do with it. Probably.

We haven’t done a whole lot this summer – it was pretty lazy compared to others. However, we did manage to:

go grape stomping for the very first time…


have a yard sale…

discover and appreciate nature…

redecorate…


organize…

do crafts and spread some joy at the same time…



cook and bake…


and (of course) sleep a lot!

The kids are, however, excited to return to school. One of them has gone as far as getting the school list, gathered items listed (if we already have it) and given me a list of what’s missing! No procrastination allowed here! Again, I’m grateful for that because procrastination was a challenge. It’s very refreshing to know that God is helping me break that off so it doesn’t affect my kids!

I have been preparing as well. This weekend, for example, I put together a shopping list of school supplies after going through all the sales circulars in the Sunday paper. Walmart, Walgreens, Target and Office Depot have deals priced under $1, with most under 50 cents! Stock up time!!! I’m sure I’ll be doing it for weeks after school begins. Hey, God calls us to be good stewards and so we should be. With the economy the way it is, we’re being forced to be much thriftier than ever before. But, we can do it! Creating a list helps – organization in everything brings peace of mind. And I’m looking forward to a much more peaceful existence all the way around.

Today’s Daysie says:

“It is not so much the power of God but the love of God that conquers in the end”

Thank you God! John 3:16

Top Momma no more…

I'm a Top Mommma!I became a Top Momma 4/30 @ 4:41am!!!

Fast forward to 10 :55pm. I get the e-mail: You just got booted from TopMomma.com. Geez Louise! I didn’t even get a chance to add their official button to my blog and *POOF* my 15 minutes of fame were up!

Isn’t it crazy how little things can get us so excited?!? Women.

So, what’s TopMomma? Well, it’s a pretty cool concept for bloggers (preferably moms or moms-to-be) who want more traffic to their blog sites. You register your blog on the site by uploading a picture to link to your blog, then several hours/days/weeks later get the approval e-mail that makes you feel like you just won the lottery. Your picture gets placed on the main page and the more clicks you get via your pic, the longer you stay on. I’m sure there are mommas out there developing some serious carpal tunnel sydrome from clicking on their own pictures!!!

Well, technically, I didn’t even last one day! I had a really cool picture too…”Bad Hair Day” I thought it was different and it represented me so well.

bad-hair-day.jpg

I took a picture of this pajama shirt I have. It’s one of my favorites. So much so, that I’ve worn it out with jeans or capris. Nobody can tell it’s a pajama top – except when my kids out me in public! We laugh about it so it’s cool! =)

This weekend…

I had a huuuuge yard sale! It was hot both days and I’m now proud to say I have two shades of tan: regular and flip-flop straps! Ugghhh! But, the good thing is we made $113.50 on Saturday and $127.25 on Sunday! WOW!

Well, sorry to burst your bubble – we don’t get to keep all of it. Most of the items were my mother-in-law’s who has Alzheimer’s and is now in an assisted living home. We had to clear out her apartment and turn it back in to the lanlord. We’ll put the money away and use it to make her stay at the home more comfortable.

She’s doing well and in all honesty with regards to her belongings – things are just things. Now she’ll be getting all she TRULY NEEDS: consistent care, quality family time, and some peace.

Today’s Daysie quote:

“GOD’S HAND IS ALWAYS THERE, AND ONCE YOU GRASP IT, YOU’LL NEVER LET GO.”

When everyone else fails you – He’s always got your back!!!