Boo has a really clean neat orderly room on the outside, but don't open his closet doors or this is what you will see...
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Today is Fat Tuesday, and Lent starts tomorrow. Past years I have given up numerous things like cookies (always hard because it is Girl Scout Time), the elevator (lasted a day), soda, tea, chocolate and so on and so on.
Many of these years I failed. Not that I wanted to but because I don't think it what was God wanted me to do, but what I wanted to do. I have had years when I felt God leading me to give up something and it turned out to be the best thing for our family. Amazing how that works.
Well, this year I decided to take something on instead of giving up .
Bo and I prayed and thought and ran the number and we came to the conclusion that I should stay at home. We went from trying to pay off our house early to cutting every cost imaginable. What a change. After two years of being at home I wouldn't have it any other way.
In those two years I have felt several times that we are still being called to get rid of our mortgage payment.
Except selling our house. A house that the three of us love. A house that is in so many ways perfect for us. And imperfect all at the same time. A house that Bo owned before we were married. A house we came home to after our honeymoon. A house Boo came home from the hospital. A house my dad helped us paint and install ceiling fans. A house that has been our home for so many years. And now I have this feeling we are suppose to get it ready to put it on the market.
Which brings me back to lent and a kitchen cabinet. As I cleaned out the spice cabinet I was thinking about lent I was thinking about how many cookies or how much soda I could drink before the start of Lent. Well, I don't think that is what I'm suppose to do.
I'm going to take on cleaning out one cabinet, drawer, closet, something a day for the next 40 days. While I do this I plan on praying for God's plan for our house, our attitude towards selling or staying, and remembering Jeremiah 29:11 knowing God has a plan for us.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Bo has been working a ton of hours the last couple of weeks so he has asked me make him a meals that he could take with him to work to eat as his suppers. He wants them easy, delicious, warm up friendly, gluten free and nutritious, adult food. Not to much to ask is it? Meaning he doesn't want to live off of Hot Pockets and Lean Cuisines. Nothing like a good challenge to get the brain pumping. I knew I had a winner the other night while I was making it.
I know Bo loves spinach and mushrooms. So I wilted a bag of fresh spinach and added mushrooms onions and garlic. Onions and garlic have become a staple at our house. If you would have told me that as a kid I would have laughed at you. Neither of us really even like onions, but we know they add tons of flavor.
Organic Chicken Cutlets were on sale last week so I stocked up. I covered the chicken on both sides in Italian Seasoning and then pounded them out with a rolling pin. I really should get a meat tenderizer it would make the job easier.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Over President's Day Weekend Bo, Boo, and I went to St. Augustine to visit Bo's Aunt and Uncle. We had so much fun. We took an Old Time Trolley Tour which was great except the gift shop was closed when we returned to the station at 4:30 and many more trolley's were coming in behind us. Lets just say that company lost money that day.
Boo loved the trolley and every time it started to take us to another location he call out - All Aboard. It was just adorable.
The Fountain of Youth.
The Lightner Museum's only interactive exhibit. Boo was excellent in one of the oddest museums I have ever been to.