My head is a bit unfocused because life in general has been unfocused these last few days so it's time for another Monday Mish Mash. Grab a cup of coffee and let me catch you up.
Let's see. First, it's been hot, hot, hot. Now for my friends down in Texas you'll probably be rolling your eyeballs wishing it only was this hot down there, but trust me when I say an almost 2 week run of temperatures in the 90's, ususally the high 90's is above our normal. And it's been humid the last few days. And all that heat and humidity resulted in thundershowers for the southern part of our province and last night some areas recieved hail. B.I.G. hail. Some got golf ball sized and one area even was rained down upon with tennis ball sized hail. Now that is scary. We didn't even get a breeze or a drop of rain in my city. It totally passed us by.
Saturday was the funeral for my wonderful Godmother. (That is why I didn't get Word for the Weekend posted. It was just too busy! I really did miss doing it though). The earth lost a wonderful, loving, gracious woman. But I know she is now with Jesus and one day we'll all get to see her again. I wrote about her legacy here. Some people leave a legacy because of how rich they were, the crazy lifestyle they lived, or how famous or infamous, as the case may be, they were. But my Godmother's legacy was one of extending mercy and grace to all God placed across her path. She will be greatly missed.
Let's see what else. Oh yeah! My Kay has been having a great time at her summer of training. They had an intense 2 weeks of bible study and devotions in the morning and then dance and drama training in the afternoons. They have had some fun times too, so all in all, she has totally enjoyed this experience. They are now on the road in teams going to various churches and cities ministering within the churches and doing park outreaches. She is loving it. She actually shared her testimony in church yesterday. What a great thing to learn to do at her age. Sharing our testimony with groups and one on one is what it's all about. Telling others about the goodness of God in our lives and Jesus' saving grace that is available to all who would ask.
Yesterday we got a phone call from Kay on the road. She very solemnly says to me to please come pick her up at the bus depot. What??? I'm not supposed to get her until a week tomorrow. Come get her she says. She's there waiting because she got kicked out. What???? What do you mean kicked out? Yup, she says. She got caught playing with fire so was asked to leave the program and put on a bus to go home. After the initial drop of my stomach into my feet, I thought, just a minute here, she sounds a little too chipper & surely they wouldn't put a kid on a bus without first informing the parent. And I said so. After just a bit more trying to convince me to come get her she finally 'fessed up to trying to pull a fast one on me. Good thing she was out of my reach! LOL! She was however, at that very moment, blowing right through town with the team and they couldn't even stop. They were late getting to the next town they were supposed to be at. I even tried to tempt the whole team with DQ but it was a no go. Do you know how hard it was after not seeing her for two weeks knowing she was driving by about 10 blocks from our house and I couldn't even give her a quick hug around her neck? Sigh. But just one more week before we really do pick her up and not because she was kicked out. And I might even have an opportunity to see them do park ministry as the town they are in right now is only about 1/2 hour away from here. I'm really looking forward to that and as it just so happens I am totally free to go even if it's the afternoon because my dayhome is closed this week for maintenance. How cool is God that He worked that out like that.
More coffee yet? Special creamer? I've got Southern Butter Pecan!
Let's see, speaking of maintenance, sheesh, I've got a big list. The entry way and kitchen is getting painted by moi. It's amazing how 6 little rugrats and their backpacks can knock the paint off walls and generally make lots of wear and tear on walls. I'll be cleaning the carpet down the stairs leading to and including the rug in the playroom. All the toys will be sorted and thoroughly washed down. I'm hoping to get rid of a whole bunch that nobody for the last year has played with. There are so many that they just dump out and scatter over the floor but never really play with, so all those are going to either get trashed or if in excellent shape will go to the thrift store. My craft room is totally going to get clean and sorted. As a dayhomer you tend to collect all sorts of
So if I'm a bit scarce around blogland this week, please bear with me. I just need to be a busy beaver. I'll try to get around abit but no guarentees.
Menu Plan is going to be super simple this week as I'll be busy, busy, busy!
Monday: Penne with meat sauce
Tuesday: bbq sausages, baked potatoes, green and yellow was beans
Wednesday: Grilled tandoori chicken, macaroni salad
Thursday: Baked ham & cheese sandwiches, garden salad
Friday: sloppy joes, potatoe chips, veggies, dip
Saturday: Scrounge day
Sunday: Grilled brown sugar pork chops, grilled veggies
So there's everything rolling around in my head for today. Hope to be around a bit this week, but if I just can't, I'll see you all for Word for the Weekend, for sure! Hope you all have a great week!
And as all of blogville knows Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie is the organizer of Menu Plan Monday.