Monday: Chicken Fajitas
Tuesday: Paprika Potatoes, drop biscuits
Wednesday: Pork Tenerloin Stew, fresh baked bread
Thursday: Spaghetti with meat sauce, apple walmut salad
Friday: Scrounge Day
Saturday: Barb's Monte Cristo Sandwiches
On Friday all our kids are off to a youth conference. Both Kay (17) and Jay (15) have been to one before but this is Tia's (12) first time. And I have to say this mama is just a bit nervous. She seems so young yet to be going 6 hours away from me. But she is in grade 8 and she will be 13 in December. And this is her second year in youth group. And the couple who have graciously stepped up to take the kids have two youth in the group themselves and I know will keep a watchful eye on them. *Sigh* Can you tell I'm trying to convince myself. But I keep hearing my mother's voice in my ear. "I couldn't let you girls go that far away."
I sometimes find it hard to walk a fine line between being respectful of my Mother's wisdom and taking her fears upon myself. But that is a whole post for another day. My children however, have definitely not taken any fears of leaving home or going far away upon themselves. It doesn't seem to bother them in the least. Tia is excited to go, for this is her first big youth event. Her eyes are shining with anticipation of all the fun things to happen. Kay is beside herself with excitement in anticipation of seeing all her friends whom she met when she went on the drama/dance in missions training this last summer. She is also taking a couple of unsaved friends so that is exciting in itself. We're just believing for these two young ladies hearts to be soft and prepared to meet Jesus this weekend. And Jay, well, he is more my home boy. An awful lot like his father. But he's rooming with his friend from youth and I know he will get into it once he's on the road. It will be a nice wind up for himself and Kay as this is final exam week for the both of them.
That will leave hubby and I all by our lonesome's for the weekend. Unfortunately, he's working Saturday but maybe we can squeeze in a movie or dinner out. The house sure will be quiet. I'm actually looking forward to the peace on Saturday and not having to run anywhere. I see a pajamas, good book and pot of coffee until noon kind of day. Maybe I can even get the trim painted in Tia's room before she gets home. Yes, I live for excitement around the Living to Tell household.
Congratulations again to the winner of the Amy Grant signed print. You can check in the post below to see who won.
Yesterday wrapped up the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox campaign at church this year. I'm in charge of that and I tell you it is my absolute favorite thing to do. I love every part of it. Well, except maybe getting up in front of the church to talk. I'm still getting used to that. I don't think I will ever get used to it. But at least this year, I didn't do a big ugly cry snort into the microphone. I learned my lesson last year. If I have to cry while I'm talking about all the children and the wonderful ministry of Operation Christmas Child, then cry. It's oh, so much more dainty than trying to hold it back. All that does is starts to make my hand shake on the mike and all of a sudden, when I least expect it, a great big, most unlady-like, snort will come out. Magnified by the mike. Not pretty. Pretty funny, but not pretty.
And last but not least, today started my first official day with a new babe in the dayhome. One year old and cute as a button, he is. But all the same a bit of a challenge today what with the headache and all. But onward and upward. Off to get the day going. I'll be posting a really cute Thanksgiving craft for all you guys with little ones Stateside. It's easy and oh, so cute!