Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Mom! He ate my...

My younger son has a thing with certain foods.  Let me back up.  My older son will eat just about anything.  Always has been like that.

Now, on to the younger son.  Not so much.  I think it's a texture thing.  He loves yogurt and he loves fruit, but he will NOT eat yogurt with fruit in it.  He can't stand the chunks.  He's good until that first bit of fruit hits his mouth, then it's in the trash.  His favorite foods are pancakes and mac-and-cheese.  He doesn't care for anything spicy (pepperoni is considered spicy to him).  He can't stand mint - too spicy.  (Me?  I love mint.  If he didn't look so much like me, I'd almost swear he was someone else's LOL).

So the other night, I made meatloaf and broccoli for dinner.  I had to remind my younger son that he does, indeed, like meatloaf.  And after the first bite, he agreed (this happens every time I make meatloaf).  So I leave for a few minutes and I hear the younger one screech at the older one.  I ask what happened.  Younger son was MAD at older son for stealing a bite of his broccoli.  Yes, you read that right.  He was ticked off.  Both of my boys love broccoli.  It just cracked me up.  The kid won't eat a peppermint, but he is nine kinds of ticked if you touch his broccoli.

That's my chuckle for the day.

Friday, August 27, 2010

The boys, Isaiah, Revelation and what's that smell???

Monday was the first day of school in our town.  My oldest is in 4th grade.  I can't believe that!!  My youngest started kindergarten - that's even more difficult to believe!

I love this picture.  I love how they are leaning into each other.  I hope they always lean on each other when they need to.

I'm a day or two behind in my Bible-in-90-days reading program, but I can get caught up this weekend.  I'm halfway through Isaiah.  I love the last two verses of chapter 19 - how God redeems not only Israel, but Israel's enemies.  Just absolutely love it.  I start my precept class on the 2nd half of Isaiah in the next week or two (I really need to check on that).

We wrapped up part 3 of 4 of our Revelation precept on Wednesday.  I can't wait to dig into part 4!!!  I feel like I have a decent grasp of the timeline of events.  Now I can't wait to work through prophecy in other books of the Bible.  Yea!

As for the smell - it's a good one!  I became an Independent Scentsy Consultant.  They are safe alternatives to candles (no wicks, no flames, no fuss).  I used to be a consultant for another direct sales company - even did pretty well with it (earned a trip to the Bahamas).  But it just wasn't my thing.  I never thought I'd go with another direct sales company.  I've been using Scentsy products for a while and really love the smell.  And I love the affordability.  You can indulge without feeling guilty.  I love that the home parties are very simple and no pressure at all.  So I'm going to give it a shot!  I'm really excited!  

I hope everyone has a lovely Friday.  I've missed doing the Friday Company Girl Coffees :)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Bad Blogger

I'm sorry; I am not a good blogger.  It comes and goes in spurts.

Today is my oldest brother's birthday.  I'm the oldest.  He is younger than me by 2 years.  Then in a little over a month, the middle brother has a birthday.  Mine is somewhere in between them.  The baby?  His birthday is in February.  Had to be different.

I miss my brothers.  The oldest and youngest live in Illinois.  That's where my family moved when I graduated high school.  Yes, the lifelong Texans moved north.  Had to.  My dad was transferred.  Me?  I stayed here to go to college.  The middle brother is now in Virginia.  Did I say I miss my brothers?  I really do.  I also miss being around my sisters-in-law.  And I really miss my nieces and nephews.  A lot!  Thank you, Lord, for technology!

I am still working on the Bible in 90 Days program and I'm right on target!  I am loving this!  I wish I had done it sooner.  I will definitely do it again and again.

School starts for my boys in 1 week.  And a week after that, I go for substitute training.  I'm going to be a sub for the district.  I'm excited.  Who knows where this road will lead?

Other than that, not much going on.  Just hot and dry - typical August.  Have a blessed day!