"Common Ground": my little corner of the blogosphere where I talk (a lot-wink) about the things that matter most to me: My relationship with my Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ, homeschooling, adoption, homemaking, parenting, "spousing." (yeah, yeah....I know that's not a word.....I made it up-it’s my blog-I can do things like that! Ha!)

Since my life isn’t all that different from yours, hopefully we can find some COMMON GROUND & learn from each other. Please share your thoughts!

Through the Lords’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not.

They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness!
Lam. 3: 22 & 23

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Monday, April 30, 2012

Get it Done

~Return Ana's crutches
~Enter receipts
~Kitchen
~Laundry
~Shower
~Exercise
~Help kids w/ chores

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Get it Done

~Kitchen
~Laundry (Put away 2 clean loads, & wash one)
~Stay off the computer when kids are awake/inside
~Rake front yard
~Exercise
~Shower
~Dance
~AWANA

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Get it Done!

~Kitchen
~Laundry
~Exercise
~Finish Quiet Time
~Start registration for Nat
~Rake front yard
~Vaccum pine needles

Monday, April 23, 2012

Get it Done!!

My list for today:

~Exercise
~Drop off dress for a friend to borrow
~Shower
~Dentist
~Clean kitchen
~Laundry
~Supper w/ friends
~Stay off computer when kids are awake/inside

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happiness is......(& a Get it Done post)

The girls (Ana & one of her friends who spent the night) woke me up yesterday morning at 5:56AM & brought me breakfast in bed!  So very sweet of them! Omlette, fruit, yogurt, & a whey protein drink.  Then they made me coffee!

What makes it even funnier (because what parent LOVES being awakened before 6 am for b-fast on a Saturday) is that I have been up almost all night w/a coughing Ruthie.

Back to my "Get it Done" posts today.  Ruthie is still sick, so we stayed home from church.

Here's what I hope to accomplish today (Sunday).

~Clean up kitchen
~Catch up some on laundry
~Exercise/take kids to park
~Shower
~Grade/lesson plan
~Stay off the computer while the kids are inside/up



Friday, April 20, 2012

Get it Done!

~Put together new chore charts for all kids
~Ana's Drs appointment
~Read Bible
~Go out to supper

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Get it Done!

~Stay off computer while kids are awake/inside
~Eat to the glory of God
~Laundry (wash, dry one load)
~Exercise
~Clean kitchen (sweep, since Ana is not able to)
~Ana's eye appointment (1 PM)
~Figure out a babysitter for Friday
~Post Office
~Other major errands!!
***Ana has a bad foot sprain****  Hopefully, it will heal quickly-although, today, it's been a week. 



Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Get it Done!!

But, first-another picture:

All the kids now read before going to bed.
Look what I found last night when I went to say goodnight to Nat!

Now, on to today's list:

~Exercise
~Finish quiet time
~Clean Kitchen
~Shower
~Laundry (have N & R put away their clothes, make sure Ana does her laundry today)
~Store (Check list in planner)
~Eat to the glory of God
~Stay off the computer unless kids are asleep/outside
~E-mail Ruth's teacher
~Set up landscaping service
~Ana's eye appointment

Monday, April 16, 2012

Get it Done!!

But first, Nat in action at his soccer game last weekend! 
(He is in the white t-shirt, getting ready to kick the ball!)
His coach is there is the black t-shirt. 

He *mostly* knew what to do, & he only kicked the ball the wrong way once,
at the begining of the game!

~Call the recycling company to see what to do about our can that blew away a few weeks ago.
~Take Ruthie's class snack into school for the week.
~E-mail R's teacher regarding snack
~Work on Women's committee stuff w/ Amy.
~Clean kitchen
~Laundry (wash/dry/put away one load)
~Cook decent supper
~Stay off the computer unless kids are inside/asleep.
~Eat to the glory of God.


Friday, April 13, 2012

Well, My Day Hasn't Gone the Way I Expected it to.....

Sprained ankle (?) for Ana.....throws all my plans out the window....

We are waiting on the x-ray results right now.

I needed this devotional I read this am:

When we are puzzled by delays and detours, let us think about the great purpose of life: to glorify God. The lessons He wants to teach us "in the wilderness" are priceless means of providing us with a song we could not otherwise have sung: "In Thy constant love Thou hast led the people!" (Ex 15:13).  ~Elizabeth Elliot

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Get it Done......

I am a listmaker......

(Obviously, or this post wouldn't even be happening, lol!)

But, today, I realized I am turning my children into listmakers, too,
when I asked Ruthie to write something down for me!!!

She sounded it out,
& this was the result:

I think what she wrote was pretty clear, wasn't it?

Here's my list for today:
~Stay off the computer when the kids are awake/inside
~Eat to the glory of God (sent off a few e-mails to friends to help in this area).
~Clean kitchen
~Exercise (bring kiddos' bikes for them to ride while I walk the circle.)
~Laundry (fold & put away two loads, wash & hang dry one load)
~Bank accounts for kids, on the way home from picking up Ana (remember to take SS #'s, kids' cash & Ana's b-day $)
~Deposit $ in the bank.  (ours)
~Make appointments for Ana (glasses & well-child)
~Buy an air pump (WAL-MART)
~Buy cheese, & frozen fruit (COSTCO)

Get it Done!!!

Just some cuteness for you!

Get It Done:

~Exercise
~2 loads of laundry (yes, I am WAAAAY behind!)
~Eat to the glory of God
~Schedual a Well-Child check for Ana, & a glasses check
~Look into the "Anne of Green Gables" production at a local high school
~One outside small project (rake up pine needles & along one side of house, return landscaping rocks where they belong.)
~Stay off the computer while kids are up/inside
~Have Ana climb into window wells & pull out trash (Ok-not expecting her to pull out a DEAD RAT-ICK!!)
~Mail life insurance stuff
~Clean kitchen

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Get it Done!

But first, a picture of my cuties on a recent get-away weekend,
practicing their baseball skills by throwing rocks in the Colorado River. 

And now, here's my list for today:

~Bank (for kids' accounts & depositing $)
~Wal-Mart for:  dishwasher det, bannanas, Udi's granola, butter, bread
~Write out all that happened w/ Ana's party in her journal & in Ruthie's journal.
~Laundry (fold & put away ONE load)
~Clean kitchen
~Stay off the computer while kids are awake/inside
~Eat to the glory of God
~Exercise
~Shower/get dressed etc.
~Work on school stuff

As always, feel free to put your lists in the comments!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Get it Done!

~Help Ana w/ thank-you's (ashlyn's still needs doing)
~Watch neighbor boy for a few hours
~Clean up kitchen from Ana's party
~1 Loads of laundry washed, dried & put away
~Mail check for the Browns
~Clean my closet (sort-of did this)
~Stay off the computer for the rest of the day, unless the kids are outside/in bed (don't remember for sure how I did in this area....but I think ok)
~Eat to the glory of God
~Receipts

Happy, Happy Birthday, Ana!




I was so proud of Ana.  She decided she was too old for gifts, so she asked for monetary donations to forward to missionaries we know....here she is telling her friends about Warren & Linda B. who work in the country of Brazil. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Part of our morning routine......

Cuddles w/ Ruthie


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Get it Done!

~Exercise
~Follow up in the title problem
~Mail brother's 40th birthday presents! ;)
~NO computer while kids are around (aside from necessary searches & Pandora)
~Eat to the glory of God (remember to record everything, & have the mindset of a 120 pound person)
~Laundry (Iron table cloth)
~Shop for Ana's b-day (home-made ice cream, little smokies & bananna bread, fruit skewers & presents)



(As always, feel free to make your own list in the comments!)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Get it Done!

~NO more computer until after lunch.....except for the stuff on the web I need for exercise
~Eat to the glory of God.  (record everything).
~Laundry (Fold & put away one load....Ana does the rest today.)
~Exercise
~Call the title company
~Clean my bathroom/closet.
~Work on Ana's birthday party
~Check on B.C.
~Finished unpacking from our weekend get-away

Monday, April 2, 2012

Get it Done!

My list for today (as always, feel free to post YOUR list in the comments):

~LEAVE the computer (including internet acsess on my phone) OFF for the rest of the day (except for the times the kids are in bed/busy w/ school)  {DIDN'T DO SO HOT HERE}
~Stick to my diet plan for the ENTIRE day!  {TRIED, & THINK I DID PRETTY GOOD!}
~Mail STATE taxes
~Open bank accounts for all the kids (tried, but didn't have their SS #'s on me)
~One load of laundry washed & dried.  One load put away.
~CHEER on our JAYHAWKS to the National Championship{UGGG....NO COMMENT!}
~Enter CC receipts
~Fix supper




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