Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Ten on Tuesday.

  1. I'm on Facebook, mostly because it's the easiest way for me to stay in touch with my oldest and dearest friend Corey. There are oodles of Canadians on Facebook. My girlfriend Corina (who is Canadian) suggested I get Asia on, since he went to bible college in Saskatchewan and it would be a great way for him to be in touch with old friends. So I did. And now he's addicted. There's a reason they call it Crackbook. I've created a monster.
  2. Tejan had his post-op visit with the doctor yesterday as well as his first physical therapy appointment. He sailed through both with flying colors. Frankly, no one can believe how quickly his recovery has gone or the fact that he's already off of pain meds. I can believe it, because for weeks we've been praying for a quick, pain-free recovery. Yay! God answers prayer.
  3. You're all going to think we're crazy. But we're having a couple over from our church this evening to talk about them staying with us for a couple of months while they raise support for full time ministry. We fully believe our house is a gift we need to share however the opportunity presents... and we have an opportunity. We talked about it at dinner last night and everyone is on the same page... I love that my kids embrace our open door mindset.
  4. I think we'll be carving pumpkins tonight as well. I figure there's no better way to let these folks know how loud and cuckoo life can be at our house - pumpkin guts and all.
  5. The Christmas lists are being made... I hear so much lately from my munchkins about what they want... It's always such a challenge to keep them focused on giving instead of receiving. How do you do it?
  6. I bought this and this last week. Both are great. Listography just makes me happy. It's got one of those textured, clothy covers and the pages are smooth and soft... can't decide if I'm going to write in it or just keep it in as it is in all it's pristine goodness. It's inspiring - either way.
  7. Grocery shopping today. Making my list makes me so happy. If I can actually get home with all the things I need I feel like I've accomplished a monumental task. It's the Panama Canal - the Great Wall - the Mount Rushmore of my little housekeeping existence.
  8. I'm not teaching any classes this week. Every once in awhile that happens. Not on purpose - because I usually schedule at least one a week. It's good timing though... it's nice to be able to relax a bit this week.
  9. Tomorrow there will be a princess, a hippie and Spiderman at my house.
  10. See what I made? Taught this class a couple weeks ago and am so happy to have my little Boo Banner on display... it makes me smile.
Happy Tuesday, friends. Smooches!


  1. Where did you get the listography book? Did you actually get it on Amazon or did you find it locally? Cyndi loves making lists. Sometimes she makes lists of lists to make. I would love to get that for her for Christmas.

    Nice ten by the way. Asia...HA!

  2. Stephen,

    I got it off Amazon. It takes me about half a second to fill my shopping cart up to $25 - and then I qualify for free shipping...

    I think it would be a great gift for Cyndi.

  3. Wow....your open heart makes me want to do more, give more of myself...thanks for the reminder***

  4. Your banner is ADORABLE- makes me want to grab paper and make one right now! Sarah and I sat down and made that chain that Suzanne and Claire had made- I'm such a copycat!

    And ditto on the God answers prayer part :) I love to hear how He is working in your life, Cathy :)
    Happy Hallowe'en :)

  5. Can't wait to see the Halloween pics! I love the banner!

  6. An idea to teach the kids about giving: Have them go through their toys and stuff and decide on a bunch of their things that they would like to give to other children their age that do not have much. This way, they learn sharing and giving of things that they once loved. Bonus: It also helps reduce the stockpile of items in the household. Often times, the "old" toys are in good shape and have been tossed aside, but they can be "new" toys for others. Friends of mine make this a family tradition with their children.


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