Monday, December 3, 2007

Monday Update!

Its been such a busy weekend!

We attended a rehearsal dinner, wedding and reception for my nephew. Christmas time weddings are so beautiful and this one was no exception. The bridesmaid's dresses were apple red and the church was decorated with holly berries. The reception was held at a nice hotel nearby and there was dancing, so we got to cut the rug a little bit. We danced to "Carolina Girls" and "Brick House". I know you are shocked!!!

I did get the six inch borders for the baseball quilt cut and two of them sewed on. I'm going to work on the other two this morning.... if there's time!

My goal is to do special daily Bible readings from now until Christmas. Yesterday was the first day of Advent and I want to make this a special time of remembering the real meaning of Christmas. I also realize that I am always short of time for the things I must do and the things I want to do. I want to give the Lord some time first and then what's left, is well... left.

I checked out some new books from the library that, time allowing, I think I will enjoy! They are:

1. What Queen Esther Knew, Business Strategies From a Biblical Sage.
2. The Father of Love, Spiritual Insights from the characters and scenes of the Love Comes Softy Series, by Janette Oke.
3. Ready For Anything, 52 productivity principles for work & Life.
4. The 4-Hour Workweek.
5. Stories of the Heart and Home by Dr. James Dobson
6. The Decorated Bag, embellishing handbags, purses and totes
7. Creative Sewing Ideas (singer)

Yesterday I made some french bread (baguettes) and it was really good! I prepared the dough in the bread machine, took it out and let it rise two times and then baked it in the oven. My husband says he wants me to make a batch of this every weekend from now on!!!! We'll see about that.

LAUNDRY DETERGENT UPDATE: I posted about buying 10 containers of Purex laundry detergent at a great price with great coupons in October here. I opened the first one on October 20th. So far I have used 2 of the containers. I estimate that I do 8 loads of laundry a week. I'm still only using the least amount of detergent I can based on the laundry's dirtiness. I'm also still using 1/2 a fabric softener sheet per load. I haven't been hanging out clothes on the clothesline since the days are so short and the weather is cooler. I do need to hang a couple of loads a week on the clothes drying rack! So, the bottom line is I'm right on schedule with making the great laundry detergent stock up last 9 months.

Well, I'm off to get ready for work and maybe sew on a border.... probably not!

2 comments:

Rhonda in OK said...

4. The 4-Hour Workweek.
This book sounds really interesting, if only I could just work at my job 4 hours a week!

glad you had such a nice weekend.

Littlepenpen said...

I'm glad you got to dance a little this weekend. I'm sure you and hubby had a nice time. All your library books sound interesting. I think it's wonderful that you are reading the true Christmas story and giving more meaning to the Christmas season by doing so. I hope to try that too!

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