Wednesday, June 28, 2017

what's up Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!  I'm linking up with Shay from Mix & Match Mama and friends for the writing of this post.

What we're eating this week:

I am always "off" during the summer, it seems, with cooking dinner.  Either it's too hot, or I forget to have all the ingredients, or I just don't feel like it.  I'm trying to be better, though, starting this week.  So Monday night we had what Jonah requested: it's a chicken/ritz cracker casserole that they all love, with rice, and green beans.  Last night we ate with my mom-in-love, and tonight we're having taco soup.  I'm making some for a friend recovering from surgery, so if I'm making dinner once, I'm only making it once.  It sounds so good to me, though, so I'm excited.  Later this week, grilled chicken is on the menu.

What I'm reminiscing about:

Having last week all to myself.  It was lovely!

What I'm loving:

Quality time with Jonah and Noah.  Since the older two have been gone so much, we have had some really great time and conversations.  I love them so much!

What we've been up to:

They've been playing obsessive amounts of the X-Box One game Forza.  I've been watching.  "Watching".  They're telling me about all these cars, and how fast they go, how much they would cost in real life, and all kinds of other little interesting details.

What I'm dreading:

Nothing, at the moment.

What I'm working on:

Organizing and cleaning things out a little at a time.  And cleaning areas that never get cleaned, like the corner of my room beside my nightstand.  Jonah has been on an organization kick, and we've worked on drawers, closets, and the underneath of cabinets.  I REALLY need to clean out my closet.

What I'm excited about:

Graham and Drew coming home Friday night and being at home for the rest of the summer.  Also, with that comes teenagers back in my house.  I've missed them!

What I'm watching/reading:

I've been watching Army Wives again, because I needed something that wouldn't freak me out last week while I was alone.  That's comfort tv for me.  I'm currently reading a book my Nicholas Sparks.  It's been a couple years since I read anything by him.

What I'm listening to:

Mainly K-Love, in my kitchen, while I cook and piddle around.

What I'm wearing:

Pajamas in the morning, swimsuit and cover-up when we go to the pool, pajamas again at night.  If I leave the house, shorts and a tee shirt.  Or last week for wedding stuff, I dressed up a lot during the week.  So basically, this varies depending on what our plans are.

What I'm doing this weekend:

Laundry from Graham and Drew being at camp this week, reading, hopefully seeing my mom, and watching fireworks from somewhere.

What I'm looking forward to next month:

Summer stuff, continued.

What else is new:

Hopefully sometime soon, my hubby and I will have a date night.  Maybe even a double date night.  I'm craving sushi (always) and that seems to be our go-to date night thing to do.


Today is my sister Lisa's birthday!

Isn't she beautiful?  She is sick today and is going to the doctor later on.  She could use some prayers!

Here is the writing plan for July.  I LOVE the new, simpler look.

Thanks for reading!  Love to all.


  1. I can't comment on Instagram, because I don't have an account, but I would love to join you for the July scripture copying! I've been taking your advice and reading thru John. This week I've hit the porch each morning for my quiet time and am starting to journal my gifts again, working towards 1000. Our pastor did an awesome sermon and I thought of you, I'll try to attach it in an email.

  2. Oh, I'm so glad, Nina! I love that...and I'd love to hear the sermon, thank you!

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