Archive for November, 2005

Narnia Moment

You are…Susan. Sensible and practical, you are
not always comfortable with new situations,
preferring the tried-and-true. You are a gentle
person, very considerate of, and sympathetic
to, others.

Which Chronicles of Narnia character are you?
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Advent Info – 2005

For those that don’t know, today is the first day of Advent! πŸ™‚

Here is a link to the updated Advent readings that I posted last year:

2005 Advent Readings

This will be our 2nd year observing Avent and we are aiming to do better than last year. If you are curious and want to read last year’s posts, just plug in “advent” in the search box. πŸ˜‰

Happy Advent Season to all HAH Blog readers!

Bread Baker’s FYI

I shared this link with someone this morning and thought it may be of interest/help to others who like to “make and bake” (as opposed to “shake and bake” – sorry, inside joke!) their own bread. πŸ™‚

Home Management Binder

I have had a home management binder for quite some time. I can actually say “years” now. The idea came from someone on the MOMYS list back before our first son was born…when I was still a “read-only” and (imo) still a young relatively inexperienced mother (three children but they were 4 yrs and under.). I haven’t used it to it’s fullest potential consistently. Being married to a “Visionary” makes life interesting and “winging it” is the norm around here. πŸ˜‰

Anyhow, I bring this up because Candy has taken the initiative/time to develope and promote the idea by writing extensively in her blog about it as well as writing an e-book. It really is a good idea – for those organizationally challenged or otherwise – and I wanted to help support her. She has generously offered an affiliate program for those that want to provide links – to support her supporters who are also striving to survive on one income. It’s win-win as far as I can see. πŸ˜‰ I don’t have a wide readership so most of you who come here are probably familiar with her and it already. On the off chance that I catch someone new to her though, do check out her blog and her book. I haven’t read it but based on the quality of her blog posts concerning the topic, I’m confident it will be a big help to those new to the concept. πŸ™‚

Really, it’s just common sense. πŸ™‚ All your handy lists are kept neatly in one spot whether they be to-do, cleaning, business, etc. Home improvement projects, important phone numbers, reading lists, children training ideas…you name it, it can be in there. I’m glad to have mine! Now, like I said, if I would only use it consistently… πŸ™„

New Posts?

For those who are interested, I finally finished up the “October in Review” post below. About time huh? πŸ˜‰

Now, I feel freed up to continue posting other things. I started to yesterday but it was really bugging me that I hadn’t finished that other one before moving on.

November is almost over…guess it’s time to get started with a “November in Review” post! πŸ˜€

A New Experience

This afternoon (only just a few moments ago) marked a new experience in my mothering journey.

One of the new neighbor’s children is in our yard…uninvited…to play with my children. This is the first they’ve been out to play since winter started (in ernest) so it’s the first opportunity for such to occur.

I’m deciding how to handle it as I type. Their father is out clearing their driveway and I need to do the same to ours. My dh will be home from errands shortly so maybe I won’t have to.

But, I do have to go do something about trespassing wandering children since it has been brought to my atttention.

Do I sound inhospitable? (Irony: I’m reading a bible study on hospitality. 😐 )

Forgive me. This is a new thing for me. I grew up with few neighbors…in fact, very few people let alone children, out where we lived. People kept to themselves and only those really acquainted with you came onto your property without an invitation.

Living in the city without children still allowed one to keep to ones self until proper introductions and invitations were presented.

Living in a semi-not-quite-subdivision with no children (until now) kept it that way.

Hmmm… Off I go to be more involved with this new experience.

Workout Blog

Activity in the Exercise Room today! πŸ™‚

Ok, so I don’t have an exercise room…my treadmill and our free weights, leg machine, etc. are in the living room.

My dh does want to create a “do-jo” in our basement though whenever the Lord allows us to finish it. πŸ˜‰

Btw, ladies, all my exercise is done in my normal everyday garb – long denim skirt and long sleeved t-shirt today. It is possible to be feminine and modest while exercising. πŸ˜‰

Also, I could have gone much longer today if I’d had time. Although my workouts have been sporadic, God is blessing my time when I do it and I keep improving/being able to “ramp it up.” Today’s workout was 25 min. – a little under 20 on the treadmill and then 5 min. for free weights. Like I said, I could have gone longer – much longer, I feel terrific πŸ˜€ – but my other duties constrained my time. πŸ˜‰ If my dh remains home throughout the day like he’d like to, maybe I’ll be able to pop on again a little later in the day…

Totally unrelated to my exercise…I added a bit more to the “October in Review” post. It’s the longest post I’ve written in a loooong while. Too bad it’s taken about 2 weeks over 3 posting sessions! ha!

Oh, and we’re having quite a bit of snow finally.

I really should make a new post huh?! πŸ˜€

Update @ 12:12pm: Bringing the topic back around… Whadaya wanna bet that my second workout is going to be shoveling the driveway? ❗ πŸ˜‰ LOL

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