Monday, November 03, 2008

Big Rocks

I love it when friends quote me to me. ::snort:: I'm so glad Deja reminded me of my mottoes...."big rocks" and "do the next thing". THAT has helped me tremendously in the past week.

We did all the normal stuff, speech, driving kids here and there.....I uploaded a google order form for our United Co-op. I was proud of figuring out how to add lines and formula. ::snort:: I registered Emma and I for workshops at the upcoming PWOCI Conference. It was so early that I don't remember what *I* registered for. There were tons of wonderful options.

Wednesday I read this little verse, "The lazy man does not roast his game but the diligent man prizes his possessions." Prov. 12:27. I got to considering that eating out when I have a full pantry is similar to being too lazy to roast my game. I determined to get this area of our lives back under control. I didn't order produce last week so that we could use up what was stored around here. (We're out of lettuce.) We've been studying the sluggard this week. I don't think I'm really a sluggard...I certainly don't spend my days in bed as some of the Proverbs suggested....but I realized that I need to be sure the BIG rocks are getting done FIRST.

To that end I baked 12 loaves of bread this weekend.

Nolan helped me this afternoon with apples.


It was tough to keep Stacia from eating them.

I turned 7 lbs of hamburger/turkey into meatballs. We ate some sort of saucy meatballs for dinner (which means I COOKED.) I have lots of bags of meatballs in the freezer for future meals. I put them in quart instead of gallon bags now that the older 4 are rarely home for dinner.

Stacia really likes to "help" and chat with me while I work in the kitchen. YES. Here she is asking, repeatedly, "What kind of cookies are these?"


©2008 D.R.G.


Deja said...

I'm so so proud of you! Those 'cookies' sure look good! Sad that you are putting them in quart bags...but we won't dwell on it now, will we? I'm glad you have Stacia keeping you company in the kitchen...won't be long and SHE'LL be making the meatballs!

Cynthia said...

LOL! What a hoot.. having someone quote you to you >VBG>! We need to start eating more meals at home, but our problem isn't necessarily convenience, but not wanting to eat out of a cooler all the time when we have days in town.... speaking of which. I had to throw our little cooler away a few months ago. Perhaps I need to get another one and then it wouldn't be such a problem to pack the lunches and snacks like I used to.

Cynthia said...

OH.. and good job on the loaves of bread. WOW. That was a bunch of bread.

Debbie said...

Great job!

I certainly would never, never consider you a sluggard, but I can see with everything pulling you in different directions how it might be easy to get off track a bit with the normal stuff.

Anonymous said...


The main thing Dad/I can say is YUM!

Cute Stacia and the meat cookies. :):) She absolutely is looking like you these days. What a sweetie.

praying and love


DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Ah - Cindy that's it exactly. We've been eating far to many meals "on the road" because of our busy ministry and children's activity. Which is why it is convenient to have meals in the freezer....LOL

Deja - no, we aren't thinking about my shrinking family today. LOL I loved this summer when we were all together and there were big appreciative crowds at each meal. LOL

Debbie - you are always my biggest cheerleader - thanks.

berrypatch said...

Thanks for posting this, De'Etta. I'm working on my own "big rocks" at the moment. It's tough. Love all the cookiing ahead! I need to get to this but I am waiting on getting a freezer to PUT it all in first. ;-)

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Those "rocks" have a tendency to not stay put, don't they?