Thursday, August 30, 2012

Zander's New Trick

It's 9 p.m. and Michael isn't home....I have time to blog. This was a full day. We didn't make it to the beach, but we got everything else done and the kids had their roast. LOL Michael wasn't tormented as he's working late, but just in case I tried a new recipe for Vegetable Pot Pie so he'd have something more than a salad or beans and rice if he was home for dinner. LOL

The day began with Zander trying out his new recipe for sourdough pancakes.....the kids loved them....good job Zander.

I love Zander's sense of humor. He had written down "1 tsp soda" and KNEW what that meant....but ran and found the loan can of soda from eons ago.....

Sensory issues being what they are he wasn't happy with flipping these....and none of them could TOUCH - he threw one away that touched another - but he did a GREAT job. I couldn't be happier! 

Stacia wins the school funny of the day. She's trying to find the word "drive" to match her photo. I heard her say "Dri....oh it must be a silent "p"....yeah, that's it!" - Um DRIP. LOL

She asked to write a letter to the boys in TX for handwriting. It's priceless and has had us laughing all day. They're going to love it. 

I met with a young friend this a.m. and realized anew that God does really use every last drop of our pain for His good and glory when we surrender it to Him. 

I met with another friend this afternoon and talked PWOC type stuff. 

I made Yuuki legal - paid her pet deposit...and asked about getting another AC for the upstairs. They GAVE the new neighbors moving in one...but it doesn't look hopeful for us. ::snort:: 

I ran by the post office, bank, ITT, JAL to pay for one leg of my domestic ticket to Tokyo/TN. I will get back too late in the day to fly home on the 5th - so I'll have to get a train ticket for the way back. I'm trying to do as much as I can on AA and JAL to save airline miles so I can come back for Japan's regional conference - which will be months after we PCS. 

Akikosan came over to visit tonight. It was a blast to see her after being apart so long. She seemed to really like the U of O mug. I told her to take it to work during football season. LOL 

The kids cleaned the house and did some laundry while I was running full day. 

Choosing Joy!
©2012 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


Ev said...

Are you doing Japanese lessons again?

Debbie said...

Love Stacia's facial expression. Really enjoying reading about your "normal" days.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

We never stopped - just were interrupted by the unexpected travels and this is a busy time of work for Akikosan. She came over just to visit yesterday and we loved it. We'll get back to lessons when her life settles down.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Thanks, Debbie. I'd not realized how very busy I've been for the past 3 years. I've made some conscious choices to obey God and embrace margin. New for me....but good for us....and I'm finding more time for things like blogging daily life, living daily life, cooking real meals. LOL

Anonymous said...

SIS: Tell Alexander we'd love to eat some of his pancakes....sound real good.....soda :):):):): I don't like some of our food touching when I cook........ and I don't like to mix food on the plate.....just eat one thing at a the worst 1st and the best last...:):):):)

Please tell Stacia I love that she is left handed......the best to be because it sorta bugs other people. .. :):):) kinda fun to bug folks. :):):):) Sure is fun reading about their school and etc.

Agree with you and PTL for how God used all of us in everyday life. PTL for that.

love you all ---love/prayers - ME!