Friday, September 14, 2012

Fun Meeting

I (Michael) had a unique experience a couple of days ago. I was welcoming a new group of airmen to the base when in the course of the conversations, one said he was from my home town. I asked some more questions. Turns out he went to the very same elementary school that I went to - from 1965-1971. The school only had around 350 students. It is a small world. I asked if Mrs. Finnessey was still teaching first grade. We had some theories about her...

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

Slice of Life

Not sure this was such a good day to decide to "show a slice of life!" 

05:00 - 06:30 - time in the Word, prayer, worship

06:30 - 07:00 - time with Zander

07:00 - 08:00 - Posted Region's TnT, checked in with my PWOC gals around the region via facebook, answered regional email, prepared for tomorrow's 07:00 Skype with region's presidents

08:00 - 08:15 - Began Almond Milk yogurt, started dough for sourdough pizza tonight souring/rising, fed starter, took frozen pizza sauce out to thaw, cleaned kids' breakfast mess, started a load of laundry

08:15-08:30 - personal email

08:30 - 09:00 - referee younger two while trying to get on the elliptical

09:00 - 10:20 - work out/shower/my begin table school... after this I'm usually done with my shower/mourning routine and we do couch school.

10:30 - 1:20 - Errand for Michael

1:30 - 1:45 - ACK missed the time for yogurt while I was out running errand, sinus' head ache killing me; Arielle reads Science and Japanese with younger two so I can grab lunch.

So thankful for Arielle and Nolan's help today. They made a stressful day "workable."  Here she reads a Japanese folktale where a BADGER kills Obasan (Grandmother), cooks her up and puts her in soup. Ojisan (Grandpa) was very sad.  These aren't like Aesop's fables. We aren't finding easy take aways....

1:45 - 2:00 - Family Regrouping

2:00 -   3:30 - Couch school with younger two, older ones had free time

3:30 -   5:00 - Family @ Swan Park - not what we'd planned - but it worked with THIS day. This was a GREAT call. We began talking about the kids wanting to go camping - something we've not found time to do since we've been here.  I agreed to take them camping alone. We can do this. We'll make some plans.

5:00 - 7:00- Add starter to yogurt (will it even work now that timing is off?); make 2 pizzas for the kids (1/2 cheese/1/2 stuff crust turkey pepperoni and 1 turkey pepperoni) and a small veggie for me/ no cheese for me.  Kids set up the tent in the backyard - first step to making a Mom and Kids camping trip work. We have dinner.

 Michael bought this tent and brought it home as a second bag on one of his trips. We've not found time to put it to use - yet.

7:30 - 9:00 - Play games in the tent with kids, watch stars, visit.
Stacia thinks she's NEVER been camping as she's "only been in the trailer."

Michael got home around 8:00 p.m. and had to search for times....Kids sleep in tent - not us. LOL 

10:00 - um....this is NOT yogurt! YUCK!

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