Thursday, January 17, 2013

Exciting, Great News from Stacia

 The kids sang the praises of Justin and Christina S for supplying us with NEW sourdough starter.  I made English Muffins today and promised Zander I'd have enough starter for him to make pancakes tomorrow morning.

I finished the Monk series yesterday while I worked out. It's hard to workout when you're in tears....and it made me sad to come to the end. I began the third season of Downton Abbey while I worked out today....and I start each workout by listening/reading the passage for the day from the Chronological Bible. It's working.

Our big news for the day is  STACIA IS NOW A SECOND GRADER!!! She finished her Math and Phonics....she was determined to finish today....I'm proud of her.

I tried a new recipe - Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Lara Bars. They stayed together much better than the ones I've made from Chocolate Covered Katie. I think they're a hit - the one I set aside for my snack was gone by the time I went to grab it. ::snort::

I enjoyed nearly three hours on Skype with BreAnne. Always fun. Always late for her - but she doesn't mind.

I had the "brilliant" idea while making BBQ meatballs for the family to save out some sauce and add Chick Peas to it for me.  I ate it - but I'm not so sure it was brilliant after all. ::wink:: The kale salad was yummy...prompting Stacia and Zander to chant...."Kale yesterday. Kale today. Blimey if it don't look like Kale tomorrow!" ::snort::

Arielle approved of the snack Akikosan brought over tonight. A whole bar of chocolate inside of soft, squishy, white bread....

Michael is still at work. It's 9 p.m. I should go to bed - but I'm dying to continue mapping out some Next Generation Mentoring for women.

I think I'll post the Lara bar recipe and then grab a journal. Yes, obsession works well for me.

Choosing Joy!
©2013 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


Anonymous said...

Congrats to Stacia! It's always fun to see hard work pay off and go to the next level. Ahh, life of the family who lives overseas and tries to eat well and clean and raise our kids in the ways of the Lord. Thankful we can connect in this way if in no other.

Anonymous said...

Stacia: G'Pa & G'Ma are proud of you and want to give you 4 hi-5's. Food looks good. and Arielle you are getting so pretty. Love/prayers to you all. We "2"

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Stacia! woo-hoo!
Bre G; )

Laura said...

Great job, Stacia!

And I know what you mean about the end of Monk. We so enjoyed that show and I was sad to see it end.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Oh, Laura, I'm wondering if I should start over. LOL