Outside my window... it is cloudy and very windy. We are expecting some severe weather later this evening. It has rained quite a bit the last couple of weeks. I am not sure I have seen this much rain in January in quite some time.
I am thinking... better get the laundry done before the big rains hit. I hate to do laundry when it is raining.
I am thankful for... great family and friends. We had a fun (but exhausting) day celebrating the twins (our niece and nephew and godchildren) first birthday on Sunday. It was nice to spend time with family.
|Ella was eager and anticipating cake.|
|Owen was not too excited about cake.|
|Ella after cake was all said and done. She really had fun with the cupcake.|
|Owen after cake was all said and done. He was just not as into it.|
From the kitchen... it is Taco Tuesday. Although it is “Taco Tuesday” at Pablanos (hard shell tacos for 99 cents at a local restaurant) I am making my own version of Taco Tuesday at home. I have been craving a nice crunchy taco!
I am wearing... pajamas. It is nice to lounge around the house in my pajamas. They are comfortable and I can get a lot done around the house when I am more comfortable.
I am creating... a quickie budget. It is part of our homework assignment from our Financial Peace University class last night.
I am going... nowhere. The car is low on gas and hubby has the new car. We are approaching the end of the month and the very end of the budget. Things get a little tight this time of the month.
I am reading... three books at once! Last year I had trouble keeping up with just one book and now I am reading three at the same time.
Total Money Makeover: my January book of the month
Financial Peace Revisited: for our Financial Peace University class
Heaven is for Real: for spiritual growth and inspiration
|Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent|
I swapped Financial Peace for Total Money Makeover since I was behind on our book a month goal. But now we are reading Financial Peace as part of our class. I will be reading it over the next 13 weeks.
I am hearing... the dryer. There always seems to be laundry that needs to get done. Today is a good day to get it all done.
Around the house... there is still so much work to be done – inside and outside. My husband took apart the playground and old wood in the backyard. They were not safe for the kids anymore. Perhaps someday we will install a new set.
One of my favorite things... Everything Dave Ramsey: Financial Peace, Total Money Makeover, The Dave Ramsey Show, etc. He keeps us focused and intense about getting out of debt.
|Financial Peace University|
|Our FPU kit|
Friday: Family meeting – February goals and quickie budget
Saturday: A day to relax with my hubby
Sunday: Five Guys Burgers and Fries with the neighbor
Here is picture for thought I am sharing...
My bounty from Detweiler’s Farm
|This is just a start to get my husband eating (and maybe liking) fruits and vegetables.|
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