Sunday, June 24, 2007

Menu Planning

I've tried in the past to do menu planning. I have been unsuccessful. If I make the menu and stick to it I do pretty well. But if we eat out or I don't like what I've got on the menu or the menu gets repetitive I give up.

I'm gonna try again. If I do 2 or three different menu plans and swap them from time to time I'll do better. And it won't seem as repetitive. We'll see how it goes.

I'm blogging about this cause I got an email from Aldi about their new menu planning site.

It looks really cool. (as cool as a menu site can be) And it automatically makes your shopping list for you. It has all the bells and whistles and it looks like they have some decent recipes. So go check it out!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

I stayed, I folded, I conquered. . .

the laundry that is. This is what I've been doing all day.



I lost count but I think it was about 8 loads. 2 of those were sheets and blankets that I just forgot about. So I "cowgirled up", fought the temptation to sit and read all day long and made about 20 trips up and down the stairs.

Not fun but I'm done with the mountain of laundry that has been growing in my basement laundry room. Yippee!!! Plus I caught up on some TV Land Classics while I folded. DH and the kiddos can have a wonderful time putting it all away. I'm D-U-N.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Prayer Request- Please Pray!!!

I'm probably going to be offline for a bit cause I'm going to visit my dad in the hospital.

My dad has been in the hospital for most of this past week. He was throwing up blood and they put him in the ICU. My mom is worried. I'm not super worried but I'm going to go help out anyways. My dad is a big people person (pastor) so I think it will be good to go see him. It should lift his spirits.

A little info about my dad. His name is Jonathan McGuire. He has been a pastor in the Church of God for over 30 years. He has 4 kids and 5 grandkids. He's one of those people who'd give you the shirt from his back. He loves to tell a bad joke.

The doctors are toying around with the diagnosis of Cirrhosis of the Liver. Which doesn't sound right cause he doesn't drink. I've been reading up on it online. We are praying that the doctors are wrong. I know that they are trained professionals but God is the great physician. He can heal my dad. Please pray!

Here's a photo of my dad. Just in case you want a face to go with the name.

I thought I'd include this scripture from James 5:13-16:

13. Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.

14. Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:

15. And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

16. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.