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Saturday, January 8, 2011

My Reading List

So I have another list to share. This is my reading list for the year. Usually I just buy books that I see that interests me or maybe someone will suggest a book and I will buy it throughout the year. I've really never had a list, but I got the idea from another lady and decided to "copy" her. Glad she shared! This year I am trying to read more books that will help me to grow as a Christian, wife, mom, and friend. I started out with a list and then I went to my favorite used curriculum store and saw a couple more that sparked an interest and decided to add them. After reading them, I will post a review and let you know what I think of each one so stay tuned. Here's the list!

Sleep It Does a Family Good
One Million Arrows-Raising Your Children to Change the World
Redefining Beautiful
The Mission of Motherhood
Putting God Back in the Holidays
Intimate Issues
Intimacy Ignited
The Family
Raising Maidens of Virtue
Passionate Housewives Desperate for God
Grace is for Sinners
Bringing up Girls
Seasons of a Mother's Heart
The Joyful Home Schooler
The Relaxed Home School
Guiding Your Family in a Misguided World
The Five Love Languages

I am reading The Joyful Home Schooler right now and I am thoroughly enjoying it. It's just what I need right now. I am by nature pretty high strung. I like to have everything "just right" and when it's not, I'm not happy. One of my goals/desires is to relax with my family. I am training myself that it's okay if there are a couple of things on the kitchen counter, it's not the end of the world. Last night I reached a HUGE milestone. We had a family night with pizza and I actually RELAXED with my family, watched the movie and left a few cups in the sink all night. Now, I have to admit that as soon as my feet hit the floor this morning I went straight to the kitchen and took care of it. That may seem crazy to most people, but usually I wouldn't be able to do anything until I had everything "just right". I'm taking baby steps with God's help. I will keep you posted on what I learn through my reading.

So what are you reading?

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

11 Goals for 2011

I decided to set goals for this year instead of just the usual resolution: LOSE WEIGHT. These aren't necessarily in order of importance. Being the person I am, I decided to have 11 for 2011. Just can't resist. :)

1. Read my Bible completely.
2. Find an area to serve at church.
3. Set aside more quality time with my husband.
4. Relax and enjoy my family more.
5. Make homeschooling more fun.
6. Read at least 1 "self help" book each month.
7. Eat/cook healthier.
8. Exercise more.
9. Become a better manager of my time.
10. Learn how to use coupons.
11. Learn how to "freezer cook."

So do you set resolutions or make goals for the new year? I'd love to hear yours!

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Comfy In The Kitchen: Chicken Scaloppini

This is what's for dinner tonight. Love this blog and love trying NEW things!
Comfy In The Kitchen: Chicken Scaloppini: "A short while ago I asked some of my friends to send me some of their favorite recipes. One of my friends, Katie, gave me her favorite chic..."

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Cleaning out the Freezer

I'm taking this week and cleaning out the freezer and cabinets. I wanted to see what I could make with what I have and purchase a small amount to supplement with. So here's what's for dinner this week:

Sunday: Out to eat (Christmas gift cards are great!)
Monday: Roast with potatoes, carrots, and onions (from the freezer) and leftover peas (ladies Bible study night)
Tuesday: Lemon chicken with noodles and green beans
Wednesday: Taco soup (From a jar mix - another gift!)
Thursday: Pinto beans, cabbage, and cornbread
Friday: Pizza
Saturday: Undecided/ I'm not sure what my hubby has planned for the day.

Just share YOUR menu with others too. You never may inspire someone to try something new!