Monday, March 25, 2013

Still Here!

I am still here, friends. We have just been so busy, and there seems to be no way to slow down the train!  We have another week off this week, but it is already parceled out in commitments and crises. That is really not a complaint. I can't imagine this week's obligations were we still all in school. I have missed posting on the blog and commenting on others. If I have neglected you--sorry. I am really no busier than anyone else, just not very good at time management. I have not spent the time with the Lord that I should either. I can see the attitude changes that come with that kind of neglect!

Today, I want to "Bless my home" as FlyLady suggests on Monday, cook a really nice sit-down supper for the family and spend some good time with the kids--even if it is really mostly school work. We are together most of the time, but I always worry that I don't spend time doing things with them that I should. 

I would like to say a special good morning to my friends BRM, Miss Janice and Miss Sheila. You each inspire me to be a better person.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Our Trip To the Palmetto State

We we able to get out of town for the day, and we all decided to visit South Carolina.
We all were able to go to our favorite places--we will post more soon--here is Gertie on her way into Hobby Lobby!
I had to get some yarn to keep going on the afghan.  Gertie likes this soft yellow color. I do too.

Next Stop:  cross stitching and embroidery thread!  Gertie likes the J & P Coats best, but she also loves the DMC colors Hobby Lobby carries.  She had a great time looking at all the fabrics and sewing notions.  I bought a new crochet hook using my 40% coupon!

Music Festival 2013

That time of year again--Music Festival.  This event allows the instrumentalists and piano and voice students to perform selections for judges. We have done this for about 9 years now, but the kids still get nervous!  This year, for the first time, DS2 (far right) earned the First Place designation. DS1, the man with the tie, won 2nd place. DD was (at least to Mom) the most beautiful of all the participants.  Our dear family friend, Maurice S., placed 3rd. 

We are so grateful to be able to have music in our home. Our beloved teacher, Mrs. Ann, teaches the children much more than piano skills:  she teaches them about deportment, steadfastness, hard work and respect.  She is a blessing to all of us.