whack around here. The picture above is of Lily sitting on my lap while I do my Bible study. I don't think I could get a better combination (baby in lap and Bible in front of me!). I finished my "Conversation Peace" Bible study by Mary Kassian. I don't think I have ever been so challenged! I have lots to work on, but I am up for it. I want a teachable spirit. I long to be more like Christ, especially in my speech patterns. I know I would get myself in a lot less trouble if I "tended" to my tongue more. I want to be a "doer" of the Word and not just a "hearer".
my consequence chart. My sister and I pretty much use the same method, but after much discussion, we decided that it would be best to not take their snack away, but break up the level on electronics. This is going much better, because the kids are not using the "no snack" as a gimme. It is straight to no TV or computer, which is like a slow, painful death around here! Jessica was very excited that we were making a new chart and wanted to help. She was very proud of her hearts! Mama means business now. They are better behaved and it is an easy way to keep track of where all the kids are on the different levels.
sucanat in my tea. Anyone ever tried it? I'm not a huge honey fan, I usually use sugar cubes.
I surprised Jessica on Thursday with a little mother/daughter date. I knew she would be mad at me for getting her hair cut, so I thought I would build our relationship a little. We went to tea house and then went shopping at a few thrift stores. She found a pair of dress up shoes and bought them with her own money. They broke within 4 hours of being home. I took her back today and bought her another cheap pair. It was a fine day and she didn't complain too much about her short hair.
I have been exercising way more. Walking is now high on my agenda. I also am trying to strengthen my weak muscles in my back (I broke my back when I was 15). I walked today for the first time without pain in my lower back! I am going a little farther each day.
I went to the chiropractor today (with all six kids) and she said she could tell a difference. I'm trying to take care of myself a little more. I am a work in progress! Thank you Lord!
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