Miscellany Monday

1. It’s going to rain this week. I am conflicted. While I have been secretly begging God for rain, it is scheduled to come on the day of my costume photo event. Hmmmm. Wet soggy costumed kids in muddy winery fields. Not fun. I feel a reschedule coming on.

2. I attended a women’s retreat at this last weekend. They had a trail mix bar that was open all weekend. A table full of a ton of containers of different ingredients- gummy bears to wasabi peas. Oh, the combinations. Morning, noon, and night the crack was available to us. I discovered a beautiful combination. Dried pineapple, sunflower seeds, and Heath bits (you know the kind that you buy by the chocolate chips). Trail Mix is not healthy – don’t be fooled. It was delicious, but now I have to kick box for like ten extra hours and go through trail mix withdrawals. Those evil little retreat planning genius people.

3. Speaking of our retreat, I learned a new card game. Egyptian rat slap. I suck at it. I lost big. BUT the upside is you get to scream and slap things. I do both of those things really really well.

4. One more piece of retreat news. Very VERY rustic settings make a great home for the fake centipede on the rim of the toilet seat trick. There was a lot of nervous pee-ers in Berry Patch #8, thanks to the adorable tiny retreat goer and my new friend from the cabin across the way. She shall remain nameless.

5. We’ve been busy with soccer. A good busy. My girl gets on the field and goes to her happy place. She’s scrappy, that one. It’s so fun to watch her. Her team and her coach are fantastic. This soccer mama is sad that we only have four more games.

 6. I have discovered the best time to paint your nails. Get all of your kids buckled in their seats. Turn the car on. Paint away while resting your hand on the steering wheel. Now you have a good 10 minutes or more for them to dry while you drive. Make sure and put your own seat belt on first.

7. I learned a new word today in the sermon today at church.

Chagrin. disquietude or distress of mind caused by humiliation, disappointment, or failure.

8. Today is the end of the first quarter of school. Can’t believe it. We have quarter tests, oil painting projects, and a movie on the agenda. The coming rain will require a fire and pumpkin spice hot chocolate to accompany my afternoon of grading papers and issuing progress reports for my three little students.

9. Have you seen Leap Year? Amy Adams is quite fantastic. It’s a couple of years old, but I just discovered and I love it.

10. When things get tough…  “God, I love you. I don’t love this situation, but I love you. Therefore, I have everything I need to keep putting one foot in front of the other and walk through until I get to the other side of this.” -Lysa TerKeurst.

11. I will leave you with two of my favorite images from this past week. #thankful

Happy Monday.
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8 Responses to Miscellany Monday
  1. Kelli
    October 22, 2012 | 7:28 am

    I have been praying for rain and cooler weather, but now as I sit here and the the rain and wind I find that I really was not ready for it.
    Sounds like a fun womans retreat!

  2. Cara Yeh
    October 22, 2012 | 1:29 pm

    Fun retreat and fun pictures! (Almost) makes me want to buy yellow pants! 😉

  3. Kelly
    October 22, 2012 | 2:20 pm

    We did our costume shoot this past weekend in the fuh-reeeezing cold wind. It was threatening to rain but thank the Good Lord it didn’t. They turned out perfectly too! I just posted a sneek peak in my Misc. Monday post 🙂

    We’re two weeks into our second quarter already! Crazy how fast this goes!

    Love #10!

  4. Jill
    October 22, 2012 | 4:50 pm

    Love the nail polish idea! Brilliant!!

  5. alicia @ la famille
    October 22, 2012 | 6:29 pm

    YOU are funny 🙂 i’m picturing your kids waiting for the car to move while you paint your nails.

    hope the rain stays away for your event!

  6. Heidi (Dearlylovedmist)
    October 22, 2012 | 7:46 pm

    Oh, pumpkin spice hot chocolate. I bought pumpkin spice creamer, but then I told myself I wasn’t going to drink coffee or caffeinated tea for a month. So, just today I was wondering what to do with my creamer…now I know! Thank you!!!

  7. Kelly @ View Along the Way
    October 22, 2012 | 8:29 pm

    OMG – European rat slap! I totally forgot about that game! I remember loving it in college, mostly because I could beat my then-boyfriend-now-husband. Must resurrect it for game nights.

    Also: what is this trail mix bar magic? I’ve never even heard of such a miracle. But it does sound really, really dangerous.

    And final unrelated note: I feel certain that I would want to be friends with you IRL if you lived nearby.

  8. Lisa
    October 24, 2012 | 4:44 pm

    #2: You’re welcome! Crazy addictive fun and such a hit, I don’t think we’ll be able to have a retreat without it (or something similar) again.
    #4: I was the victim of a fake bug prank…placed on my shoulder. Evil and fun at the same time.
    #9: LOVE! Fun movie!

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