Monday, June 24, 2013

Book Review: Without a Word: How a Boy's Unspoken Love Changed Everything by Jill Kelly

Without a Word was a powerful story of a mom's love for her son.  I wasn't real sure how I would like the book. I know nothing of the "famous" football player since I am not a sports fan. I had no idea what the story was really about. I cried right along with the author when her son died. I know the feelings all too well, having lost 3 children to m/c. It was such a sweet story about how they eventually turned to the Lord and were able to use their son's death for good. Excellent story. I am so glad I picked it up.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Book Review: The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives That Make You Feel Alive by Brendon Burchard



The Charge is just what I needed to get myself back into the swing of things. I needed a reminder that I needed to get up and GET going if something was going to get accomplished. The author was very inspiring and had so much energy you could just feel it by reading the book. Highly recommend to anyone in a slump.

Menu June 23 - July 6, 2013

This is the 4th week of eating THM. I am going to change things up a little and do some e-meal, even though I hate them.  I want to do more for breakfast because that is the meal I struggle to eat.

Breakfast:
Kefir Smoothie E& E
Overnight No Cook Oatmeal - E
Coconut Macaroon Muffin - S
Strawberry Vanilla Coconut Smoothie
Lemon Mug Muffin
Cream Cheese Danish


Lunch/Supper:
Balsamic Vinegar Chicken - E
Tomato, Spinach, and Bean Burrito - E
Low Carb Reuben Casserole - S
Sausage and Peppers - S
Russian Cutlets - S 
Cheeseburger Cauliflower
Where is the Crust Pizza 

Snacks:
Cookie Dough Yogurt -S
Cottage Berry Whip - FP
Strawberry/raspberry with Greek Yogurt - FP
Pizza Dip - with Joseph's Pita Bread -S
Taco Dip (using recipe above for base) with Joseph's Pita Bread - S
Fruit Pizza -Almond/nut crust?   cream cheese with fruit arranged on top. - working on recipe for this.

Weekly Goals June 23 - 29 2013

It has been so long since I did my goals. Time to start again. I miss having some goals to try to reach, but for some reason I fell off the wagon for several weeks. Not smart. So I am BACK!



My Goals for this THIS week 


Homemaking
- Organize Coupons
- Piano and Violin Practice 5 times a week.
- Make Kefir, butter, and yogurt every other day.


Family/Relationships/Ministries/Marriage
- Game Night
- Write a note
- Finish up dates with children 

Personal
- Memorize Ps: 1:1-4
- Finish and Start reading: Tom Sawyer, Caddie Woodlawn, Cheaper By the Dozen, Cleaning House, - - Sing Down the Moon, and All of a Kind Family.
- Walk/Run 3 days a week - Week 1 of Couch to 5K 

Blogging
Complete the Blogging Challenge. I have 1 thing for each day I want to blog about.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Book Review: Getting to Yes


 Getting To Yes by Roger Fishers

I am really not sure WHY I wanted to read this book. But I did. I almost didn't finish it.   Not that the book was bad, but it really didn't help me in my situation... or should I say it was not what I was expecting it to be.  I am not sure if I learned much of anything that I didn't already know.   I am thinking I need to be in the busines world to understand why this is a "great book".  Negotiating isn't done in anger. It won't work.  I think most days people think they can just plow there way to what they want, no matter who it hurts.  No one is going to change their mind unless you can get them sold on your idea. That is very elementary. I didn't need a book to tell me what.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Weekly Goals June 2 - 8, 2013

It has been so long since I did my goals. Time to start again. I miss having some goals to try to reach, but for some reason I fell off the wagon for about 6 weeks. Not smart. So I am BACK!



My Goals for this THIS week 


Homemaking
Organize Coupons
Piano and Violin Practice 
Make Kefir, butter, and yogurt every other day.


Family/Relationships/Ministries/Marriage
Game Night
Write a note
Finish up dates with children 

Personal
Memorize Ps: 1:1-4
Finish and Start reading: Tom Sawyer, Treasure Island, and Grandma's Attic.
Walk/Run 3 days a week - Week 1 of Couch to 5K 

Blogging
Complete the Blogging Challenge. I have 1 thing for each day I want to blog about.

Menu June 2 - 15 2013

 This is the 4th week of eating THM. I am going to change things up a little and do some e-meal, even though I hate them.  I want to do more for breakfast because that is the meal I struggle to eat.

Breakfast:
Kefir Smoothie E& E
Overnight No Cook Oatmeal - E
Coconut Macaroon Muffin - S
MIM chocolate - S
Cookie Dough Yogurt - S
Cottage Berry Whip with Skinny Chocolate w/ cream cheese - S

Lunch/Supper:
Chicken Gyros - E
Balsamic Vinegar Chicken - E
Vegan Lentil Soup - E
Tomato, Spinach, and Bean Burrito - E
Low Carb Reuben Casserole - S
Sausage and Peppers - S
Sloppy Joes - S
Russian Cutlets - S