Monday, September 19, 2011

Our Weekend

Outside my window...Sand and lots of it. A bunch of men playing cricket in the lot next door. Scooters and men. The temperatures have begun to drop here though. Funny, but "only" 100 degrees out doesn't make me pass out like it used to!

I am thinking
that my week looks too busy for comfort. I hate when I am so overwhelmed that I feel like I can't do anything. The proverbial deer-in-the-headlights scenario.

I am smelling
chocolate brownies and cinnamon room spray. I create for myself Fall in any way that I can!

I am thankful
for friends, both old and new who hold me when I'm down and make me laugh.

From my kitchen-
Moroccan Chicken and couscous, baked ziti and garlic bread, chicken pot pie with homemade pie crust.

I am wearing
comfy pajamas after ridding myself of my ironed school clothes.

I am creating
a better schedule to live by. Life with a baby is tough on my study habits. And also, a fall wreath. Because the two go hand in hand, don't you think? No time to study? Eh. Might as well make a wreath.

I am going
along with the flow of things. Nap time for Grace means nap time for me!

I am reading
my Arabic text books, the book of Luke, and

I am hoping
Grace sleeps through the night. And that I complete my homework.

I am hearing
my new neighbor drilling holes in the wall, Grace crying from her crib, the click of our ceiling fan.

We Decided
on what our family devotional should look like. Now to implement....

Our Music-
Jack Johnson, worship in Arabic, classical music

Our Viewing-
the entire Bourne trilogy, Eddie Murphy's Imagine That, and an episode of Dance Moms!

One of my favorite things- my new food processor! I'm so excited for all of the things that it can do. It is no KitchenAid Mixer (ahh, one day!) but it made mixing pie dough, dicing chicken, and chopping onions, all that much faster. And it will soon be put to use making baby food!

We're looking forward to getting caught up on things that we have let slip. These past two-three weeks have been a whirlwind and hopefully things will settle down/fall into a routine.

A Glimpse Within-(I'm a good wife. Even though we live in a divided household, with me being a lifelong fan of the University of Florida and Ian being a fan of the University of Georgia, I'll dress my daughter in his team's garb to make him happy.

Even if she'd look a lot cuter in blue and orange.

And even if my team is better.)


Emily said...

Go Gators!! :) Can you watch replays of games or anything over there? That's probably a stupid question, sorry!

Tami said...

What a great post! As I was reading through it I found myself nodding my head at so many things. I agree- we have to make it feel like Fall anyway we can and 100 degrees feels pretty good after some of the days we've had. :)

Alison said...

So cute!!! Love her cheerleading uniform!

Rachel and John said...

Love this format!! Grace is so cute in her red outfit, but to be fair she should have one from your school too!

Lauren said...

cute post! glad you can see some fall even if you don't have true "fall" in your neck of the woods!

Kayla Rae said...

What a cute post! I'm stealing it :)

Jessica said...

Aww, you are a good wife for letting Grace wear Ian's colors :-) For what it's worth, she is adorable!!

Callie said...

Ha, love the football garb! Good for you for dressing her up for Ian's team.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Gooo DAWGS, sic 'em! She's an adorable baby bulldawg.