Wednesday, October 2, 2013

2013 goals, September roundup

Well after last months epic fail I had to get back at it this month. . . Here's the run down. . .

Spanish Chicken & Rice Bake - Loved it.

The Perfect Omelet - Loved it. We used to make omelets for dinner on a regular basis, but got out of the habit somewhere along the way. I will definitely be adding this idea back into our regular meal plan because it is so easy, requires hardly any prep time, and is super cheap!

Cheesy Crockpot Chicken - Loved it. Cooked on low for 6 hrs and the chicken was perfectly tender. Served it over white rice with some asparagus on the side. Will be making this again!

Baked Wild Rice and Beef Casserole - I'm actually making this tonight, but I am counting it for September anyway since it was on the menu for the past few weeks. I plan to put the mushrooms on the side (Brandon is not a fan) and use mozzarella cheese instead of swiss (neither of us are a fan).

This month I divided each verse into two weeks, to meet my goal of two scriptures a month.

John 15:4 - 5 "(4) Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. (5) I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."

Two verses I have heard a million times, but it was good to really reflect on the words and meaning. We have the choice to bear much fruit, or remain fruitless. . . totally 100% in our hands. Pretty powerful if you ask me.

Ok. . . let's have a little chat. How in the world do all you people find time to read for personal enjoyment? Between taking Clara to all of her appointments (currently in OT twice a week, ECI once a week, and then misc appointments that seem to come up more often than not), battling with insurance over some coverage issues (which feels like a full time job), working part time, trying to maintain a somewhat organized house, and not to mention being present and playing/doing therapy exercises with Clara everyday at home, I have zero time for reading. None. I'm not looking for pity, I just know there are people/moms out there WAY busier than me who somehow manage to read frequently. But it just isn't working. If I wait until evening I will fall asleep two pages in. Guaranteed. But Clara's nap time is not an option because that is when I squeeze in & get a lot of my job/work stuff done. So. . . I might just have to adjust my expectations on this one. There is a season for everything, right?

Blogging & Computer clean up
Doing what I can, when I can, but that is about all on this front. :)

Cannot believe it is October 2nd. Which also means that Clara is 17 months old today. Cannot believe this little fact either. Here's to hoping I can take her monthly pic and get a post written before the calendar strikes November! Have a great day!


  1. Oh! I am excited about your recipes! I've been adding new ones into rotation and love when I can count on a review (ie. love it!). Also, if it takes you months to finish a book, if you enjoy it, who cares. I sometimes read way more and sometimes get a page completed and pass out, but I enjoy the books as I go. Keep up the good work!

  2. Yum I want to go try the omelet right now... even though I just ate lunch.

    Also, I cannot fathom having the time/energy to read an entire book again, like, ever.

  3. The only way that I have time to read is by checking out books on CD from the library. I just put them on hold from home and then pick them up at the library (or library drive-through). I don't know if this is an option for you but I love listening to books in the car!


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