Random Tuesday

*I am currently buried knee-deep in clutter. Papers, craft supplies, photo albums, games, mason jars, markers, files...things that require proper ORGANIZATION and storage are scattered at my feet. Yesterday I decided to purge, pack (and inevitably...panic) as an attempt to bring order to this space. But I'm not sure how or why I always forget that these projects get worse (much worse) before they get better. I tend to get distracted half-way through...go make coffee, break up fights, get the phone, make a meal...you know how the story goes. That's probably why I am spending quality time writing instead of getting the job done. Makes sense.
*Lately I have been concerned that we are eating out too much again. I like to eat real food. Most restaurant food is not "real" food. you know?
*I am so thankful that the school year is over.
*The kids are at their annual summer DVBS program this week put on by the Sterling Mennonite church on Dakota Street. It is a wonderful program, very well run... and quite frankly almost too good to be true. After dropping the kids off in the morning I gun it and peal out of the parking lot as fast as I can, grinning like a crazy person... (imagine ikea commercial with woman running out of store..."start the car!!....start the car!!)... I'm thinking to myself, you people seriously want to volunteer and take my children for 7 hours . entertain them with singing, crafts, dramas, bible lessons, snack and then an afternoon of field trips around the city..... for only $45!!? HA!! are you nuts?!?
 Evidently this church sees this as a ministry opportunity, and I for one appreciate it.
(Our church actually has a really neat day camp too called Grandma's Camp. But it runs at the same time as this DVBS so we've never gone. I''d like the kids to go sometime though).
*We are renting a Yurt this summer in Spruce Woods. I am incredibly excited to cook over an open fire. I have been scanning flyers for an inexpensive camping stove, or a portable BBQ!!! hooray! I am going to wear my bonnet and "Caroline Ingalls" dress like a real pioneer and call kent,  "Charles" while we're there. Maybe he'll hunt deer and set out bear traps.
*I must confess do not know how to spell. I DO NOT. I will admit to knowing that my blog is FULL of spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. Sometimes I go back and correct things, sometimes I do not.
*I have now started shopping at the Carman Manitoba M.C.C store. I stop there on my way to the Winkler MCC store visit my mom in Winkler. Picked up this sweet little set of drawers/side table for ONLY $20 last week. Almost had to fight for it (one lady started measuring it while I was in line!!-how dare she). It looks handmade and is very solid. Might stain it a pretty blue colour or leave it as is.
*Brontë joined the running club at school this spring and did the Super Run at the Manitoba Marathon.
I'm thrilled that she inherited my athletic prowess, and love of exercise. Kent took this picture because at the time I was busy completing the full marathon.  26 miles. yup, i was. (nope i wasn't).
Brontë running with a few friends from school. Yay!!!
*We found out that our new house will not be move-in-ready until the middle of September. For some reason I feel relieved by this fact and am now inspired to shop for potted plants and garden vegetables for the back yard. (i know that doesn't make sense to you, but it makes sense to me).
*I have not showered in 3 days because of a nasty cold and chest infection.
*It has been quite fascinating watching the new Bomber football stadium taking shape. It looks amazing!
Not quite sure however if the Bombers will actually be playing in the stadium this fall as predicted?? I'm no architect or construction worker... but I have a feeling this building will not be ready for the next football season...unless the plan is to provide hardhats and steel-toed boots with every ticket sold. one never knows.
Please feel free to pop by at anytime to see my messy office, unwashed hair, new side table, and empty soon-to-be-filled flower pots, in person.


Angeline Schellenberg said...

Glad you enjoyed your Sterling week! Mine was different from usual because a) K's too old to go so I don't actually have the house to myself, and b) I had to work 8 hour days most of the week so I wasn't even home. But I'm so glad G's enjoyed herself. (Any time I hear my little religious skeptic singing Bible songs in the shower, it's a good thing.)

Yes, I have an irresistible urge to see your side table and empty pots. When can I come? :)

joyce said...

Christine. Really, let's go on a mcc run, ok? Just get in the car (with nine foot trailer, in case we find awesome stuff...) and go.

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