Saturday, February 13, 2010


That's what time I woke up this morning! It's now 5:30 and I've accomplished a few things that needed to be done on my computer. I will most likely be up for the morning now, but will hopefully crash after lunch!! I get this kind of insomnia every version of PMS. It's weird, but that's how my body works. At least it's only for a few days--and hey!--I got some things done! :)

Mike has a meeting at church all morning so it's just K and me this morning. Hopefully, he's in a good mood and will let me veg today. (It's seriously rare for K NOT to be in a good mood, but he had a sitter last night and didn't fall asleep as well as he normally does so who knows.) I'd like to work on my menu for next week, make some hearts to decorate K's door for Valentine' Day and finalize what we are going to do tomorrow. We went to church on Thursday night so I'd like to head to Phoenix for the day tomorrow, but we'll see...

Last night Mike and I had a date to attend a Valentine's Dinner at church. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!! We had delicious food, great company, tons of laughs and fun being just "Mike and Kara" instead of "Mike, Kara and Kaleb" for one night. :) Unfortunately, date nights are rare for us so I truly appreciated our time together last night. K enjoys having a sitter, but doesn't always do bedtime very well without us. I assume that will change as he gets older and then maybe Date Nights can be a more regular thing!!

Mike's dad is not doing well. He sleeps a lot, talks very little, and drinks a small amount of water each day. He is also in much pain many nights. Mike has tickets to fly up in two weeks, but Dan may be with Jesus before that. Though it saddens us greatly to think of life here on earth without such a fun-loving, caring, funny, God-fearing, generous man we are comforted with the blessing of an eternity in heaven that awaits Dan. The other day Mike made a comment about how cool it was that his dad was going to be hanging out with Moses (and other believers from the Bible) some day soon! That IS so cool and what joy we have knowing that we will be with Dan again some day as well. The blessing of heaven is the only way we can find any comfort in the end of Dan's earthly life.

Favorite websites/blogs

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE reading blogs--especially blogs with recipes, deals and household organization tips! In fact time will slip away and I'll have spent hours (hours!) getting ideas from blogs and finding new blogs. So, I thought I'd share some of my favorites so you too can spend hours of your life (never to get back again!) getting great ideas from crafty, witty women! :) (I get most of my recipes from here!) Great website to search for recipes Recipes, photography--awesome! Daily deals More deals Household tips, organization Frugal living Crafts (I've never made anything, but the ideas are fun!) Deals Frugal living and weekly menu ideas A new site for me

I thought it was interesting that the majority of blogs I find are written by other women who love the Lord. Pretty cool! :)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Weekly Menu for February 7, 2010

Last week went pretty well though the Taco Pizza ended up being Tacos since my pizza crust didn't work out. We'll try again this week! :) Oh, the crepes were so delicious that we made more this morning! You have got to try them!!

Sunday--Zucchini, Carrot and Black Bean Quesadillas with roasted potatoes

Monday--Taco Pizza and lettuce salad

Tuesday--Rice and Bean Burritos and cauliflower

Wednesday--Pork Loin and Parmesan Vegetable Saute

Thursday--Chili and homemade rolls

Friday--Valentine's Dinner at church

Saturday--Chicken Cheese Lasagna (but that could change)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Weekly Menu--January 31

I am finding so many new and fun recipes so I thought I'd share them each week...

(Breakfast is usually cereal or granola bars and Lunch is usually leftovers or sandwiches)


Sunday--Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup and Garlic Muffins

Monday--Turkey Taco Pizza with Whole Wheat Pizza Crust and salad

Tuesday--Cheesy Broccoli Potato Soup with leftover Garlic Muffins

Wednesday--Portobello Mushroom Burgers on homemade buns and Sweet Potato Fries

Thursday--Turkey and Broccoli Crepes with green beans

Friday--Baked Chicken Tortillas with brown rice

Saturday--Dinner out at Sweet Tomatoes

If you click on the recipes you'll notice that most of them come from a Finding Joy in My Kitchen, a blog that I came across and LOVE!