I don’t think we’ve quite got the grasp of potty-training. I dunno. You tell me. Truthfully, it’s been the last thing on our minds this Fall, but we are gearing up for some Intentional Attempting soon. Please begin praying immediately.
We had a fantastic weekend which included building a hayloft and then having 25 Young Lifers come and camp out at the farm. But now my car won’t start, I have a dentist appointment Wednesday, and the weather looks groooooss for the Hayride Friday night. Also, the fridge is empty and Curt is leaving for a business trip that will bring him back the morning of the Hayride. I smell disaster. I’m having a little trouble coping at the moment. I am considering leaving for the Bahamas (by taxi) and not telling anyone.
So let’s focus on three fantastic things before the tears runneth, eh?
1. The recipe swap is ON! Way to respond, Peeps. If you’d like to participate, read this post, and then email me your best week of 5 menus by November 1st. katiemulder AT gmail DOT com
2. This pattern has restored my desire to k-nit again. Maybe it’s the weather, maybe it’s the quick gratification of a small item of clothing, but either way this pattern is a winner. It works great over Ry’s jean dresses but should be a tad longer when worn just with pants. Those are just notes to myself for next time: I’m working on another one to give away here on the blog. Woo-hoo! I tried to get an action shot for you this morning, but my child is wicked-fast these days.
3. This book: The Lion Day-By-Day Bible. Books and reading tend to fall under my umbrella in this house, but the Boy pulled a switcheroo on me last week and I couldn’t be more pleased. We’ve been looking for a children’s story Bible for some time now, though admittedly half-heartedly and with little inspiration. The art is often cheesy, the stories are too long, the application a bit too blah… I’m a literal snob, I confess. I was nervous to try this out… but it has been amazing. Every day at the end of dinner we pull it down off the top of the refrigerator (the only place in the house Ry has not figured out how to ransack) and read the story that corresponds to the calendar day. The stories are accurate and concise. An entire reading takes less than 3 minutes. The language is full of action (perfect for our non-verbal child) and reads very much like a younger Message version. The illustrations are non-cartoon-ish. I truly am so impressed. It will certainly be applicable long after she is a toddler and well into middle school years. So, it’s great. If you’re in the market, check it out. And if you’re over for dinner, be prepared for Ry to sign BOOOOOOOK about 70 times when she’s down to her last two bites.
And now to check on Air Bahamian flights…