i have not been running but tomorrow is the day to start back up. it is TIME.
we went to lunch after church and it was the best lunch the seven of us have had in a VERY long time. the food was good but it was the first time in a loooong time that there was no fighting, whining or complaining from anyone.
it. was. BEAUTIFUL.
it was the kind of hour that can pull you through months of disappointments. a shimmering glimmer of hope. ahhhhh.
thank you lord for that lunch!
my little girls have been playing upstairs now for several hours together and it is so nice. i love when they get lost in their make believe world together.
i am going to create this week.... i miss making things. so i am doing it.
i am going to make something everyday this week.
i don't know what just yet but.... SOMETHING.
monday - friday.
you should too! you and i will both feel awesome by saturday.
my kids are off school today. and monday. today we are cleaning the house (not that it shows...) because it's a wreck.
these are some of my instagrams from the past week or so. you can follow me on IG if you'd like.... i am Meg Duerksen.
have you ever made this Oreo pie? my family LOVES it and it's soooo easy! it's oreo brand pie crust, oreo pudding and cool whip. and it looks fancy and your kids will gobble it up. the recipe is ON the pie crust....yeah that simple.
(not working for oreo....i just LOVE oreos)
sewing is great for stress relief. i am not sure WHY. but it is.
this black feather was in my sheets as i was crawling into bed last week. i screamed SO LOUD FULL ON TERROR because i thought it was a big spider. i woke up the dog. i was all shakey.... i have a fear of spiders. did you guess that?
annie whispered this to me during communion last week. i wrote it down immediately and passed it over to craig.
but how awesome would that be???
i love getting my hair done. i feel so sassy when i leave the salon.
our high school has a fundraiser during half time of the basketball games called Pop-A-Shot kids pay $1 to shoot a free throw and if they make it they get a 2 liter of POP. (i am guessing the pop is donated) TONS of kids run out there to try and it's no big deal if they miss. they can shoot as many times as you have dollars. it is awesome. if your school doesn't do this.... they should. talby made her shot. :)
brad paisley helped me make it through my miles last week. this week i am so tired. but i can't stop. i do get quite tempted to quit very often.
five hours after craft weekend was over my entire family on my dad's side showed up to stay for a few days. my grandmother passed away last week and everyone came together to celebrate her beautiful life. (more on that later)
she would have LOVED to see us all together in one place.
with her cousins at the craft house, annie started to make a flag with my scraps. she reeeeeeally wanted to hot glue it all together. i really didn't want her to but knew i should be encouraging her creativity. she said to me "MOM....when i grow up i am going to be the president and i am going ot make our flag look just like this!" my heart melted.
these are the women in my family on my dad's side. we each chose pieces of grandma's jewelry until it was all divided. my dad made the rule we had to wear what we chose all evening. it was fun. my grandma had a lot of unique and special jewelry. she would have gotten a big kick of the girls wearing it all at once.
kansas sunsets are peaceful.
we don't do valentine's day at our house. we just don't. and i am ok with that. but then it does begin to feel like i am the ONLY ONE in the whole world who doesn't do it. i got bugged about it so i took myself for a massage. it was pretty rad.
i love the relaxation room after the massage. but yesterday it was filled with couples.... and me... and an older lady eating a smelly salad. one couple was kissing and had a bottle of wine. gag. the other two couples had clearly never been there & didn't know it was the RELAXation room and they should be quiet. i kept my book up high to block them all from vision but i could hear them. i finally just went to the steam room to be alone.
i sound like an old lady. i know. i am happy they were going to go get their romance on... i just didn't want to see it.
but the masage and steam were fabulous.... yay.
happy valentine's(that i don't celebrate) to me!
i had five minutes at barnes & noble and i spent 4.5 of them in the line. i wished i had bought the Travel Africa magazine because it looked cool! i don't want to cycle in africa... but i do want to Travel Africa.