Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Year Day Hodgepodge ~ Vol 68

1. The Hodgepodge falls on the last day of February this year, a leap year. How will you spend that extra day? Doing the normal thing... school. Then I have to cook dinner for the family and make a dessert for Ladies Bible Study tomorrow. I also hoped to have time to scrapbook, but that does not look like it will happen today. Hey! After writing and posting this I realized it is only Wednesday. I cook on Thursday and Ladies Bible Study is not until Friday soo... this afternoon I hope to do the scrapbooking instead since I don't have to cook today!!! Yippee!

2. What has recently required a leap of faith on your part? No leaps, just daily walking with only the Lamp of God's Word showing my steps. Can't see into the future. Don't know what will happen. Hubby is still laid off. Unemployment ended a few weeks ago. Must trust God for my daily bread now. Don't know all his plans, but I know I am in his hand.

3. We're one week into the season of Lent...are you marking these 40 days in some way? No Giving something up or adding something extra to normal life? No How's it going so far? Since I am not really doing anything different, things are going fine.

4. When was the last time you sat beside a fire? Bonfire, last fall at church. Small fire for cooking hotdogs, large fire for keeping warm.

5. Surf and Turf is on the menu. Do you order as is or do you ask for just the surf (lobster), just the turf (steak), or a menu so you can select another option? Just the Turf... don't like surf. I am a steak lover though... so that would be fine.

6. If you could have any television program back, not in reruns but in new episodes, what program would you choose? Hmmmm... interesting question. I have a few that came to mind. The Cosby Show... good, clean, family fun. The Waltons... same answer. Little House on the Prairie... love this show, would especially love episodes that follow the books, and thus Laura's real life, better. Those are the first that came to mind... a few of my very favorite shows. I own all the Waltons and all the Little House t.v. episodes on dvd and watch them over and over, often. Oh, maybe add to that Happy Days... I used to love that show. I could go on... but I will stop.

7. They say an elephant never forgets. These days would you say your memory is more like an elephant or a gnat? More like an elephant. Not that I never forget, but I have a pretty good memory, I think. I try not to get into arguments about things though. When my hubby/children remember things differently I usually just give in... I hate arguing over things where there is no way to prove yourself correct.

8. Insert your own random thought here. Something from my reading of God's Priorities for Today's Woman really hit me yesterday afternoon while I was reading it for Ladies Bible Study. It is nothing new but it made a big impact on how I see my role and my importance in the home, especially with our homeschooling, in a new way. On page 181 it says, " 
A worker at home faithfully makes her husband a priority. She continually looks for ways to do him good. Whatever he entrusts to her - his heart, the running of the home, the raising of the children, the finances - she seeks to guard and care for to the best of her ability." 
I know this. It comes from the Proverbs 31 woman. I just saw things in a new light because of the wording. Last week we had a conflict at home. My husband said some things to me in anger that truly hurt my heart, but there was truth to some of his statements. I have not been as diligent with the boys as I need to be for school. I have not been strong. I have not set my foot down. I have tried to avoid conflict and have therefore appeared weak and have given in to them. It will stop today. They will obey me. We will get ALL of school done today or they will not get their computers. Absolutely no computers will be used until all of the rest of school is done and then any school that needs to be done on the computer will be done in my presence and logged in before the boys go off to do their own thing. Court has entrusted the education of our boys to me and even though he is home most of the time the responsibility is mine, supported by him. But I must stand firm in the face of arguments from my sons. They need firm boundaries. I will not give in today.

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My Kid's Mom said...

hope your husband finds a job soon

EmptyNester said...

I put The Cosby Show and Everybody Loves Raymond for number 6 but I forgot all about the Waltons and Little House! I loved those shows! Still do! And Touched by an Angel was great too! And...LOL

DD said...

Thank you for sharing the excerpt from the book. Sometimes it is hard to really become the boss with your children, especially when the issues sneak up on you and don't seem all that bad at first. It is something I struggle with and my husband points it out to me more often than I would like. I guess that means that I need more help/work that I would care to admit.

April said...

Loved both The Waltons and The Cosby Show! It was nice to watch something on TV without having to cover your eyes or ears! Times sure have changed!

Me said...

I know how you feel about not putting your foot down because of your dislike for conflict...i am the same exact way! Good luck staying strong!


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