A Little Cloudy for Reflecting Today

Once again I had the beginning of a good post started in my head, but nothing to jot down ideas.  Maybe I should take to writing on my hand?

Today was one of those days that I just could not get going.  I was advised by one of the wonderful ladies at Christian Homesteader that those bad days happen and we just need to accept them and take the rest they bring.  So after getting up with Lexi at 5am instead of getting my quiet time things done I watched the news and then fell asleep on the couch.  We did chores, I had my morning internet time (it went on too long).  I went upstairs and Kristen wanted to show me the exercises her friend gave her so I let her torture my midsection for 15 minutes.  It wasn’t the worst of tortures because I couldn’t stop laughing at how out of shape I am!!  But if it motivates me and encourages her then I’ll do exercises with her but only twice a week.  Three days I’m back on the treadmill for 50+ minutes (and multiple chapters of Mitford books!)

After lunch and doing science with Kristen (for the record, in just one module I’ve learned more than I ever cared to know about paleontology and how to pronounce pre-historic names.  I’m not a Uniformitarian though I do believe in the Big Bang:  God said “Let there be light!” and BANG there was light.  I tend to lean more toward Catastrophism when it comes to rock formation and fossil layers and strata and blah blah blah!  Gosh, I never thought most of those words would ever come out of my fingertips let alone be properly pronounce out of my mouth!) I then promptly fell asleep on the couch again.

And while I’m confessing things, I thawed some butter creme frosting and ate it with pretzels.  I love sweet and salty and it was really good!  While the girls went to the barn for their riding lesson (I stayed home because 60-some degrees with a breeze was too cold for me today) I made potato chip cookies for home instead of the Sunday School kids.  For home means I used fresh milled soft white wheat flour, Sweet Leaf baking sugar and sucanat.  I’m playing with the recipe to reduce the sugar – it calls for 1 1/2 cups total plus a cup of butterscotch baking chips.  Anyway, I ate cookie dough, got Kurt to try it and when his little face lit up I offered to make a sheet of the cookies without the baking chips.  I now have 4  homemade cookies of ALL the cookies we make that Kurt will eat.  The short list?  (I know you want to know):  Mint Thins, Sugar Cookies, Potato Chip Cookies (without the chips) and Pumpkin  Snickerdoodles.  The little kid that won’t eat pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread LOVES pumpkin snickerdoodles.

I think I’ll go to bed at 9pm tonight while there is still family up and about and I can fall asleep before Lexi goes into the crate for the night.   I have about a 1/4 of the 2nd Father Tim book to finish.  I’m not sure what I’ll read when I’m done with the series for the 2nd time, maybe some of Karra’s schoolbooks  I haven’t kept up with 🙂

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