Monday, March 18, 2013

The life of my

Happy day today!

Let’s recap my week and subsequent weekend in bullets and pictures:

* I made 3 batches of peanut butter cookies for the potluck at work on Friday. I don’t have my hand mixer (its in HI) so since I didn’t feel like killing my shoulder, I made 1 batch at a time, thus taking 3 times as long. C’est la vie.
The first batch, I took out of the oven too early and they were way too chewy.
The second batch, after taking the last sheet of cookies out of the oven to cool, I realized I forgot to add the egg. They’re very.very.dense.
The third batch…just like Goldie Locks, is juuuust right and are absolutely perfect.

I’ll let you figure out which batch I kept at home for myself. *cough* 3rd batch *cough cough*

(and wouldn’t you know, I still got rave reviews on the other batches)

* here’s a taste of how G-man and I text… I’ll see if you can figure it out.
em* I did some spring cleaning over the weekend. Tackling the 2nd bedroom real good like, not to mention it’s closet. I feel accomplished.

* I rearranged all my décor in my dining and living room to give it a fresher look…but really, it all still looks the same.

* Thanks to my amazing mom for giving me the best tip to get stains out of my counter tops. Baking soda + water = paste. Best creation ever. I took it one step further and tested it out on the burnt burner I have and oh my goodness, it got it all out.

What’s even better than me getting the burn mark off the stove, is telling G-man and him using it on his burn mark on his stove and “wowing” over and over at its wonder.

* I made some really really good food.
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* As if my cherry blossom pictures aren’t evidence enough, Spring is definitely here and its pretty.
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* Bloglovin’.. we’re all aware of what’s going on so I’m on the bloglovin’ bandwagon..officially..for good. I’m sure they’re loving all this new traffic to their site. Any way, from here on out, its how I’ll be following/reading blogs, so if you’ve jumped {reader’s} ship, you can follow me here w/Bloglovin'.

* God has given me some mighty good friends. New and old, and they mean a whole bunch to me. Knowing they’re there for me when I need them. Those who will pray and encourage and send me scripture. And those who give me the ear I need.

Last week was a mentally rough week. A lot was going on inside that was leaving me broken and feeling worthless, but God was watching over me. Not only did He give me just what I needed through a very dear friend, He made G-man available to me when otherwise he wouldn’t have been, Friday. In the middle of the day, I was able to share my struggles and pain and it led to a long conversation later that night that left me with so much peace. All of what I had throughout the week evaporated and I thank God for His blessings.

I realize no one knew this was going on. Some knew I was quite cranky last week but I keep rather guarded and hopefully I’m not hurting anyone personally for ultimately keeping it to myself.


I’d love to hear how your weekends went. Have you started your Spring cleaning yet? Have you used the baking soda/water trick before?

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Ross said...

The baking soda and water mix is fantastic and I've used it before. Works on all kinds of things. I'm so jealous of the fact that spring has arrived in your parts. I'm still buried under six feet of snow! We cleaned every square inch of our house over this last weekend but only because we had concrete dust through the entire house!

My-cliffnotes said...

Make me food!

Then make me do bleachers

Megan said...

I'm sorry things have been rough lately!! But I love that you kept the good cookies for yourself. Haha!!

The Heart Of A Woman said...

I am going to try the baking soda mix! Oh I forgot to tell you one thing that happened this weekend... I cried at someone's baby's shower. I just had me a little meltdown. Thankfully only 3 people saw my little melt down.

Amanda Wissmann said...

Oooh! Ahhh! I will totally be trying that trick!

Sorry you had a rough time :( Glad you're surrounded by friends to encourage you!!!

I totally figured out your text....Muwhahahaha!

That food looks AWESOME! My tummy us growling now!

YAY SPRING! for you anyway...we celebrated the first day of Fall today...even though it still feels like summer.

sandi said...

goodness ~ so many things to comment on.

baking soda, vinegar and rubbing alcohol are used a lot as cleaners around here. a sensitive to smells child with allergies, means this momma makes most of her own cleaners. cheaper though!

ahh, spring time. we got our free rita's Italian ice yesterday in honor of the first day of spring. today the high is 41 degrees.

instead of spring cleaning (although I feel like I am constantly cleaning) I do fall cleaning. after spending the summer at home with the children and all the activities I try to cram into that short time, I prefer to deep clean once they are back in school.

since I am a texting virgin ;-) I am clueless...

sandi said...

i am ammending my comment above ~ it's the second day of spring and we are having snow showers. crazy! i need some warm lake weather, soon!


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