Sunday, December 16, 2012

Catch Up Post

So apparently, I'm a "post every two weeks or so" kind of blogger.  Meh...I'm not sure that's really going to change.  There are times I post multiple times a week, then there's times I don't post for several months.  I guess it just depends on what's going on in life and what I have to say about it. :)

I think I'm going to go with bullet points for this post.

  • Last night, I ran into some people from the church I grew up in.  Mike and Jacquie taught a Sunday school class I was in for a couple of years and Brad, their son, was just a few years older than me in youth group.  It was fun to catch up, see Brad's kids, hear about life for them now.
  • I've decided to join The Village Church.  This is ironic, because it was a church I wasn't even willing to visit, because of a preconceived notion I had developed.  Some wonderful Houston friends encouraged me to visit when I was struggling with the church I'd been visiting, and I'm so glad they did!  I should know better than to have preconceived notions...but I guess I'm still learning!
  • I absolutely LOVE YNAB.  If you don't have a system for how you keep track of your finances, I definitely recommend it.  It is easy to use.  It is easy to keep up with.  It is a one time fee of $40.
  • I'm finished with my Christmas shopping!  Almost everything is wrapped.  I'll probably finish up wrapping today.  Mom, Dad, Angela and I will do our Christmas celebrating next Saturday night at my house.  I'm excited to host and to hang out as a family!  (It also means that school will be out for Christmas break!)
  • I was at a Christmas party this week and was blessed and encouraged by all the people that were interested in my fostering process...and even simply the fostering process in general. Many were completely unfamiliar with how it works, and I was encouraged to be a part of raising awareness.
  • I am truly loving the Christmas decorations around my house.  They make me smile.
  • There are features of the Maps app on the new iphone OS that I like and some that I don't.
  • I'm ready for two weeks off work.  The kids are ready for two weeks off school.  We usually only have three weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  This year, it is four weeks.  Teachers have already been talking about the difference.  Yikes!
  • I have two new tutoring students.  The Lord is definitely blessing me with more work.  Thankful.
  • Friday night, I went to Humperdinks for the first time.  A few Houston girls have moved to DFW in the last few years and we had a mini reunion.  It was good to catch up!  We laughed a lot. :)  We were in Arlington, on Six Flags road, and I heard some girls screaming on Judge Roy Scream.  I always think of Six Flags as a summer time place, but it made me smile to think back on youth trips and family trips I took there.
  • I'm co-sponsoring our Lone Star Challenge team.  I'm learning a lot about Colonial America, this year's topic.  Right now, I'm reading all about medicine and science in Colonial America.  Did you know that time period is when inoculations began?  I don't know that I'd thought about it before.  We are provided with a lot of content, but they suggest students read books, watch movies, play online games, etc...all on Colonial America.  I've started a working list.  Any suggestions to add would be most appreciated! :)

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