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tuesday ten - 5

ten random thoughts on tuesday


Thanks to a post by my friend susie, I remembered I had fresh cantaloupe in the fridge this morning and had several thick slices for a mid-morning snack (and I would like to point out that there is a box of Krispy Kremes on the kitchen counter that my dad brought over for the kids that I did not touch...uh-huh...that's right) 


It was so yummy. So fresh and juicy and sweet...and I started thinking....cantaloupe is *so* good.  How can someone bite into a piece of cantaloupe and not believe in God?  I'm just sayin'.  How? 


I bought organic apples this weekend at the regular grocery store instead of Whole Foods (oh why can't there be a Whole Foods closer to me?).  I guess because they want to keep them super separate from the rest of the fruit they wrap them in this tape that says "organic" all over it.



So my dad looks at this bowl of apples and reads the tape out loud and then asks, "yeah, but is that *tape* organic?"...everyone is a comedian in my family...hmmm... I suppose it's a good point though.



I just recently learned (from Martha Stewart) that 2% milk is not that much less fat than whole milk.  I guess I always thought 2% was compared to 100% (so you know 98% less fat) which would be really good except that it doesn't make *any* sense at all because milk that was 100% fat would be...well, gross and kinda thick but anyway, whole milk is actually 3% fat so 2% is not very different.

We go through about 2 gallons of  milk a week at my house (I have boys remember?) so I decided to switch to 1% and then eventually sneak in skim milk.  I thought this was going to be an issue and take awhile, but  I brought home the first couple of gallons this weekend and the boys didn't even blink an eye. One gallon is already gone.  That is one of the many reasons I *love* having boys.



My kitchen timer is currently a little gingerbread man who is two years old and from the dollar spot at Target.  I have had at least three of the pretty white timer-ish looking timers each of which has completely stopped working (ok, I dropped one of them), but little dollar gingerbread man is still timing things for me. 

All of his numbers have worn off  from use but I have learned where the arrow should be for what amount of time.  My family hasn't though, and they frequently ask me to set the timer for them. So I twist the bottom around and hold it up to the light over the stove and mutter to myself, "okay, that's about even with his eyes so that's five minutes."  I should probably go buy a new one, but I'm kind of attached to him now.


My aunt bought a copy of  "The Dangerous Book for Boys" for Teen O for Christmas.  He now wants a swiss army knife and a new house with bigger trees so he can build a tree house.

Thanks Aunt Kim.

(It's actually a really *neat* book if you have boys in your life and I wouldn't mind the house with bigger trees.)


I am really excited that we are busting out our pop-up camper for the first time this year and heading down to the Tyler area for the weekend!  I'm planning on taking *lots* of photos of all the little towns along the way.  We'll also be in Canton for the First Monday Trade days!!

I haven't been in so long and I can't wait!  If you've never heard of it before it's a giant garage sale/flea market/craft sale where you can find just about anything.  It's been going on in roughly the same spot since the 1850's!  I am going to have so much to blog about when we get back!


Did you know that Easter is just over three weeks away?? 

Yes it is.


(stop shaking your head)

{Sunday March 24th}


A little peek of something I'm working on for Easter:



I have some serious, Easter-y planning, sewing and baking to do.

It will have to wait though, because right now I am headed off to start packing for our camping trip!  Yippee!

I will be posting by proxy the rest of the week so if I don't answer emails, please know I will get back to you soon.


♥ M~

"The angel spoke to the women: "There is nothing to fear here. I know you're looking for Jesus, the One they nailed to the cross. He is not here. He was raised, just as He said. Come and look at the place where He was placed.

"Now, get on your way quickly and tell His disciples, 'He is risen from the dead. He is going on ahead of you to Galilee. You will see Him there.' That's the message."

-Matthew 28:5-7 (the message)


A Sense of the Resurrection: An Easter Experience for Families