Today is our one millionth snow day. Tomorrow will make one million and one. Sigh. I feel like I’ve been pretty inconsistent around these parts lately, but honestly I just don’t really know what to type. I feel like I don’t have much to offer you sweet people. All my feelings are wild and crazy and swirly and sometimes I feel like I just can’t put my thoughts into words. So on those days I’ve chosen just to sit tight and let the day slip by without typing. I wish I had the words. I like blogging. I like you kind people.
I will tell you my tooth saga still has not ended. I braved the snowmageddon weather here in Tennessee just to put a final end to my crazy tooth journey only to get there and find out yet again, this dang crown does not fit. To make myself feel better I ventured into the super Target I never get to go to and knocked out all kinds of snowpacalypse grocery shopping which needed to be done.
Too Many Snow Days Fact #3: When our kids have all these dang snow days our grocery budget is blown for the month. They eat breakfast and several lunches during the week at school…for free. Soooooo, no school means give them all the food of the world. Budget shot.
The other day I made something super glorious. Double THIS recipe, but instead of all chocolate chips put in a mixture of chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. Press the whole concoction into a greased 9×13 pan and bake at 350 for 30 minutes or so. I was pretty crazy smitten. Especially when we warmed one up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Hold the phone.
The March Bible Journaling class is just right around the corner. I am probably embarrassingly excited about it. The class was full, but then people backed out. I now have 5 spots available. If you’d like to join us shoot me an email at pitterpatterart at gmail dot com
Pretty pumped too because I’ve got some Timbali zip pouches ordered for the class as well. These will be available to purchase. I use mine to hold all my Bible journaling supplies. It’s the perfect size and the ladies who make them are incredible. Empowering woman with every purchase.
I’m a big lover of mail. Every week I mail something to someone…it’s one of my quirky commitments for 2015. Long live snail mail. My mom did this. She was always mailing encouragement. She lived about 10 minutes from us and still mailed us and the kiddos cards for every single occasion. Reading through Acts showed me yet again how important it is to be an encouragement to others. Paul was constantly encouraging because of Jesus in him.
“Brothers, if you have any word of encouragement for the people, say it.”
“…strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in their faith…”
“…encouraged and strengthened the brothers with many words.”
“…they rejoiced because of its (a letter) encouragement.”
“..after encouraging them…”
“…and had given them much encouragement.”
God is constantly reminding me how important it is to encourage one another.
And I’m officially in the groove of grocery shopping with 5 kiddos. It’s not always pretty, but it gets done. At first I just lamented in the car and dreaded it, but then I got courageous and was all like “Let’s do this. There are people in the world with 10 kids who grocery shop with all them. I can swing 5.” Now it’s old hat. Plus, at Target there’s the glorious concession stand and on good days we celebrate our grocery trip survival with popcorn and icees.
There you have it. All the important things I just had to relay to you on this snowy Tennessee Thursday. It’s bath night, so I’m off to tag team all the baths with Josh Kelley. Then a movie and some fun snacks. We shall survive.