Thursday, June 28, 2012

Thursday Thoughts v.6.28.12


Linking up with Sar for another round of Thursday Thoughts.

Here's what's on my mind this week:


We lost one of Sarah's best friends this week at the much too young age of 26. I've been breaking into tears at random moments. I cry for the loss of Chelsea, I cry for my daughter because she lost a great friend, and I am absolutely heartbroken for her parents. I can't even begin to fathom what they are going through. It shouldn't take a tragedy such as this to remind us how important it is to tell those you love exactly how you feel. Please remember to hug your children often.


We are getting closer to actually painting the house. After many repairs and much primer, Wally power washed the house this week. Then we spent a small fortune yesterday on paint. Still need the weather to cooperate, though, and it looks like we'll see a small window of good weather next week. Too early to tell!


I was searching through my recipes the other day and decided that I need to do a much better job of organization. I use a recipe card box, just like my mom did. Unfortunately, it's filled to the brim and the overflow has spilled to several other locations. I have recipes on pages cut from magazines, recipes I've printed from emails from friends, recipes on scraps of paper, and some recipes I only have electronically. I used to try to convert all the different formats to recipe cards and file them away. I'm way past that point now. I think I'm going to try using an old photo album with plastic sticky pages and just insert the page/sheet/note as-is. My current recipe cards should fit 4-6 to a page, too. Might be a good time to review and toss those recipes I don't use. I'd love to hear how you keep track of all of your recipes!



Hard to believe it's almost July! We have a busy month planned. In addition to painting, we hope to catch Wally's former little leaguer in action next week when the Mariners host the Baltimore Orioles. The following week we get grandkids Kayden and Ava for the week, and look forward to ferrying them to soccer camp. Later in the month we head to Loon Lake in E. Washington for a long weekend to visit good friends. We should finally see some hot weather there! We close out the month by going to the Mariner Hall of Fame game with my sister and her husband. Whew...when did I ever find the time to work?

And how is your week going?


  1. Praying for Chelsea's family and for you and Sarah!

    I keep my recipes in a binder with dividers between sections like breakfast/desserts/chicken/etc. It took forever to get them all switched over, but it is so much easier to find things now!

  2. <3 I love you. Hope you feel loved every single day.

  3. I also keep my recipes in a binder (in plastic sheets so if they get gunk on them I can wipe it off). I think you've inspired my mom to organize her recipes, too. Love to you, Sarah, and Chelsea's family.