Saturday, October 27, 2007

Little Things I'm Missing About London


Much better prices on organic (What is up with nearly $7 per gallon for organic milk?!)


My electric tea kettle

Digestive biscuits

Covent Garden

Museums like this one and this one and this one

The hustle and bustle of the city

Our happy little town

The accent

Lots more things, but I'm making myself sad, so I must stop.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Back and Kids Stuff

I've been away from the blog-o-sphere for over one month according to the date on my last post. Unbelievable! I'm going to try to update more regulary, now that our lives at home are in back to semi-regularity. So, if I do have any readers left after my long absence, hopefully you'll have something new to read on a fairly regular basis. I do have to say, though, that the break provided me with a freedom that I have enjoyed. Not being so tied to regular posting, not wondering about comments, etc. were freeing for my mind and heart during a season where my mind has been consumed with lots of other real-life stuff, such as re-establishing rhythm and routine to our American life, jumping back into my ministry role at church, and unpacking. Oh! And homeschool!

Anyhoo, we are starting a new little fun family thing at our house tonight. We are establishing "kid days". Each child in our family will have a day once a month when it is "their" day to have some special time with mom and dad all by themselves. They will also get to choose a special breakfast and get their meals served on the special red plate. We'll be using the children's birthdays to figure out when these days will be. For example, my son's birthday is on September 19, so on the 19th of every month, it will be his special day. Tonight, we're taking him out to dinner, while grandma watches his sisters and then we're going to make a list of things to do during the next year on his special day. I'm hoping to come up with lots of inexpensive ideas. We want this time to be a blessing for each child, to let them know they are special and unique, a time to listen to them and give them individual attention. But what we don't want is lots of expense. So, that's why for this first time, we're making the list for the year.

So, what's been up with you, long lost readers? How are things in your world?