March 25, 2011

week's end

from the garden
Whew! That was a busy week. Between the rainy days and the sunny days, there was a lot of playing, cleaning, and most especially gardening. The girls were all out with me yesterday playing as I was planting. My hands are so calloused and roughed up from all the gardening (and I already have dry hands to begin with). I ought to use gloves but it just doesn't feel the same. I like feeling the soil and bringing it up to my nose and smelling it! Best of all, I love that there are flowers outside that I can bring inside.

But after the days of gardening, last night I conked out in bed. After I read, I meant to go downstairs to snack and get my camera to upload pictures and blog, but then I was so tired I couldn't move and then fell asleep. Ben came upstairs to check on me, which woke me up, and I realized I still had to wash my face, floss, and brush my teeth. I hesitantly got out of bed to do so, but went back in bed to floss, then fell asleep while flossing. Ben had to wake me up to brush my teeth. Man oh man, I was tired. It is a good hard working kinda tired though and not a morning sickness tired. The days are getting better for me... praise God!

Things I learned this week...

- No one is selling any peony plants in our local nurseries.

- These would make the cutest gardening shoes.

- This thrifty challenge sounds like fun.

- My main problem isn't my impatience with the girls, but I have a much too demanding spirit and self-will. I need to be much more unselfish and prayerful about everything, but especially the girls.

- Child commercialism is so deceiving, of course own-ness also must be given to the parents. Watch this documentary.

- This book is such an eye opener. I really love it. Read it.

- Sales like the one over at Ms. Tips are always friendlier on the pocket book.

What did you learn this week? Happy weekending!!!


  1. what flowers are those in the photo? did you just cut them from your garden?

  2. janie- yes! i used ranunculus, some roses, a poppy, and i think the long red things are salvias.

  3. I have heard that the Miller book is totally life changing! My sister-in-law is reading it for a Bible Study, and she says each chapter is so amazing. I can't wait to get my hands on it! I'm also very interested in the documentary, as my kids can't seem to stop themselves from asking for EVERYTHING they see in commercials. Once my oldest even asked for a vacuum cleaner.

  4. I love that picture...Although it was the first spring week here it's still to cold in Austria for flowers in the garden. The good thing is, that it's weekend again and I'll go to the nursery tomorrow and buy a lot of colorful flowers for our house to get trough the time till I can go outside and get working!

    Have a great weekend!

  5. those flowers are so pretty!

    i learnt that a very nice lady... you! will take time out of her busy day, taking care of 3 babies to email me with a nice list of what to do's, where to eat etc so that my little vacation will be *just* that much better :)

  6. I'm so please you are starting to feel better. I was nauseous for 9 months with both my girls and I wouldn't wish it on anyone!

  7. I cannot thank you enough for sharing the "Consuming Kids" documentary. I'm about halfway through it. It's incredible. Thank you!!

  8. I wish I could do some gardening but the ground is still frozen over here in the midwest :( I can't wait to see your garden this year! (ps thanks you mentioning my sale!) happy spring!

  9. Ruby, that doco was so eye-opening and depressing all at the same time!

    Did/do you feel the weight of responsibility as a teacher with the topic of consumerism??

  10. Enjoyed the documentary, opened my eyes, thank you!!!
    I'm guilty of being seduced by children's marketing. Totally guilty. I think we need to turn the TV off more.

  11. jozen- thank you!

    tineke- i don't remember if i thought much about it when i was a teacher. though i do now as a parent!

    i am glad everyone enjoyed the documentary! i did so much!!! it made me and ben realize how much we need to pray for our kids.

  12. Hello! I am a new follower on the other side of the county. your little girls remind me of mine :)

    i love the photo and they normally sell peonies by bulb.

  13. where did you get the polka dot fabric? :)


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