Don't let the difficulties of the present moments overshadow the reality of God's promises. God's promises still stand. And God's promises are stronger than our failures.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Today I.....

1. Did my morning devotions
2. Made my bed
3. Put a roast in the crock pot for dinner
4. Walked 2.1 miles
5. Showered and dressed
6. Cleaned both bathrooms
7. Washed 2 loads of bathroom rugs
8. Went to weight watchers (down 13 1/2 pounds, yea!)
9. Washed 2 loads of clothes
10. Went to the doctor for my annual checkup
11. Took books to the library
12. Made 4 dozen cookies
13. Washed the dishes
14. Talked to a friend on the phone
15. Talked to one of my daughters on the phone

When you list all you do in a day it sounds like a lot doesn't it? Some days the time flies by and I wonder what I did, but if I sit down and list it then I don't feel so bad. :)

Tomorrow I must:
1. Make pimento cheese, tuna salad, a blackberry cobbler and a bread pudding
2. Vacuum
3. Vacuum the camper
4. Clean the storm doors and the patio doors
5. Walk
6. Change the sheets
7. Write a note/card to a couple of my grandchildren who are going on a trip
8. Check the bathroom for things needed by guests
9. Bring in paper plates, napkins, cups
10. Put drinks into an ice chest

Can you tell I'm having company this weekend? Lots and lots and lots of family coming - my sister and all her children and all their children (there's 11 in that family in all), my son and his family (5 of them), and I think both my daughters and various members of their families will be here at some point for dinner. They will all be here, in and out, Friday and then on Saturday we'll add my oldest brother and his sons and daughter with their families plus part of my youngest brother's family for dinner that night. And my aunt and cousin are coming too. Whew! The weather man is not cooperating - he's promising rain and I'm praying for sunshine.

I can hardly wait to see everyone! Every bed will be full, plus the camper, plus both my daughter's homes, plus some motel rooms - and there will be children everywhere. I hope I have enough food. What a blessings this weekend will be for us all.


Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Have a great weekend with all your family!
We are sneaking off to a blacksmith conference.

nanny said...

Fun, fun, lots of people, esp. children!! have a great time!

Marge said...

Oh, that sounds like so much fun! Have a great time! I'm spending Friday with my three sisters, so we'll have fun, too.

Anonymous said...

Two busy days there but the rewards always make it worth the effort. Have a wonderful gathering with the family!

Michelle said...

Lots of activity at your house. Won't it be fun!

Lena . . . said...

SO much fun. But I get tired just reading your lists!!

Anonymous said...

Have a Great weekend!! I am tired just reading this post!! Hugzzz

ColoradoBelle said...

Yay for tomorrow!!!

Tracy P. said...

Reminds me of the book The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant. Have a wonderful time! I'm smiling just thinking about it. :-)

Marie Rayner said...

WOW! Down 13 1/2 pounds! That's great Marlene!! I hope you have a lovely weekend! xxoo

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Enjoy your guests, congrats on your successful weight loss.... way to go!

Elora said...


You are so fortunate having all that family! I can't say that I "envy" many people for what they have, but I make an exception in your case! What a famly! Lucky girl you are! Have a wonderful weekend! And congratulations on 13.5 #'s!! I'm at 12. Gotta work to catch up with you! Happy family weekend!

Arkansas Patti said...

Think I will take a nap after reading your post. You wear me out. You are right about the lists though. We do get more done than we think.
Congrats big time on the weight loss. Try not gaining it all back with all you company.
Enjoy your week end and all your family.

Angie said...

It won't rain over there - we're heading it off! Have a great time.

Sue said...

You have been extremely busy, but if you are like me I love making a list and crossing things off. Enjoy your family!!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Making list is the only way to go and I love it when I can cross one off. Have a great weekend.

Cindy said...

I'm inspired by your lists! Have a lovely weekend. Looking forward to hearing about it.

Adrienne said...

Oh my goodness, Marlene - I'm tired just reading what you did today. And then when I read what you have planned for tomorrow I feel worn out! I think listing what we do in a day is a good idea. It helps us gain perspective on the value of our time. Hope you had a bit of relaxing time for you in there somewhere - if you did, it should have been on your list!

Enjoy your family. How wonderful that they can all get together.

Congratulations on your weight loss. You go, girl!

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

If you got all that done you are a ball of fire! I'm tired just thinking about it! Too bad for the terrible weather we're having here in Arkansas! Hope your family gathering is fun!

Teresa said...

Congratulations on your weight loss and wishing you a great visit with all your family.

Jacquie said...

I liked this list, Marlene. Seems you and I have been in the same blogging mode lately. I've been reading (even though I get behind), but writing has been hard for me lately. It's SO easy to microblog on Twitter, though.

Grammy Staffy said...

Just reading your lists makes me tired. You are one busy, amazing lady. I am so proud of you being down 13 1/2 lbs. That is great.

What a busy but fun time you must be having with all your family this weekend. I know that you are loving every minute of it. Is there a special event bringing you all together? What a blessing family is.

Many hugs, Lura

Carrie P. said...

sounds like you are going to have some fun times with your family. Hope it was a good weekend for all.