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  • Sunday Rain Showers

    2/16/2020 4:11:14 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    As Tim and Isaac were going to attend a different church today (one we all used to attend for years) I got up to head to the current one and saw that it was pouring rain (is still coming down) so I chose to boot up the laptop and login for the live stream instead. Nice being able to worship w... Read more

  • Quiet Yet Busy

    2/15/2020 10:31:43 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    This morning I was up around 6:30 to make sure Maegann got up in time for her school day. She was tired and not feeling that great when she went to bed so it was a needed back-up plan. I then fell asleep on the sofa and didn't budge until the next alarm went off about 9:15. Once up I got... Read more

  • Valentine's Day 2020

    2/14/2020 11:00:11 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Did everyone have a nice Valentine's Day? This is the first year in what seems like forever that Tim and Maegann didn't have an evening out with friends Peter and Grace. College has gotten in the way for the two girls. My day was spent at home waiting on the inspector(s) for the mech... Read more

  • Another Calm One

    2/13/2020 11:26:57 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    As expected my day was calm. 458 Prayerful Planner & Bible study 528 updated personal finances 17 tiny bit of paid work 102 rested and watched a couple episodes of Private Practice Tomorrow is another at home day once again and I need to stay home waiting on an inspector for... Read more

  • Quiet = Sleep

    2/12/2020 11:02:27 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Today didn't go quite as planned as I fell asleep after the house was empty and when I woke up it was too late to make ladies Bible study. 39 I should have set an alarm just in case as I knew I was tired, but at least I have a cute rest buddy. Since I had extra time on my hands I... Read more

  • Peaceful Day

    2/11/2020 5:36:06 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    This will definitely be a short one today. 102 extended sleep 528 paid work 458 Prayerful Planner time 272 watched "Wedding at Graceland" on Hallmark NOW Maegann has been home today so she could sleep and have some down time to recover from the latest emotional downturn. S... Read more

  • Today's Theme: Focus or Not

    2/11/2020 12:01:49 AM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    This morning I got some extended sleep before getting busy with the day. Here's how it went: 528 paid work email and then met a client at Starbucks (2 minutes away) 458 Prayerful Planner and study time 528 paid work (this is where my lack of focus began) 272 watched a cute Hall... Read more

  • Today's Theme: Getting Ready for the Week

    2/9/2020 10:54:29 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Worship was good this morning and the rest of the day was very calm. 288 worship 102 extended sleep 551 lunch 528 paid work emails 542 cleaned up my desk area & got my personal "to do" list made 252 Sparking and watching Criminal Minds Tonight Tim and I are watchin... Read more

  • Today's Theme: Lazy Day

    2/8/2020 9:35:56 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    This morning I was up by 6:30 to ensure that Maegann was up and off to school. She was extra tired last night after a full day at school and then an evening of shopping for Board exam supplies with Kim. They have to have everything for Tuesday as that is when the school goes over the enti... Read more

  • Today's Theme: Quiet

    2/7/2020 11:24:48 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Today was extremely quiet as both kids were gone by 8:30am and neither one is home yet twelve hours later. Tim got home about 4:30 and did some painting while I finished up budget reviews and Sparking. About 7 we started watching a movie (The Wedding Chapel and now Hancock.) My day: ... Read more

  • Today's Theme: Me!

    2/6/2020 8:10:19 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    My morning began at Paul Mitchell salon to get my hair color revived by my sweet girl. This is the last time I could schedule color with her there at the school as she'll be graduated out in 2-3 weeks. I was asked to share the before and after so here goes! This was the before photo ... Read more

  • Spring Snow Day

    2/5/2020 6:01:04 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    I've enjoyed another quiet day at home. We've had light snow all day long and as the roads were already quite slippery I chose to skip Bible study this morning. Just taking it easy with personal Bible study and prayerful planner time and pulling some budget reports while watching a movie. N... Read more

  • Repeating Theme: Quiet!

    2/5/2020 12:43:45 AM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Today was very quiet. 102 extended sleep 458 Prayerful Planner & Bible Study 528 paid work (budget reviews) 211 all 53 W2's accounted for and added up for taxes 41 jigsaw puzzle while watching Criminal Minds Tomorrow will be quiet as well. 296 Ladies Bible Study 362 P... Read more

  • February has started out much calmer!

    2/4/2020 12:46:33 AM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    My day was very calm even with both kids at home today. Tomorrow is going to be more of the same minus the kids being here. 458 Prayerful Planner & Bible study time 341 picked up a few groceries 528 paid work 252 did some Sparking After supper I spent some time on the jigs... Read more

  • SuperBowl Sunday

    2/2/2020 9:06:09 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Just finished having our halftime Superbowl snacks (freggies and ranch dip) and are ready for the game to get going again. So far the "amazing" commercials have been pretty stupid. Maybe they'll be better the second half of the game. Maybe. Some in-house entertainment has begun though a... Read more

  • Welcome February!

    2/1/2020 11:43:28 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    This was the scripture for today with my Prayerful Planner. I enjoyed using the theme of "love" to decorate today's page. The same scripture came up in my Bible study lesson as well so the reminder to love was taken as the goal for today with everyone I encountered. After "ab... Read more

  • 31 Days Down & 335 To Go!

    1/31/2020 6:37:00 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    January went quickly, but I am glad to see it finished as I am praying for February 1 to be the restart of the year that I've been needing. However, to end the month so far I have heard the following: Isaac: I have a 3 day weekend and I am sorry that I will be annoying you. Maegann... Read more

  • Open Schedule Days

    1/30/2020 8:18:10 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Another very quiet day for me and tomorrow the schedule is once again completely free. Tim will get home in the evening and last night he was confident he would be leaving with the project signed off. Thankful! My day was rest, Prayerful Planner and Bible study, paid work, watched a ... Read more

  • Rest was my go-to for the day!

    1/29/2020 7:34:57 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Today has been a very quiet day. I actually made the decision to skip Bible study this morning as I was just so tired and not feeling that great. Extra sleep was definitely the right choice as I've felt much better after the extra rest. I got some laundry done, my Prayer Planner time accomp... Read more

  • A "Me" Day

    1/29/2020 12:38:09 AM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    This was pretty much a "me" day and I needed it very much. 26 massage (painfully wonderful) 433 errand at the bank 458 Prayerful Planner time 542 some cleaning at home 17 backed up and organized computer files/photos 579 made tacos for supper 272 watching sweet movies ... Read more

  • Calm Day #1

    1/27/2020 10:07:05 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Thankful for a calm day on the home front. 102 extra sleep as I didn't fall asleep until 2:30am 433 took Maegann to her NeuroPsych appointment 458 Prayerful Planner time 528 paid work (plan draft finished and out for edits) 272 watching "Killers" while Sparking (it's a comed... Read more

  • Mercy

    1/26/2020 6:41:55 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    I love when everything fits together between worship and personal devotion time. The word for the day turned out to be MERCY. I am also finding Sunday's are one of my favorite days for my Prayerful Planner as I put it all together. Came home from church and as it was still pou... Read more

  • More Rest Today

    1/25/2020 10:15:41 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    My day began about 6:45 as I needed to make sure Maegann was up and able to head to school. She made it through, but her head was still foggy and by mid-morning she had a headache. Tonight she is exhausted, but resting and doesn't have to go anywhere for two days so she'll get rested. ... Read more

  • How Much Sleep Can One Girl Need?

    1/25/2020 12:27:24 AM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    This was today's "prayer prompt" for my planner and it was definitely a good reminder when some things just seem to be spiraling out of control. Just have to trust this promise. Today was very uneventful as I woke up exhausted again and hadn't felt that great much of the day. 102 slep... Read more

  • Exhaustion - Enough Already!

    1/23/2020 11:47:32 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    And that is where I find myself tonight. One foot in front of the other. For me there are days when parenting a teen boy with autism makes me weary. The exhaustion, the hurtful words, the feeling of helplessness and more. I hear/read so often that the main caregiver is the whipping pos... Read more

  • Just Say NO to Roll With The Flow

    1/23/2020 2:32:21 PM, by SALVAGEDLIFE

    "I've learned It's the important little baby steps, which teaches us, how to grow. Moving up just one small notch, will help us more, than we know." ~ Tom Baker I've admitted that housekeeping is not my strong suit and one of the areas of my life I need to improve. I've chosen washing dishes da... Read more

  • Who Took My Motivation?

    1/22/2020 11:07:52 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Our discussion was so good this morning at Bible study. The questions our leader asked really made one think about what our "wells" are that replace God at times and how the evil one will use those wells to keep us right there or even deeper into them. Looking forward to seeing what the n... Read more

  • Pep Talks and Dirty Dishes

    1/22/2020 1:40:33 PM, by SALVAGEDLIFE

    I'm 3 days into my lifestyle change. While I haven't needed a come to Jesus meeting with myself, I have had a series of pep talks along the way. DH has been working longer hours since last Thursday so time together has been limited. Yesterday we had a chance to catch up before he left and then I did... Read more

  • Slowing Down

    1/22/2020 6:27:19 AM, by LHILGENBERG

    It seems the weight loss was quick in the beginning; guess I need to change things up a bit-- maybe harder workouts and changes with nutrition. I am also dealing with going through a divorce so things are kinda stressful right now but looking forward to better days ahead! Trying to stay positive!... Read more

  • "Spring" Cleaning Begun-- Sort Of

    1/21/2020 11:16:57 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Tomorrow is our second week of study based on Psalm 107. I'm ready! Lessons are done and it's going to be a good discussion on how evil affects our world. Great topic to begin the day, right? 40 Today was productive. 102 extra sleep 542 some cleaning and organizing as I moved ... Read more

  • Living in the Moment-Take 1

    1/21/2020 4:28:40 PM, by SALVAGEDLIFE

    Had a pretty good day yesterday. Got the dishes caught up, counters cleaned off and made dinner. Foodwise it was a blue dot day. I decided to start an audible book and found a self help book I don't even remember buying while looking through the library. It's only 3 1/2 hours so I thought I wo... Read more

  • Getting Used to the Quieter Days

    1/20/2020 11:36:58 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Today felt like another Saturday as everyone was home except Maegann. She was shadowing at another salon for several hours for school. Nothing too exciting happened. Tim did some work in the addition. Isaac kept to himself. I did my Bible study/planner time, cleaned up the kitchen and ... Read more

  • Playoff Sunday

    1/19/2020 4:42:13 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Sore throat has lessened today, but still a bother so I'm keeping the water and Breathe throat drops flowing. Glad it's just a rest day for me. I did stay home this morning and watched worship online. Before that I spent time with my Prayerful Planner. I then made tacos for lunch, watch... Read more

  • Checked Off Everything on Today's "want to do" List!

    1/19/2020 12:01:29 AM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    This has been a very nice Saturday. 102 extra sleep 542 a load of laundry & cleaned up the kitchen 458 Prayerful Planner and Bible study lesson time 446 exterior Christmas lights down and stored until November 224 got my work area organized 272 watched a Hallmark movie ... Read more