Tuesday, November 01, 2016

My Favorite Planner - Homemaker's Friend

Life can be hectic.  No matter what age we are or season we are in, life has a way of moving faster than we want.

One verse that keeps me mindful of what I plan in my day is this:

"So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom."  Psalm 90:12

Teach us to number our days.
Teach us to count our days.
Teach us to make our days count.

I don't know about you, but when I go into anything without a plan, I never achieve what I really hope to achieve.  You've heard it said, "Failing to plan is planning to fail."

Be it homemaking tasks, a Bible study, or even grocery shopping...I am more successful if I go into it with a plan in hand.

For the past three years, I have purchased the same planner to use for keeping up with my personal events and plans...and I LOVE it!!

There are sections for all the areas of my life that I need to plan, including:

*Monthly calendar
*Weekly planner pages
*Tasks, Projects, and Events sections
*Contacts/Information pages
*Perforated shopping lists

This planner is simple, but has all that you need to number your days!

2017 Planner (fall) w/menu

 BONUS!!! Homemaker’s Depot is offering a Menu Planning download that matches the 2017 Homemakers Friend Planner! This download is totally free with the purchase of a Planner! ($5.00 value!) The 8.5x11 menu planning worksheets are in full color and include the months December 2016 -December 2017. 

Get yours today and be ready to plan and make your days count for 2017!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Life Update

I have written so few blog posts lately.  Shared so little about life here.  Well, I've decided it is time to share more. 

I have been jokingly saying that we should erase July 2016 from the record-books.  But then that would erase August and even today...because what took place in July has led us to today.

See...in July 2016, nearly all of my world was rocked.  First, my neighbor and best friend, Emily, moved.  She isn't super far away now, but she is not across the street anymore.  The week after her move, our youngest son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes....it was my mom's birthday.  And the week after his diagnosis, my mom was hospitalized with internal bleeding that nearly took her life (and actually DID take her life, but they revived her). 

Then, as if those changes were not enough, my husband changed jobs at the beginning of this month and also started back to school as well.  Somewhere in the middle of all of that....we started back to our homeschool year. 


That really is all I can say in response. 

I miss my friend.  I am tired from all the checking on my son all day and night.  Life is busy.  Very busy.  Packed in at every moment, just to get it all done. 

But....praise the Lord....my mom is better!  My husband's new job is going great!  And I am enjoying learning a little while I overhear his online class lectures. 

We are still gaining more information regarding our son's diagnosis.  The day he was diagnosed, his blood sugar was something we just stumbled upon.  We weren't there looking for that AT ALL.  But it was very high and he was unable to be awakened that morning, and continued to fall asleep nearly the entire day.  Right now, the best we can tell, he is in the "honeymoon phase" of T1D.  Everything seems to look normal most days.  Then he will have a day of higher blood sugars.  Then they are normal again.  We can just pray, check his sugars, and stay in touch with our pediatrician, who is staying on top of all of it with us. 

I am also glad to say that our school year is going SO good.  The best start to a school year that we have EVER had.  I'll post more soon about what we are using and doing this year! 

I know this is not the Bible teaching, marriage building, or spiritually encouraging post I usually write...but I want to share more with you all.  You've been there all this time, reading what few posts I have written.  I want to open up and let you into my life a little more.  Because we are one body (in Christ), and I need you and your encouragement as much as you need mine! 

So I have to ask....any of you experience anything like this before, where all of life took a hit at once?  How did you get through it?

And anyone have a T1 out there?  I'd love to connect!

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