Gearing up for the school year.

This year I’m implementing Library day every other Thursday. If possible, we may do it weekly from 5 to 9, but I really want to try to go at least a few times a month. I think this will help remove distractions and get the kids focused on projects or homework etc.

Another thing I’m focused on right now is gearing up for meals. Here are my ideas for things I want to put in the freezer.

1. Breakfast Tacos

2. Sausage Biscuits

3. Uncrustables

4. Soups

5. Homemade bread

6. Muffins

7. Homemade biscuit dough

8. Dinners – There are a lot I can do. I just have to figure them out. There are @ 40 weeks of school. I would like to have something quick for Mondays (Scouts) and Thursday (Library Day).


48 pints of salsa, countless jars of fig preserves, tons of zucchini muffins, frozen zucchini, 50 or so cups of frozen bell peppers, lots of pickles, all kind of pickled peppers, canned roasted diced chiles, and tomato preserves. I think it is safe to say that our garden is pretty successful so far this year. It is safe to say that I’m tired, though not overwhelmingly so. The kids are at boy scout camp in Bastrop, so I’m pretty darn ronery.



I just had the worst dream! David,
Corbin and I were driving in the truck, and a black guy in a red truck starting antagonizing David. David told Corbin “close the blinds and get down.” All of a sudden the truck pulls around to the side of the road by me and as he gets just behind my passenger side, he starts shooting me. He was black, wearing a white wife beater and a bandana in his head. I could feel the bullets hit, but there was no pain. I felt my heart stop! Ugh


Romans 7:1-4

Matt.5:32, Matt.19:9, Gal.2:19, Gal.5:18, Col.2:14

Mark 10:12

Matthew 19:4-6 NRSV

Matthew 5:32

Matt. 5:32 and 19:9

Mark 10:11 and Luke 16:18

1 Corinthians 7:15 NRSV

John 4

Matthew 5:29-30 NRSV

Luke 14:12 NRSV


C.S. Lewis addressed the issue well. Writing to one who inquired about the right of the innocent party in a divorce to remarry he said: “All I would say is that the matter should be decided once and for all now while the question of re-marriage is purely academic, so as to save you from painful indecisions later on, and also because your whole future attitude to your thoughts and feelings and indeed much of your social behaviour must be governed by it.” (Yours, Jack, Spiritual Direction from C.S. Lewis, p. 258, edited by Paul F. Ford, Harper One, 2008, emphasis by the author.)

C. S. Lewis has noted, `Ceasing to be “in love” need not mean ceasing to love.’4 When such times come (and they will come), agape disciplines and nurtures eros. Agape has the staying power that can fan the embers of eros into flame once again.

Sunday – Redux

On a lighter note…

I’ve finished a ton of canning projects. The best thing is that I learned to can using my pressure cooker!!

So scary and exciting! And I think I finally found a good salsa recipe!