back to work!

Well, The Mom still fits in this chair, so I guess she didn’t overeat TOO much during her holiday.  But now it’s back to the “grind” of trying to lose weight:  she has “3 weeks and 4 days” before her niece’s wedding.

Now The Student, that’s another thing–he’s actually got a TUMMY! Yaaay!!  His face is still lean-looking, but that’s always the last thing to put some weight back on.  Apparently he ate lots of junk food, and hardly any diet food (HIS special diet food), with absolutely no problems.  So now there’s just a little Special Diet food left, and when that’s gone he’ll be completely off his diet!! Yay God!!

“Cathie is loving the linger of lavender and linden flowers”–hows that for a Facebook status?  The lavender is from the front yard, and the linden from the back.  The tree is amass with lovely, pale star-flowers, and the scent out there is WONDERFUL!

I see that The Mom’s entries have been rather looong.  We’ll wean you off of that slowly, since we wanted to show you some neat quotes from a recent Max Lucado:

“[God] uncommons the common by turning kitchen sinks into shrines, cafés into convents, and nine-to-five workdays into spiritual adventures…  emphasis on the day of rest might cause us to miss the command to work: ‘You shall work six days.’ Whether you work at home or in the marketplace, your work matters to God [ALL work]… Someone has to raise kids, raise cane, and manage the kids who raise Cain.  Whether you log on or lace up for the day, you imitate God. Jehovah himself worked for the first six days of creation…. God honors work. So honor God in your work. ‘There is nothing better for a man than to eat and drink and tell himself that his labor is good’ (Eccles. 2:24 NASB).

Here is the big idea:

Use your uniqueness (what you do)
to make a big deal out of God (why you do it)
every day of your life (where you do it).

At the convergence of all three, you’ll find the cure for the common life: your sweet spot.”

Walk to Rivendell:  On this fourth day, we’ve already travelled 87 miles, and it’s only 11 am!  We’ll stop to rest and eat, until about 1 pm.

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