Wednesday, June 13, 2012

My Curiosity Cabinet

I've been a collector all my life.  Rocks, fossils, bones, feathers.... you name it.  People know this and bring me things.  Even people who don't know me send me things!  A co-worker of my husbands sent home a piece of petrified wood from the Holy Land told the hubby "women love rocks".  He knew.  I have a jar of rocks collected from all over the United States.  (I forgot to take a picture of that).  Not all my rocks fit in there, they're all over the house.  This is my (and the husbands) attempt at keeping my favorites in one place.

Here's the whole cabinet
This is our baptism picture along with rocks from the river where my entire family was baptized last summer!

My moon globe.

Shells from Sanibel & Captiva Island.

Bones, rocks, horseshoe crab, big pine cones....


Reminds me of all the adventures
 we've been on.

What do you collect and how do you have it displayed?
Snake skin (from our snakes) emu & ostrich egg from tour of ostrich farm in California.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

I really should post something.....

Wow summer already!  Kids are out of school, we've gone camping once and 1 of my children is up at church camp this week.  The other goes at the end of the week.  Busy, busy, busy.  Thought I'd make a meme of sorts - that's what they're called right?

Where I am:  Home for now.  Specifically in my home office.

What I hear:  Birds outside the window, bubbling of the fish tank filter and the occasional car that passes by.

I am wearing:  Capri's, t-shirt and my new running shoes.

In my kitchen:   Nothing cooking yet.  I plan on putting some chicken breasts in the crockpot to cook then later assembling this:  http://onceamonthmom.com/green-chile-chicken-enchiladas/ 
Oh, there is coffee brewing! 

What I've been doing:  Hauling my teenager to work.  (She'll bike from here on out since it's not terribly hot this week).  Dentist appointments, packing for camping, unpacking from camping.... we hope to camp much more this summer.  Driving to church camp.  Attempting meal planning.  Swimming in our pool. 

What I'm reading, listening, watching:  One Minute after You Die  excellent book!  Listening - mostly to KLOV in the car, since I seem to always be in the car!  Watching - Duck Dynasty!  I'm hooked.

How I'm taking care of my health: Portion control and clean eating.  I'm dressed to head out the door on my bike.  I may need a little push!

Plans for the future:   Something I need to seriously sit down and pray about.  We have much happening in our life right now that it's hard to think about the future.  More on that another time.

My prayers:  My children to be strong in the Lord.  Follow Him always and not let the world get them down.  My husband to remain strong and healthy despite a life threatening disease.

Well, that's it for now.  Perhaps with an outline I can blog more often.  Maybe, maybe not.   Only time will tell!