My intention was to keep better track of what we've been doing, and especially to take more photos, in hopes of having something to show to Mr Hubs a half year from now and say, "Look, this is what we were up to while you were gone..." However, I realize I've been slacking. I hope to remedy this, starting tomorrow.
Lately, we've just been keeping busy. I'm organizing another small group Bible study. So excited about it! We'll be studying Elizabeth George's A Woman After God's Own Heart. The only hiccup so far is that our babysitter fell through recently, so I've been scrambling trying to find another. A fellow navy wife suggested the site SitterCity.com and told me military gets membership for free (!!!) so I joined, and posted a job listing. About five minutes ago, I received an application that looks like the winner, so here's hoping!
The other day we had yet another snowy day. I'm so thankful that it was not terrible here like it was in other states. Yay for snow.... (not.) I'm definitely not a snow person. My girls on the other hand, love to be out there. Usually, at snowy, freezing cold times such as this, Mr Hubs is the one who takes them outside and they all have a blast. But since he is currently away enjoying warmer weather I assume, I was left to tackle the task. Miss Dainty kept saying, "I wish Daddy was here. He would love this. We could have built a snowman." She was disappointed that I did not know how.
This week, Miss Dainty also had her Girl Scout meeting. She is still loving it. I wish we could meet up more often though. I really think she could form some closer friendships and bonds in that group. They had a valentine card swap at the end of the meeting. Miss Dainty picked out Disney princess cards that came with a bookmark. This one was my favorite out of the cards she recieved:
We did receive valentine's cards in the mail from my grandma, though, and that brightened our day. The girls' card had $4 tucked inside, $2 for each. So, today, I took them down to The Book Owl (that little local bookstore I've been addicted to lately.) They were having a $1 sale on "thousands" of books. I thought he had been kidding, but no, there were boxes and boxes of books in an empty store lot. No electricity and no heat, but I managed to look for about an hour and a half before the girls were tired of chasing each other and of the cold.
My favorite find?
California Blue by David Klass. I remember reading and loving it in either in middle school or junior high, when I did nothing else except read.
Oh, those were the days...
Tonight, I am volunteering at church. We have 400 balloons to blow up..... should be fun. =)