This has turned out to be an absolutely fabulous evening/night. We made homemade pizzas for dinner tonight, which are always delicious. Then Josh put a movie in for the boys and they all settled on the couch with popcorn while I cleaned up the kitchen. I moved quietly from the kitchen to the office where I sat at the computer, uninterrupted, for 45 minutes and watched yesterday’s Grey’s Anatomy. Then I caught up on a few of my favorite blogs and helped Josh put the boys in bed.

Suddenly I got a second wind as I unloaded the dishwasher, started a load of laundry, filled the sink with water and pinesol and really got moving. Before I knew it, I had wiped down all the cabinet doors and large appliances that looked like they were splatter-painted with all sorts of brownish colored things (YUCK!!), swept, mopped, re-loaded the dishwasher, and wiped down the counters. My organizational drive comes and goes and it seems like it’s back at the moment. Tomorrow I have big plans for reorganizing my filing cabinets. I MUST do better this year with saving receipts for self-employment and homeschooling. I know from experience, if I create a file for all necessary items, I am much more likely to actually PUT the papers in there!

Without any hesitation, I can tell you that I have total peace about not hearing anything from the girls’ case worker today (or yesterday). I’m looking forward to a chilly, rainy weekend with Josh and my boys, knowing it COULD be our last as a family of five.

God is so good to us. So often, I find myself overwhelmed that He would choose to bless us so abundantly…so often. God, you are SO good!

I am up to my eyebrows in books right now. I have about three or four new books that have been added to my bedside table ‘stack’. All three are homeschool related, but that’s the mood I’m in lately. I’m excited about participating in the co-op in the fall and I’m excited about Jesse re-joining us on our homeschool adventure. As a result, I’m already making my curriculum list and my ‘wish list’ of books and supplies.  It’s ridiculous really.

Anyways, I have to share this with you because it’s hilarious…at least I think it is…

Last Saturday night was Josh’s company’s annual party.  We tried a chocolate wine called Chocovine.  It was delicious!  Tasted like a mudslide, but not as heavy since mudslides are made with ice cream.  I asked the bartender where we could get a bottle and she said, “Oh, it’s special order.  You can’t buy it locally.”  Well that stinks, I thought.  SOooo, imagine my surprise when my darling hubby walks in the door this evening with a bottle of Chocovine that he had purchased at KROGER…for $12!!  Special order my hiney!

That said, I’m about to curl up in bed with a good book, or two or three, and a glass of locally purchased, inexpensive, Chocovine.  🙂

Good night!