Sunday, January 23, 2011

Miscellany Monday {10}

{1}  Chris and I had an absolutely free date night on Saturday.  I am a total dork but can I just tell you how excited I was about that?  My DH loves sugary cereals (yuck), so a while ago I bought a bunch of cereals on sale that were offering free movie codes on the inside.  We redeemed those, we brought homemade popcorn to the theater and shoved in it my suitcase purse, and then we went to Starbucks after the movie, using my gift card from redeeming my Pampers points.  So yes, totally dorky and frugal but also really satisfying to know we didn't spend a dime to have a night out!  haha

{2} Speaking of the movies, we saw The King’s Speech.  Um, it was ridiculously fabulous.  I’ll admit, I was a little skeptical about going to see a movie about a man with a stuttering problem, but I watched the preview with Chris and we thought, “What the heck, we’re not paying.”  lol  Seriously guys, except for two scenes with a *ton* of swearing right in a row {i.e., don’t take your kindergartner}, it was one of the best movies I’ve seen in a really long time.  I highly recommend it!


{3} Chris and I both pray with Luke together before bed, and then we alternate actually putting him to bed.  Whoever puts him to bed reads one or two stories to get him in “the zone.”  Let’s just say that it’s literally impossible for me to get through the book Guess How Much I Love You without crying.  Seriously, literally impossible.  I try so hard, but by the time I get to that last page and it says, “I love you to the moon and back,” I tear up every time.  Ahhhhhh!  lol


{4} Recently I posted how my word for the year is “diligent.”  One area I’ve been trying to also relate that to is my free time (wow, bad grammar).  I absolutely love to read and can plow through books pretty quickly.  I started thinking about how a lot of the books I was reading were just “fluff” and weren’t helping me become a better wife, Christian, mother, or person in general.  So I've begun seeking out books that will help me to meet those guidelines (okay not exactly diligent – more productive - but I think you get the direction I’m going here). 

The Reluctant Entertainer: Every Woman's Guide to Simple and Gracious Hospitality [Book]

I recently ordered the book The Reluctant Entertainer (nearly free thanks to Swagbucks!) and I highly recommend it.  I tried to pace myself while reading it because I wanted it to last (wow, again with the dorkiness! haha) but I couldn’t stretch it out any longer than 3 days.  I have followed Sandy Coughlin’s blog for years now, and I was so excited when I found out she was writing a book.  It is chock-full of great inspiration and thought-provoking statements.  It’s also got beautiful photos and delicious recipes.  If you have any thought-provoking books that you’ve read lately, I’d love recommendations!

{5} I have a job interview on Wednesday (ahhhhh!).  It’s for a Christian school, teaching music one day a week.  It’s totally perfect sounding, and exactly what I’ve been looking for.  This is all in God’s hands, but that doesn’t mean I’m not a little nervous about it.  So I’d appreciate your prayers at 1:00 on Wednesday afternoon if you, you know, randomly happened to think of me. :) 

2008 and 2009 605   My fall bulletin board at my last job, before I had Luke. 
The joys of teaching elementary students! :)

Happy Monday! :)

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

P.S. Thanks for all the feedback on my last post – it was great to read all of your responses!


  1. Ahhh! A job interview! Lots of prayers and thoughts! Good luck :)

  2. yay for the job interview! I work at a christian school teaching art part time and I LOVE it!

  3. I have prayed for you and I hope it works out for you.

    That was great to have a free date with the hubby. We saw the movie too and really liked everything except the cussing.

    I love to read too. That sounds like a good book.

    Well have a fabulous Monday!

    Linda @ truthful Tidbits

  4. Yay for the job interview! I have LOVED the few stints I had of working outside the home part time.

    I've read SO many good reviews of The King's Speech blog hopping today - I will SO be renting it! Good for you & your frugality!! That is impressive.

  5. I am so happy to hear you liked that movie! I totally want to see it! How awesome that your whole date was free - yayy!

    I will say a prayer for your job interview. Can't wait to hear how it goes!

  6. Good luck on Wednesday, the job opportunity sounds great! Especially with a little one at home! I have to tell you I have been wanting to buy that book for our baby's first Easter basket (he SHOULD be here before then!) and now I'm nervous about reading it because I've been so insanely emotional lately!

  7. New reader... found you from Sandy's blog. I adore her! Her book is one of my kitchen staples right now.If you haven' tried the recipe for Hootenanny you must, an easy simple one that we are eating once a week at the request on all three of my sons!
    I love you free date night! Sounds like it was a great time and who doesn't love a free night out?

  8. i'm anxious to hear how the interview went... sounds like it would work out well! i like your kind of date night! you're a girl after my own heart!

    ps. i'm so glad that you and i both are learning about our daily bread; it really is encouraging knowing that there are others in similar situations and i love hearing stories of God's faithfulness!

  9. love the new blog design, btw! sarah rocks!

  10. I love your music board - so colorful and creative!

  11. About books... have you ever read any of Francine Rivers novels?


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