Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. It's fall. Y'all. My favorite season of the year! What's something you love to do this time of year that makes you feel it's officially fall? And unrelated to that, do you ever say-'y'all'?   When I see the pumpkins and mums at the stores and nurseries, it begins to feel like fall.  Also, Friday night football games make me know fall is coming. Yes, I use y'all often as a Texas girl.  It always bothers me when it is misspelled too when I see it in print!

2. When did you last have a falling out with someone? Has it been resolved? 
It wouldn't be a "falling out," just a disagreement....but Caleb was disappointed I wouldn't let him order a SYATP tshirt on Monday night for the event on Wednesday morning. He got over it, I felt bad he was disappointed, but I couldn't change the fact the shirt wouldn't get here in time!  I told him we'd have to plan more in advance next year to order one.

3. A song you love with the word 'fall' in it's title? 
I don't  love the song and don't know all the words, but one that came to mind was "I can't help falling in love with you." I look forward to reading other answers for other ideas.

4. What's something you've recently let 'fall by the wayside?'
I haven't been making a weekly meal menu plan as I've done in the past when school starts.

5. When did you last attend an event, read a book, watch a movie, try a new recipe, or visit a shop-town-tourist attraction that fell short of your expectations? In what way? A children's book I read for review was disappointing.  The cover and description made me think it would be a good book, but it was just disappointing.

6. Describe a time you said or thought, 'The apple doesn't fall far from the tree."
I always think this about Caleb when he does something like I would do.  For example, at the beginning of this school year he was carrying his spirals and composition books and folders in his zip up trapper.  Plus his pencil bag and notebook paper!  I suggested one day that he could take out half the stack of notebook paper and leave it at home so it wouldn't be so full and have trouble zipping it.  He did not want to do that, and I completely understood why he felt that way because I would have felt the same way as a kid.  He didn't want to run out or not have any in there. One day he did agree to take out part of the stack and leave it at home, and we still haven't had to refill the supply yet.

7. Was today better than yesterday? Why or why not? Well both days have been good and I can't say one was better than the other.  Yesterday I did errands which tired me out, but I also got to have lunch with my husband and had a good report at my 6 month dental check up so that was good.  Today I am doing stuff at home and that is good to get these things accomplished. I have chicken fajitas in the crock pot, trying a new recipe.  They smell good, I hope they taste good! 

8. Insert your own random thought here.I mentioned SYATP (See You At The Pole) above. I had told Caleb it was coming up and he asked what it was.  I told him I used to go when I was in high school, and the group gathers around the flag pole to pray for the school and teachers and nation.  Well Monday after school one of his teachers told me she was so proud of him for being such a leader and told me he'd asked to make an announcement about See You at the Pole and invite kids to come.  I had no idea he was doing this.  He never mentioned this to me.  I showed him the website that night that had a list of suggested prayer topics.  On Tuesday he asked a teacher to sponsor them and asked some friends to do one of the prayers.  A small group gathered at the flag pole this morning.  We were proud of him for taking the initiative to do this on his own.

Have a day of blessings!


Jessy Gaffen said...

What a cute blog design! I hope I spelled y'all right...Being from Maine, it's not used here. ;) I used to meal plan for up to a month, but I never did follow it very closely...or we would eat more than I planned. LOL Thanks for visiting Our Side of the Mountain!

Sr. Ann Marie said...

I had to laugh when I read the section about "y'all." I'm from Delaware but some years ago I taught in Pensacola, Florida (loved every minute of it.) When school first began my first week there, I would try to get the attention of my homeroom students who were busy chatting. A simple "May I have your attention, please," didn't seem to work--at least not right away. I noticed after a few days that when my homeroom rep had an announcement, she simply said, "Listen up, Y'all!" I decided to try it--worked wonders!

A Joyful Chaos said...

Isn't it such a nice feeling seeing our children make good choices?! How great of your son being a leader with SYATP.

Lea said...

Yes, know you are rightfully proud of your son and his stand. I've always loved SYATP. Our children use to always participate.

Happy rest of the week!

Joyce said...

For some reason y'all is one of those words that is easily misspelled. I'm ready to break out the crock pot too. We've had really cool fall weather, but this weekend we're going up to 80, so will probably hold off on the crock pot. Enjoy your day!