After church and a quick trip to Urgent Care (I’ll explain why a little later), I made lunch for the guys, went through my Sunday paper and various other coupon sources and went on an epic shopping trip this afternoon. I spent $132.00 at five stores but saved $53.56 in coupons and managed to finish Christmas shopping for Asher, get the supplies to make Cainan’s Halloween costume, stock up on several months worth of beverages for the boys, Joe and I, as well as, score some cheap make-up and hair products for myself and a blue-ray edition of Alien (ok, that’s all the bragging I’m going to do about my couponing)!
Friday was mostly a wasted day for me. I woke up at three in the morning with excruciating ear pain and realized I had developed an ear infection. After making an appointment to see my doctor, first thing, I locked myself out of my house and missed that appointment. Thankfully, I was still able to get in and get started on antibiotics and ear drops. My in-laws had the boys for the day since there was no school and I pretty much just sat and felt sorry for myself all day because the entire left side of my head hurt sooooo badly. Today, when I still wasn’t sleeping well and still had excruciating pain, I decided to go to Urgent Care to see what was going on. I got a different kind of ear drop and some pain meds, which helped take the edge off and hopefully I can get this infection whipped! I'm bummed I lost the whole day of Friday but it was probably something I needed to do for myself. I still got the opportunity to make dinner for the guys and the in-laws when they brought the boys home. I made those scrumptious Thai lettuce cups.
Speaking of dinner…we had our second dinner before Awanas on Wednesday night. Things went really well but we had fewer people this time around. I think, mostly, because it wasn’t announced on the Sunday prior and people tend to forget stuff like that. But overall, we got really good feedback and I made sure it made it into the announcements today.
Well, this brings me to the first week of October. We had our first Wednesday night dinner before Awanas. We served 52 people and had exactly the right amount of food to do so. God is so good! I can’t tell you how excited I am to be a part of this ministry and I look forward to preparing dinner each Wednesday night. This week, I’ll be making scratch chili and cornbread in honor of the Western Night theme. I’m not sure how I’m dressing the boys up, yet.
Let’s see, anything else? My Thursday day morning Community Bible Study started up again this week and I’m glad for the structured time to spend in God’s word. Oh, and Top Soccer started up again Tuesday evenings for Cainan (Asher participates, too). It’s such a great program to let kids of all abilities get to have a time of learning some athletic skills and team work.
AND, I almost forgot--I've decided to start selling Avon, so I got signed up to do that on Thursday. You can check out my website and order directly through there at www.youravon.com/molzer. Right now, shipping is free for orders over $30.00.
What else can I say? I think that pretty much catches you all up on our last two weeks. We are extremely blessed. I’m not sure I’ve mentioned just how much I am absolutely crazy about being a stay-at-home wife and mother. It’s so amazing to get to spend this time seeing to my home, my husband, our boys, serving in their schools and our church, being able to help out friends and family. My heart is full!
Bless you all and I hope you are having a fulfilling autumn so far!