Monday, October 22, 2012

Monday Musings {10/22}

Wow - I haven't done any Monday Musings since August! Happy Monday to you all!! I'm joining my friend Charlotte today with Monday Musings! Feel free to post your own musings ~ tell me in the comments so I can come visit! :)

What I'm thinking: That hubs should have stayed home from work today and built a cozy fire for me since it's our first dreary/rainy day of the season! LOL. :)

What I'm reading: Reading through Proverbs in the Bible and finally reading Organized Simplicity ~ The Clutter-Free Approach to Intentional Living by Tsh Oxenreider {who will be speaking at the conference I'll be attending!}.

What I'm listening to: The dryer running and the clock ticking.

What we're learning: Hubs and I have been attending a parenting class called Case For Kids by the Tripp brothers. We took a class years ago based on Shepherding a Child's Heart but now we really need the teen info based on Age of Opportunity. Really good stuff - already changing our approach to the kiddo {he's 13} all over again since the point isn't just to change outward behavior but to reach the heart.

What I'm watching: Just watching along with the hubs as he's lately obsessed with shows like American Pickers, Yukon Men, Storage Wars, and the many car restoration shows. I have to admit that I find them all fascinating myself. :)

What's cooking: Hubs cooked venison burgers last night from meat that the neighbor gave us. They were good & we'll have leftovers tonight. Making some homemade granola and biscotti today.

What I'm buying: Since I'm heading out-of-state to a conference this week for the first time ever, I have been shopping like crazy. If you keep putting off buying things you need, sure enough, you will need all of them at once. Not to mention that I had to run out last night to get kiddo a new sweatshirt and jacket to wear to school since the rain was coming {and he has grown out of the old stuff}! :)

What I'm thankful for: Thankful for my sweet hubs & son who take good care of me and keep me on my toes at the same time! :) Thankful that hubs gave me the gift of letting me go to this conference {Allume Social Media Conference}!! And thankful for the lovely community of online and offline friends that I have - love you all!

What I'm creating: When one attends a blogging conference, one takes business cards. When one has a blog name like Stop and Smell the Chocolates, one must attach chocolate to those business cards {some of them anyway!}. That's what I'm working on!

What I'm planning: To fly all the way over to Pennsylvania for a blogging conference and finally meet many of my online friends in real life! Trying to get everything done before I leave - yikes!

What we did this last weekend: Well I shopped of course. And cleaned a little. And we were watching over our sick Basset hound {Buster}. He has a kidney infection. He's not doing too well right now - fever is down, but he's not eating and not keeping the antibiotics down. :(

What I'm looking forward to: The Allume conference! And it's also our wedding anniversary though we'll celebrate it next week - 20 years!!!! Woo Hoo!!!

A picture to share: 
A pic of Buster "frolicking" in the Fall leaves a couple years ago!

How was your week? What exciting things are happening this week?

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Have a blessed and fabulous Monday friends!


  1. Buster frolicks like I like to frolick. In fact just saying the word frolick gets me all giddy inside.
    Happy early wedding anniversary my friend and I have to admit that I'm a bit jealous you get to meet real life bloggy friends. I wish I could go but seeings how I hate to fly and all keeps me away. LOL!
    Big I'm off to go frolick in the back yard size hugs to you!

  2. sounds like a busy week and have fun at the conference. Friends online and offline are good to have too.

  3. Loved this, Lisa!

    In our church's Sunday School class we are going through Paul Tripp's DVD series on marriage and it is very powerful and life-changing. And I love that book too!

    Venison burgers sound interesting!

    Have fun at the conference! What a good idea to have chocolate to pass out with your business cards.

    And I love the picture of Buster frolicking. About what I felt like doing today too. :-)


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