Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Success

Day One of school/my disciplined life proved to be a success. Only two-hundred-and-something left to go.

The girls got out of the house earlier than normal. I even made eggs & bacon. I know ... it's like I'm supermom.

I had my quiet time. And it was so very quiet ... until Beau called me frantic about how his car died and K Belle had to steer it into a parking lot while he pushed it in the rain. The girls still made it to school on time. All of this because of a stupid busted water pump. Ugh.

Let's get back to my quiet time finished up later than planned.

I started a new Bible study this week ... Beth Moore's, "So Long, Insecurity." So far, love it. Favorite thing read thus far (and I've only read chapter one as I type this) is this verse: "When I felt secure, I said, 'I will never be shaken.' O Lord, when you favored me, you made my mountain stand firm; but when you hid your face, I was dismayed." Psalm 30:6-7

Makes me question whether we were ever meant to feel fully secure? Our only security is in Christ. So, pretty much we can forget being secure in ourselves.

Can't wait to get deeper into this study.

After my quiet time, I ran. See? More discipline.

I took care of housewifey things like laundry and errands, met the hubby for lunch, and picked up the girls at school.

I helped the girls with homework. And, I've decided to get their brains moving and more focused by playing some classical music while they work. So relaxing, although we didn't finish homework until after 5:00. But, it sure was pleasant.

I cooked. And, I cooked GOOD.

I decided to give you the delicious recipe. Enjoy!

Shrimp Portofino

1/2 c. butter
1 pack sliced large mushrooms
4 tsp. minced garlic
2 lbs. large shrimp, peeled, deveined
1/4 c. fresh lemon juice
1 large jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained
Salt & pepper to taste
Lemon slices & parsley for garnish
Pasta (I used whole wheat penne.)

Saute' mushrooms and garlic in butter until almost tender. Add shrimp and saute' until shrimp is cooked through. Add remaining ingredients, except lemon and parsley and heat through. Serve over pasta. Garnish with lemon slices and parsley. Serves 4.

See? I cooked. More discipline.

Tomorrow may not be as productive.

13 Comments:

Julie said...

You totally rocked the day! Congratulations!

I am trying to get accustomed to all of the QUIET around my house. It is really different!

Hope your day is a great one!

Teresa Dawn said...

Did you get your car back working yet? I'll have to try that recipe!

Wendi@Every Day Miracles said...

AMAZING!! Wow, wow, wow. I only hope I can demonstrate some of that discipline when mine start school in 3 weeks. We have gotten a LITTLE lazy over the summer...

And I need to buy that book. Way too many people have recommended it to me...

Penny said...

WOW! You're more productive in a day than I usually am in a week, lol!!

I've heard good things about that Beth Moore book. I may need to pick it up!

Sara said...

WOW Lady!
Supermom INDEED!

thedomesticfringe said...

Looks good! Glad the first day of school went well, but sorry to hear about your car. Hope it gets fixed easily. Bacon & eggs? Wow. You're going to make me look bad on our first day of school.

-FringeGirl

Aspiemom said...

Beth Moore is amazing. She brings so much to her Bible studies.

Amy@My Front Porch said...

Look at you go!

I just finished reading So Long Insecurity -- good stuff. Lots to think about.

jennifer said...

Your girls look beautiful! Very grown looking.

Chantelle said...

I'm half way through that book too. Good stuff!

H-Mama said...

Yay! for a successful first day! :)

phoebe said...

Go you and go me! I am trying to do the same thing this year! We started on 8/12 and I have gotten up at 4:50 am every morning, made breakfast (bacon, eggs, biscuits or pancakes) departed at 6 am and had time to pray with both of them before that got on the bus! I have gotten to work before 7am every day since! Life is great when you have a schedule! Although I still haven't found time for the workout! Pray for me! lol

Rachel @ Future Pastor's Wife said...

Wow, you ARE Supermom!!!