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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Passing the Time and Answer Me This

It is Sunday, and I am finally updating this space. I last time I blogged was Monday when I wrote about how I was inspired by Brene Brown to change the comment policy. I meant to write more this week, but then I didn't. Oh well, I am sure my regular readers will forgive me! ;) 

I have been very busy enjoying the summer with my family. 

So what have I been doing lately? I have been working on my cross stitch. 




I have been following the Trim Healthy Mama diet and have lost six pounds so far. I think it is a wonderful diet for women with PCOS and insulin resistance. 



The boys and I have been playing this new game* that I purchased with my Amazon Associates earnings. It is a lot of fun! Thank you very much for supporting me by shopping through my Amazon links. Chris, the boys, and I greatly appreciate it! 





And we have been enjoying the summer storms that have been rolling through our days and nights. I love a good summer storm! 







Last week was NFP awareness week, and there were so many well written and informative posts written in support of our fertility and NFP. I am sure that you read them all. I did not write anything new because several weeks ago I wrote about how we came to use NFP and how we teach our sons about love, sex, and their bodies


Since it is Sunday, I am going to join Kendra at Catholic All Year for Answer Me This


1. What's your favorite thing on YouTube? 

Currently, it is the new Walking Dead Season 5 trailer! 



The season premiere is on October 12, my wedding anniversary! I am very excited! 


2. Who taught you to drive? 

The driving instructor in my driver's ed class taught me to drive. But my grandfather, Clem, taught me to drive stick shift. He took me to a parking lot and let me drive for about 30 minutes, and that was all I needed to get the hang of it. He was a very patient teacher. 



3. What is your favorite thing to cook? 

My favorite thing to cook is homemade soup. I love soup and could eat it every night for dinner. My favorite soups are chicken and rice, chunky tomato, broccoli and cheese, butternut squash, and shrimp and corn chowder.   


4. Are you a hugger or a non-hugger? Why? 

I am a hugger, but a shy hugger because I would be mortified if I made someone uncomfortable. Plus, my husband's family are not very huggy and neither is my family, so I don't actually spend a lot of time hugging people. But if you meet me and feel inclined to hug me, I won't mind at all. 


5. Where do you pray best? 

I pray best in my bedroom first thing in the morning, but it is also very easy to pray while I am watering my garden. I make sure each to say a Hail Mary for a specific intention for each area that I water. 


6. When was the last time you saw/spoke to your grandparents? 

I never knew my father, so I only had one set of grandparents when I was growing up. They raised me, and, in a way were my parents, but not quite. It is a difficult situation to explain. 
Anyway, my grandfather died in March of 2012. My grandmother passed away in May. 
I miss them both. 


I hope that you are enjoying your summer vacation. I know that I am! In case you are interested, tomorrow I will update my summer reading list. I hope you enjoy your Sunday with your family!


* ThinkFun Rush Hour is the game that we are enjoying playing. That is an Amazon Associate link. If you use that link to go to Amazon and make a purchase I will earn a few pennies. Thank you for your support!

15 comments:

  1. Mmm now I want broccoli and cheese soup :)

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    1. It is very yummy and so easy to make! :)

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  2. I just started enjoying soup. I used to hate it when I was a kid, but now I really love it. I think brocolli and cheese is my favorite!

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    1. My husband is not a fan of soup, but thankfully my boys love it, too. Broccoli and cheese and beef vegetable are probably the guys' favorite soups in my house.

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  3. I enjoyed this post, and now I want to make soup! Which is the only thing on earth I really (um, better make that "kind of") like to cook.

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    1. There is something very satisfying about making soup. And the clean up after making soup is very easy as soup recipes usually only need one pot, cutting board, and a knife and peeler. :)

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  4. I recently discovered potato and leek soup and oh my gosh it is good! I actually made some baby food for Rachel wih potato, leeks, and peas and with added broth it becomes a yummy soup as well. I also love a good beef stew or corn chowder. 😊

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    1. Natalie, that sounds scrumptious! I make a potato and leek casserole that is yummy, but I am sure I would enjoy the soup more!

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  5. I am also a bedroom prayer. And my oh my I CAN NOT WAIT for Walking Dead!!!! Love it!!

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  6. I could eat soup every night as well - my husband doesn't like it one bit, but he puts up with it as long as I limit it to once/week :) I love it!

    And that cross stitch is lovely :)

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    1. Thanks! That is exactly how Chris is about soup. He is quick to ask, "Didn't we have soup a couple days ago?" I always have to remind him that it was a week ago. Ha! I make soup through the summer. I do not let the hot weather keep me from my soup! But Chris will complain that it is too hot for soup. I don't feel bad for him because I make so many of his favorite meals on a regular basis.

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  7. I love homemade soup! Also, I'm wearing my bracelet again today. I think of you all the time!

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    1. Wonderful! I think about you all the time, too. Every time I pass my stash of jewelry making supplies!

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  8. I love that cross-stitch you are working on! Blue and brown are my favorite colors together. I am a soup fanatic as well! We eat it weekly from October to March.

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