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Minutes – October 7, 2013


praying for my family, especially my kids.  Cherry Ames  is almost finished with college and her world is about to open up three/four/five-fold.  I pray for her to make wise decisions, to hold fast to her faith, and that she finds a wonderful job!  Princess Pea is negotiating the leap from the Blinn Community College to A&M Proper.  I pray that the process is a simple and seamless as the TAPS Counselor(s) have promised her, and that she continues to do so very, very well in her studies. The Architect is growing up quickly; he’s more of a man and less of a child every day.  I pray that he continues to be steadfast and loyal. DirtBike – child of my heart – is doing so much better in school this year.  I pray that he continues to work hard, and that he doesn’t become discouraged when things don’t go so well; a good dose of heaven-sent persistence.


I actually went to the Doctor for some ongoing issues. More tests to be done before we panic.  Please keep me in your prayers.


Prayer, and ways to make it seamless within the passing of my days.


I washed the curtains from the living room and dining room this weekend.  I love the way they look blowing about on the line.  I remember running through sheets on my Mom’s clothesline when I was a kid.  It was the best part of laundry day!


It’s time to tackle a really, really big project.  Like seriously big.  We’ve saved up the money and we’ll make the time – so here’s the commitment:   we are remodeling our kitchen, fixing up the bathrooms and replacing the flooring in our house!!!

We have lived in this house for 21 years now, and this is our first remodel. (Don’t judge…we were too busy raising kids to replace the carpets.)  This is going to be my “creative” report for the next many months.  First step?  I’m writing down the plan in my head for The Project (as it will now be named), with complete task lists and DEADLINES.  I will share this plan with Mr. Pea, and make him sign his name on it, because I don’t want this to drag on forever.  I will also make him pinkie-promise that if the schedule starts to slide, he will either take vacation time and work on The Project full-time, or he will let me hire a contractor to finish it.  I NEED a kitchen, folks!  I’ve been using a dying oven for three years (it’s been totally kaput since June of this year)  and now the microwave is acting funky, too. Cabinet doors are breaking daily, and the floors? Let me just say that you should never, ever try to keep carpeting more than a decade. It really does need to be replaced, especially if you’re raising kids and have pets of any sort.

Let the craziness begin!


  • Steak, Mashed Potatotes, Spinach Salad
  • Turkey Sandwiches on Croissants and Veggie Soup
  • Chili Frito Pie (Thanks, Jenny, for the idea!)
  • Barbeque Chicken, Green Beans and Something Else
  • Veggie Lasagna, if I can figure out how to ‘bake’ it in a crockpot
  • Grilled Ginger Orange Salmon, Saffron Rice and Peas
  • Bean Soup with Ham, Cornbread Muffins (baked in my friend’s kitchen)


DirtBike and Miss J

DirtBike and Miss J – Homecoming Dance

::looking ahead

Busy week of school, work projects and, of course, The Project.

I’ll leave you with a picture of my beautiful daughters, because everyone should be able to enjoy such a delightful sight!

Princess Pea and Cherry Ames

And another picture of DirtBike, because he’s so handsome, too!


Linking up at Suscipio– come join us!

Record the Minutes. Keep the Faith.

EMail Anglea Pea

4 thoughts on “Minutes – October 7, 2013

  1. Y’know, my parents didn’t start “fixing up” the house until we were all out of it. 🙂 So that’s about, oh, 20 years that they lived there before renovations started. They just rebuilt the deck, and I love it. Now I’m always saying, “the next renovation project should be….” 🙂

  2. Your children are beautiful (You can tell your daughters are related but they look maybe one takes after you and one Mr Pea?) and your prayers for them…well, they touch any momma’s heart. Good luck on the remodel. And prayers for you you silly girl. You should have mentioned this over at Suscipio so we could get St Martha on it.

  3. That dirt bike looks mischievous. I love that! ha.
    Beautiful girls. Praying for good reports from the doc.
    I am close if I can ever help, please call on me.

  4. I love the pictures, love them!! You have such a beautiful family. Hope all turns out well with the doc and all. I love reading all this. Thank you for sharing. Blessings my friend!!

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