Wednesday, August 28, 2019

What's Up Wednesdasy

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What We're Eating This Week
So Ricky & I have become addicted to this vegetarian lasagna
Amy's Vegetable Lasagna
It fills us both us & we have leftovers for the next day too.
I'm really picky about anything "pasta" because there tends to be a lot of garlic - I'm not a fan of garlic. & dont feel bad, garlic doesnt like me either.
But this doesnt have a strong garlic flavor to it - but still a good spice/season flavor.
This is a weekly must on our grocery list now.
... & for all of you that have the time to make home made lasagna. I applaud you.
I feel equally as proud to put something in the oven & pull it out 40 minutes later.
Its like I slaved over the stove all on my own.
#noshame


What I'm Reminiscing About
I miss Christian Bookstores!!!!
First Family Christian bookstores disappeared...
& now Lifeway has closed up shop.
Makes me so super sad.
I always loved going in there & finding gifts & cards & books & bible studies & especially Christian art & shirts & hats.
... & I know that Amazon & online shopping is the reason - but there was something special about going in these stores & browsing.

Makes me even sadder that we live in a world that Christian based stores can't make it.
At the heart of it, that's the saddest part of it all.


What I'm Loving
e.l.f. Instant Lift Brow Pencil, Red/Coppr
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I had never tried any sort of eye brow pencil & I wanted to just see if it would really make a difference.
Enter this baby - I invested a big $2.00 to give it a shot.
& I LOVE IT! It makes a HUGE difference.
How can you lose for $2.00?

What We've Been Up To
We're on the car hunt.
I got my brakes "fixed" about 2 months ago & yeah... they're not fixed.
They're worse than ever.  They JACKED up my car something crazy.
I've had my car for 7 years so I'm debating on taking my car somewhere else to get it REALLY fixed, or looking into getting another car.
Ricky on the other hand - he NEEDS a car. His car gets to work & back home only due to prayers being lifted every day. Its bad.
So we're seeing if anyone can give us a deal to buy TWO cars.
We've done that before & it pays off for us.... so we'll see.


What I'm Dreading
See above - a car payment


What I'm Working On
Me.  right now, I'm really trying hard to work on me.


What I'm Excited About
Fall. Enough said.

This adorable graphic tee is a must-have for ladies who are in love with all things fall!

What I'm Watching / Reading
I've been hooked into the new show on Hulu Four Weddings & a Funeral - super cute!

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& currently reading An Anonymous Girl
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What I'm Listening To
I have always ALWAYS been a fan of Priscilla Shirer & when we were at Women of Joy, we found out her sister, Chrystal, is going to be speaking next year.
So I looked her up & have been addicted to her podcast ever since.
Those Evans girls... man, they have a blessing poured upon them with speaking.

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What I'm Wearing
I tried out a new bralette from Target ... its a Jockey Cami Strap Bralette.
I LOVE IT! It's so comfortable - gives pretty decent support - especially for small thin straps.
I love it! For that price, I'll keep stocking up on these babies!
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What I'm doing this Weekend
Hopefully NOT doing an infusion.
I'm really thinking I'm going to skip it.
I see the Hematologist next week so I may just cancel this one & if she says I HAVE to have it - then I'll put it at the end. I just dont want my long holiday weekend to have yuck involved.

What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month
Getting back into a women's bible study group.
I'm joining in with my precious friend & a bunch of ladies that I've "churched" with over the years.
I am looking forward to going & soaking up the messages & conversation & not having to lead this go around.  I enjoyed leading the Women's group I was involved in for a few years, but I know everything has a season & I have too much going on in life to take on too much right now.
So I'm happy to just sit in the group & talk all about God!

What Else is New
Ernie is still in his agility training & its crazy to see how he listens to Ricky with a new intent.
I know going forward, when we get a new puppy - because we all know we'll get another puppy - we're going to start them in agility training early on.  Gives such discipline.


13 comments:

  1. I miss the Christian stores, too. They all closed up around us. I used to love taking the boys and letting them pick something out. Hopefully the double car strategy will work out. I hope you both find something that works for you. We got a glimpse of fall this week and it's been a nice switch.

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  2. I'm looking forward to fall too. I always do until it gets too cold!

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  3. G loves that version of the lasagna!! Cant wait to hear what you think about anonymous girl - I really enjoyed it! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. I know some people don't like them, but the Kia store occasionally does two-fer deals. I've had my Sorento for 10 years and it was bought used - I don't think I've put an exorbitant amount of money into it either - but it's 13 years old now and I'm dreading an eventual and upcoming car payment too. Sooo ready for fall here!!

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  5. Annie Downs has Priscilla Schirer on her podcast this week. I haven't listened, but I plan to check it out at some point.

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  6. It makes me sad to see stores go. I prefer shopping at a store over online for most everything. It’s just more special. Good luck on the car hunt! And I hope you don’t have to have an infusion this weekend!

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  7. I love that lasagna! Most of the Amy's stuff I've tried has been pretty good. And I just heard about that 4 Weddings and a Funeral show. I was thinking of giving it a try so that's good to hear that you're enjoying it :) I started the Borgias on Netflix but I should have known better. Too violent for me.

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  8. I love it when bible study picks up again in the Fall! That lasagna sounds good. I was sad when they closed a small town Christian bookstore here. I do like online but something about bookstores, oh please don’t take those. Nothing like browsing the pages.

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  9. Oh, christian bookstores! I will never forget the first time I went into one after I got saved. It is really sad that they've closed. And you're right, there's a lot more to it than just a business closing.

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  10. I miss the Christian bookstores too. We do still have Mardel, so I definitely need to give them my business so they stay around. That is my favorite brow pencil...nice quality and $2! I will have to listen to that podcast. Thanks for the tip.

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  11. I'm going to look for that lasagna! My go-to is to have CPK frozen pizzas in the freezer for nights when I just can't deal with cooking.
    Do you guys have a Mardel's? There isn't one here, but we had one in Missouri and in Colorado. I would get lots of school supplies there as well. The Christian store my MIL used to send me books from also closed here.

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  12. Oh man car payments are not fun at all. I dread the day we have to get a new vichle. On another note, our pup loves agility too and it gets so much energy out.

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