Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Seder Dinner

Thursday night is the Seder Dinner for our high school leadership team. There were seven students that RSVP'd a 'yes' so it will be a smaller group. Which is perfectly fine since we've never done this before.

I'm using the Messianic Seder Haggadah from Echo The Story. It's a great resource if you're looking to do a Christian Passover meal. Over the years I've gathered more information and Bible verses and added them in.

We're serving a wonderful meal (hopefully it will all come together) and I tried to be as Kosher as possible. And hopefully as authentic as possible too.

Cucumber Strawberry Salad

Matzah Ball Soup

Roasted Red Potatoes
Green Beans

Lemon Meringue Cake

I thought I found an excellent brownie recipe with a coffee glaze, but it called for 2 sticks of butter and from what I know about Kosher - butter is a dairy item which is forbidden. So after further searching I found the Lemon Meringue Cake and it sounds yummy so we'll give it a try.

Please be in prayer for our youth pastor, Mark, and I as we prepare for this special evening sharing with the students about how the Passover relates to Christ, His death, and resurrection. I'm really praying that the students learn something new and they appreciate the little details of the Seder dinner and how Christ changed the Passover to the Lord's Supper. Kind'a neat!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I Heart Amoxacillin

About 2:30am on Monday I woke with horrible pain and pressure in my left ear. It hurt so bad I wanted to jab and ink pen in my ear to relieve the pressure. Knowing that was not the thought of a sane person I got up, took some Tylenol, and proceeded to try and sleep until 8am when I could call the clinic.

I finally fell asleep and woke at 8am to call the clinic. Then I had a total breakdown. After waiting5 1/2 hours through the night to call the doctor (and not go to the ER like I really wanted to) I was told that my doctor's schedule was full. I told them I didn't care who it was I just wanted to get in as soon as possible...which turned out to be 3pm. I said a polite thank you and took the appointment. Only to get off the phone and cry and cry and cry. I didn't want to have to wait another 7 hours to get in...but I did.

I got to the clinic at 2:55p like a good little patient and waited 25 minutes to get into my room. After being weighed, having my temp, B/P, pulse and O2 checked I waited another 15 minutes to see the doctor. At which point he looked in my ear and told me that I indeed have ear infection. At 3:45p I walked out the clinic door and headed to the pharmacy.

There I had to wait 25 minutes for my prescription to be filled. They want you to walk around the store and shop a bit so they tell you have to wait...even though I'm sure it was filled and sitting on the counter. ;)

I got home and took my pills with a big glass of water and some yogurt (I dont' want a certain complication that can come from antibiotics so I'm doing my best to prevent that). And even 12 hours later, I feel better. I've so far taken 2 doses and wish I would have been able to take my first dose on Monday morning instead of afternoon, but alas I'm following orders. Anyway, when you really need an antibiotic you can tell because it works SO well and I'm so thankful for modern medicine and a little thing called Amoxacillin!!

Hopefully I'll be myself in a few days since this is Easter week and there's so much exciting and fun things going on. I don't want to miss anything and I don't want my kids to have to miss out on stuff either. ;)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?

That dog would be me, I suppose.

It's been a month since I've posted so I hope I haven't lost all of my "readers." ;)

I've been busy with other tasks around the house like hanging curtain rods, trying to sew curtains and failing, purchasing twin sheets and using those as curtains, organizing the toys since our oldest had his 4th birthday and received many more blessed toys, trying to keep up with laundry, sorting and storing the 18-month clothes that my youngest grew out of 4 months ago, planning a Seder dinner for our high school student leadership team - Doulos, and just being Momma.

But, I pledge to faithfully commit to posting at least 3-4 times a week. You all really need to know about the details of my exciting life. ;)

Now, what am I up to right now...NCAA basketball, baby!! Yesterday my husband and I avoided the internet, the television, radio, and any friends who knew scores of the games so we could fill out our brackets on our date last night. We filled one out for ourselves and one for each of our boys. The boys actually do better than us. The most fun we had filling out a bracket was last year. We looked up all the mascots and chose the team based on whose mascot would win in a fight. Duke won as their mascot is the BlueDevils. Now, if there was a team mascot of Jesus, or Faithful Believers, or Fighting Crusaders, maybe they would have won. We had a good time laughing about it though. ;)

Like I mentioned above, my baby turned 4 years old on the 12th. He had a great birthday with lots of family and friends. He had a Curious George cake (which I gave in and ordered this year) and my husband and I decorated with green streamers (vines) and paper bananas. I thought it turned out pretty cute. He got a lot of fun gifts but his favorites have been Bakugans and Transformers. He's had a lot of fun with them and they're great because he can actually sit and play with them and that's a miracle. To see him quietly sitting.

We're in the process of potty training our 2-year-old. He seems pretty interested because his brother uses the toilet, but he doesn't know that urge to go yet. So, we're still in the process. I'm not going to push the issue, but we will be more purposeful in the near future.

That's the update and hopefully you'll see this little dog around more often. ;)