Schoolhouse Library -- Looking for some resources for your family? For a $25 one-time fee, you can have access to a big digital library. Here's the link - Schoolhouse Library - or click on the graphic below.
Saving Lives -- I just heard about Save the Storks and it thrills me to hear of practical ways people are stepping up and trying to stop abortions - one precious baby at a time. This is even based in the Dallas area.
Saving Money on Laundry -- Have you ever made your own laundry detergent? Here's one link I found recently that makes me think I should maybe try it -- DIY Laundry Detergent.
Sunsets - We've had some crazy, scary storms around the Dallas area lately. But sometimes they produce the most gorgeous sunsets.
John took this in the Wal-Mart parking lot with his phone. He said about a dozen people were standing around doing the same thing. He also wondered what that says about our society . . .
Plays, Plays, and More Plays - All the performances of Sense and Sensibility and The Shoemaker and His Elves are over now.
While this makes my 13yo girl a little sad, it's rather nice to not to have to make multiple trips a day for rehearsals and performances. John and I both were involved in a lot of plays, etc when we were in high school so we're glad she has the chance to work with some very professional directors.
However, the acting bug has bit and now multiple Toliver children are asking if they can do the same thing when the theatre group starts again this fall.
I sense a lot of driving in my future.
More Projects? John's new shop isn't done yet (currently, he's running the electrical) - but that doesn't stop me from thinking of project ideas for him.
I'm helpful that way. That's what he gets for being such a fabulous woodworker!
Here's one idea --
It will need to seat about 60 people because once you consider our kids when they're grown with spouses and with children . . . that's a big, hungry crowd.
And here's another idea (I love mule chests) --
He may as well make several of those because it always seems we're out of room.
Oh, and while you're at it, honey, how about this one?
John loves it when I think of more work for him to do. Don't you, dear? Dear?
My Crazy Daughters -- My 9yo came in the house this morning singing "We Have More Than Cockleburrs" - to the tune of "We Are More Than Conquerors". Try it! It's funny but terribly appropriate if you live in the country in Texas. Now if she could just come up with a funny song about chiggers. And fire ants. And snakes.
Then there was my silly 13yo daughter who announced yesterday --
Our family is like fudge - Chocolate with a few nuts thrown in!
I couldn't have said it better myself.
But it does make me wonder - who are the nuts??
Have a fantastic weekend! And leave me a comment to give me your opinion on one of the thousand topics I've covered in this post.