Sunday, October 20, 2013

A Peek at My Week

It seems like this week was wild and crazy and way too busy. Do you ever have weeks like that? (I’d like to think I’m not alone.)

This coming week is going to be just as busy, too.

I’m going to be out of state Monday through Thursday, which means I’ll only have a little bit of time to get a whole week worth of work done. But I’m super excited about the trip. I’m going with three other women from our state, including our Executive Director, to a women’s prison in Arkansas and a women’s shelter in Louisiana to see what we can learn about ministering to hurting people.

But I digress from the point of this blog post.

If you’ve been visiting my blog, you know that every Sunday for the past month I’ve had a Peek at My Week post. In it, I tell some things that have been going on in my life during the week and I set three goals for the coming week. Oh, and then there’s that funny little feature that I call My 30-Minute Challenge.

So, let’s get to it…


  1. I organized… the medicine cabinet. It was getting really out of hand.

  1. I cooked… on Wednesday! I know that sounds like a strange statement, but you have to understand, I DON’T COOK ON WEDNESDAYS! So this was weird. Now don’t fret. I didn’t work too hard at it. It was chili in the Crockpot. But I did cook.

  1. I bought… a loaf of Amish bread. I was so excited. See, we took the day off on Monday and went to Indiana where we ate at an Amish-style restaurant. They had amazing bread. So I brought a loaf of it to bring home. NOT a good idea. The loaf I brought home wasn’t nearly as good. LOL!

  1. I’m enjoying… playing Words with Friends with my husband. Yep! I convinced him to get it on his iphone this week. It’s been fun!

  1. I made… a measly 5 cards. I had bigger plans than that, but a short busy week stifled my creativity.

  1. I procrastinated… and didn’t get a haircut this week. Oh well!

  1. I learned… we have a mouse in our attached garage. EEK! I actually saw “Mickey” when I was getting ready to go to the store. I am NOT happy about this guest. He needs to go!

  1. This weekend I’m… in Chicago – the heart of the city. I led a conference in a church downtown on Saturday. Our state convention put me in a Holiday Inn for the night. Look at the cutie that was in the bathroom when I arrived...

  1. I’m working on… getting the kinks worked out on my new blog template (that looks almost like my old blog template). If you’ve tried unsuccessfully to leave a comment the past few days, hang in there. We’re trying to get the comment tab fixed.

  1. I’m blessed… to have the opportunity to see things through the eyes of my son Brock. He’s such a fun fellow who enjoys life. While we were on our outing Monday, we stopped at the Pumpkin Patch. He had so much fun! Here he is beside the hay turkey:

My 30-Minute Challenge… I had a hard time finding 30 minutes this week, but when I did, I got Brock’s closet updated for fall, which means I put away all of his short-sleeved shirts and got out his long-sleeved shirts. His shelf is all neat and orderly now. It felt so good that I did my closet, too.

My goals for the coming week…

  1. I plan to have at least one of my upcoming conference sessions finished and ready to lead by the time next week comes to an end! Two of them would be better, but that’s probably not realistic, since I’ll be gone 4 days next week.

  1. I am so excited that my husband has decided to go on a pastor’s trip to the Holy Land early next year. He applied for his renewed passport and for the trip this week. So, one of my goals for next week is to do some research about Israel – what climate he should expect, what he’ll eat, that sort of thing. And what the time difference is between Israel and our home.

  1. I am also making a goal to buy at least one Christmas gift this week. I bought one last week (for Brock) and am so excited. I hope to buy at least one gift every week from now until Christmas actually. It just makes the holidays so much fun to spread out the shopping like that.

Okay, that’s it for this week’s Peek at My Week. I’ll look forward to telling you about my travels in next week’s post.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


April said...

You always make me feel as if I accomplished

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Jeanette - what a busy life you lead - just hope that although your week may be busy, it does not have 'unexpected dramas' as ours did last week :-)

:: BlueInks :: said...

@ April....LOL!

What a week! Wow, you have been busy and have some great goals for this coming week.

I hope that your prison visits go well. Having never been in a prison, that would be quite a day!

I love that turkey that Brock was able to see! How fun is that?!

Good luck this week.