A is for all the craft supplies I bought today at Michael's.
B is for blogs I am having fun catching up on this evening.
C is for the warm chocolate chip cookie my daughter just brought me. That I didn't have to bake because she is now old enough to do so.
D is for a teenage daughter who still likes to hang out with her mom-- even if it is just to go to the grocery store.
E is for the empty house I came home to after the grocery store. For five whole minutes we unloaded groceries without chaos.
F is for feet stomping loudly in the room above me. My children give a whole new meaning to the term "lead foot."
G is for groceries-- a pantry and fridge full of them! What a great feeling as we start a new week!
H is for hearing holiday music on three radio stations this afternoon when we were out. My daughter and I agreed it is still too early and turned the channel.
I is for Ipod, listening to Nichole Nordeman sing "No More Chains" as I brush my teeth is a nice way to end a day.
J is for Jack, my oldest son, who just wrapped up a run as Daddy Warbucks in Annie-- his first leading role. He did a great job and even shaved his head! We got to see the show twice this weekend. So. fun.
K is for keeping our night simple. We had a church service we had planned to go to, but with one sick child and two who were very tired, we decided that staying home instead would be a better plan for everyone. I am glad my husband made that wise call.
L is for the nice lunch we ended up eating at a restaurant today-- which is a rare treat. Timing necessitated it, and I am so glad it did. Curt and I had lunch with just our three girls and it was so nice.
M is for menu plan. I am proud of myself for making one this week and looking forward to trying some new recipes.
P is for potty training. We are making progress-- not giant leaps, but I will settle for little steps. I think this mama's heart needs for her to move slowly out of this final transition away from babyhood and into full-fledged little girl. It is bittersweet as over 16 years of little ones in diapers comes to an end. (Only a mother of many can appreciate that statement, so the rest of you just disregard.)
Q is for quiet-- everyone went to bed early or is doing homework somewhere. I am loving the silence.
R is for a day of rest? I didn't get a lot of rest today, but I do feel semi-prepared for a new week. And that's a good thing.
S is for sermon. As usual, we heard a good one today. Our pastor is preaching on finances and everything he is saying lines up so directly with what we believe, I have to stifle the urge to jump up and shout "amen!" when I hear him preach.
T is for thanksgiving-- I still have plans to work on this week.
U is for underbed storage box. I have decided I need one more to house our craft supplies, especially after our trip to Michael's. I am now the proud owner of a lifetime supply of pompoms and googly eyes.
V is for very tired. I am sort of sorry I started this whole alphabet entry thing, but I am determined to see it through to the end, now.
W is for writing this entry. I didn't think I would finish it, but it looks like I am going to now!
X is for x-tra sad that Monday is upon us. Please, weekend, don't go! You just got here!
Y is for the yellow box of Crayola washable paints I bought today. I can't wait to paint my kids hands and make the handprint turkey-- I can already imagine my big kids' faces when I share this little plan with them and they realize I expect them to play along!
Z is for where I am headed-- off to bed to catch some zzzzzz's.
ETA: A little poem about the missing letters:
N and O are missing
That's very plain to see
It was late when I was writing
And I had NO energy!