I don't have much to say about a lot of things so I thought it would be a perfect day for 7 Quick Takes Friday so here goes...
Normally we brush twice a day - he brushes by himself in the morning and my husband or I do it for him at night. I guess we all weren't doing a very good job. The dentist assures me that it is very tiny. Regardless of the size, I still feel like I let him down.
I am now having the kids brush after every meal and snack. We'll see how long this lasts.
There are a lot of bloggers that I read regularly that are in Chicago right now. Which means, for the next week, I will have to see pictures of them all meeting one another, talking about how cute they all are in person, what cute clothes they are all wearing, how nice they all are in person and what a WONDERFUL time they all had.
Yes, I know I'm just jealous. And yes, I'll get over it...in a week when everything gets back to normal in the blogosphere and they stop posting pictures of all of them hugging...
And I guess I should add that the recipe comes to us from Jillian Michaels.
Roasted Broccoli With Lemon
- 4 cups broccoli florets
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- 1 dash freshly ground black pepper
- 1 lemon, cut into wedges
Preheat oven to 450°F. Toss broccoli with oil, salt, and pepper. Place on a large baking sheet (not air-insulated) and roast until the broccoli is tender and blackened on the bottom, 10 to 12 minutes. Serve immediately, with lemon wedges.
Makes 4 servings.
Speaking of Jillian Michaels - I'm still Shredding. I am having trouble getting rid of the couple of pounds I put back on while on vacation when I was eating like a pig and not Shredding.
Does anyone have a good diet plan? I just really want to get off 3-4 pounds but I'm having trouble. Perhaps where I am now is the weight I should be at and maybe I just need to keep working out to keep toned up and not worry about the scale.
We just recently started sponsoring two children from Honduras through Christian Foundation for Children and Aging. The little boy is Sarah's age and the little girl is Peter's age. Their names are Mery and Elias.
I wanted to do this to help these two adorable little children, but I also wanted to do this to help my kids. I want Peter and Sarah to understand that God wants us to help those less fortunate than ourselves. I want them to understand how much we have and how lucky we are
. I have been mentioning Mery and Elias in our prayer over breakfast and I just wrote a letter to them. I can't wait to see what they write back.
I went into the garage this morning to get an extra carton of cream for my coffee and when I opened the door, I almost got knocked down by what I thought was a bat. I quickly realized that it was just a little brown bird (I don't know all of my bird names but I bet you my grandmother could have told me instantly what kind it was!)
I hope it makes it's way out of the garage and not into my house. The last time I had a bird in the house BOTH of my lampshades ended up with poop on them.
And whenever I think about that story I always think of my friend Julie from college who got pooped on by a bird as we were all walking to the cafeteria. That was hysterical (for all of us who didn't get pooped on!)
And then when I think about Julie, I think about the Farside cartoon that we found on a greeting card that showed a bird's view of the ground and all of the people down below have bulls eyes on their heads. I'll be chuckling all day. (Tiffany! Are you reading this!? Do you remember when Julie got pooped on?! Good times!)
I'm still reading through the Bible. I'm currently on Day 38 of the 90 day program. I am currently in Job and I must say that it is so nice to be out of Kings and Chronicles.
I know it's SEVEN quick takes, but I guess I have a lot to say today...Just a reminder about Miracle Monday. If anyone has any miracles to post, please do. I haven't had anyone post a miracle in quite sometime and I'm contemplating ending it. So, if you have a miracle, write about it this weekend so you will be ready to post it on Monday.
For more Quick Takes, please visit Jennifer at Conversion Diary.