What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thursday Doings~

  • made breakfast (cinnamon and brown sugar oatmeal with raisins)
  • defrosted frozen tomatoes
  • chores
  • made a new batch of tea (raspberry mint because I didn't have enough teabags for my usual plain mint) 
  • took burnables out to the barn
  • began tomatoes (the big item for the day).  Washing.  Cutting.  Squishing.  Pouring. Washing.  Cutting.  Squishing.  Pouring.  Washing.  Cutting.  Squishing....you get the idea. For about four hours.
  • While I did tomato-ey things, I listened to a lecture on Winston Churchill.  I think, if the Lord ever gives me another baby and if that baby happens to be a boy, I may be very tempted to name him, at least in part, Churchill.  Strange, but true. 
  • talked with a neighbor who stopped by.  Very superly, amazingly, wonderfully excited about what they had to say.  It involves a miniature horse.  (shhhhhhhhh-don't tell!)
  • talked with my mother-in-law who stopped by
  • fixed lunches for children (pb&j sandwiches-elegant!)
  • ate lunch.  Barely convinced myself to get back up out of my chair.
  • But I did.  I used rest time to go across the street to the Granary and organize/sort   (An impossible job with an awake Judahbear.)  Did this for about two hours.
  • After rest time was over, headed back to house and started the last of the tomatoes and then, the tomato clean-up.  This took about another hour.
  • Made supper.  (Chicken quesadillas topped with sour cream and fresh salsa and wheat berry salad.)
  • played hangman with childer and husband
  • Did supper dishes.
  • Wiped down dining table, counters, etc.
  • Prepared cherry and pear tomatoes for making into sun-dried tomatoes (via deyhdrator)
Tomorrow I will be canning the sauce I made today, among other things.

See you on the flipside!



Full of Grace said...

aak. I am so happy for you and all you are accomplishing, but every time I read it makes me feel inadequate, you are getting so much done with your time, me I feel so less productive. I haven't been feeling the greatest so it's been hard to be motivated.

You are amazing Rebecca, really and truly!

Rebecca said...

Well, all I can say Elizabeth is that I can't seem to eek out any time to exercise everyday even though I really, really, really want to lose weight. And you often do it TWICE. So- think about THAT.

That is a constant frustration for me. My busy-ness doesn't get me losing weight and yours does. So really, it stinks to be ME.

Full of Grace said...

Well, I guess we both have our own annoyances ;) I'm down to one time a day on the weeks I have the boys (and I am so tired, it's halfhearted workingout) and then sometimes on my time off I do workout twice since I have more energy. I guess it's one of those give n take things, we can't have time for everything I suppose :) I admire all you've accomplished lately, that's for sure! :)

Leah T. said...

It looks like you had another busy and productive day! Love the rainbow of tomatoes! And Judah's helping hands. :) Two year olds are so fun! Hannah loves to help me make bread. She asks almost every afternoon if we're going to make it.

I've heard a few less than savory things about Churchill myself so I'm curious about the lecture you listened to.

Leah T. said...

Here's the article I was thinking of in my comment above, http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig/raico-churchill1.html .

Rebecca said...

The lecture I listened to was by Dr. George Grant in his series on Modernity. He is a Presbyterian minister, founder of the Franklin Classical Christian School and author of many books, among other things. He explains history in an engaging way and always from a biblical worldview and is very, very learned. I am really loving his series and wish there was a way I could afford ALL of them- he has series in Antiquity, Christendom and American Culture I would love to get my hands---er, ears---on.

I took a gander at your source and within the first three paragraphs the man referenced Christopher Hitchens as a quotable source, which raises some concerns in my mind...but I will certainly, when I have a few minutes, read the whole thing. If I am inaccurately portraying Churchill, I want to know about it! Thank you for sharing the link!

Leah T. said...

Thank you, Rebecca, for your response. I was trusting that you'd take my comment for what it was, a friendly suggestion to take a closer look, and you did. :) I know you want to know the truth which is why I ventured to say anything at all. I'm not saying the article has no flaws just that it may present some unpopular and often unknown or ignored information about Chuchill.