Friday, June 24, 2011

My Week in Review

Hey Friends.  On Friday I usually post my fab finds of the week.  I don't really have any so I thought I'd do my week in review.  Maybe you care.  Maybe you don't.  That's ok.  It's kind of a way to help me feel like I actually accomplished something during these crazy summer days.
Here goes...

Book I read: Quitter by Jon Acuff

What I thought:  Well written.  Funny.  Good motivator.  I read this because a friend highly recommended.
If you have ever dreamed of quitting your day job to pursue your dream job, this is a great book.
It provides a healthy does of reality, but also a path for you to close the gap between where you are now and your dreams.

I'm not even sure what my dream job would be right now!  I'm in the midst of raising kids.  My dreams right now are for them.  I guess my real dream would be to start a Christian SNL.  Maybe someday :)  Hey, my name is Tina.   Instead of Tina Fey I can be Tina May.  Or Tina Hey Hey.  Just kidding.  Or not.

Biggest accomplishment this week: 
Organized the kids drawing and coloring area.  It used to be the dining room table and was a huge mess all of the time.  Paper and markers EVERYWHERE.  Can't WAIT to show you their new space.  Next week probably ;)

Dining Room Issues

 Thing God taught me this week:  I was having a bad attitude about a certain situation this week (I realize this is vague!).  God showed me that if I were truly serving Him in this circumstance and not people or organizations I wouldn't have this bad attitude.  I was over it pretty quickly after that!

whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever.   1 Peter 4:11

Summer fun with the kids:  The weather was warm one day so we went to the "shark" pool!  We also made wooden spoon puppets (a princess and two kings).
The library had open craft time yesterday so we made some crowns and grabbed a bunch of books on knights and castles. 

I'm probably letting them watch too many movies, but the weather has been crummy.  That's my excuse anyway ;) 

What I watched this week:  Driving Miss Daisy.  LOVE this movie.  I hadn't seen it in ages and it was on the Netflix "watch instantly" list.  If you haven't seen it I highly recommend!  Morgan Freeman is so great in it and every time he laughed in the movie, I did too.  Dan Akroyd's hair could have used some work.  The little old lady was in Fried Green Tomatoes.  she was like the token old lady actress in the 90's.  I don't know her name off the top of my head.

Also watched the new Mark Burnett reality show "Expedition Impossible".  We're huge amazing race fans and this didn't disappoint.  I loved that the team called "latin persuasion" wore black in the desert, nylons and lipstick.  Surprisingly, they were the first team sent home.

Highlight of the Week:  Last Sunday we celebrated my brothers birthday and Fathers Day with my immediate family downtown Chicago at Maggianos.  I love spending time with the family and I love food.  Time with my family is never short on laughs. 
Joe's absolute favorite dessert.  Tiramisu.

Did you do anything eventful, fun or memorable this week? 


  1. Ella looks so pretty in that last picture. And so does the Tiramisu.

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