Friday, February 17, 2012

InstaFriday - Timing is Everything

The word that comes to mind when I think about this past week is "time." We had a little extra...Yay, teacher work day! Yay, Snow day! And, I brought something back into my life that I never should have let leave...the time-r! Good grief! What I got done when I set that baby for 15, 20, even 30 minutes to accomplish a specific task! I focused! I raced that crazy clock...and anybody who knows me knows how a little competition spurs me on to love and good deeds. I've got a picture to illustrate that principle below.

But before I get to my 30 minute room rescue picture, we had a little fun.

Girls & I saw "The Vow" on our day out of school
Saw this lovely front door while running errands...I like!

Lou and co serving up his Chili Blanco at the Cook-off on Saturday

Reading this powerful book right now...very convicting

That line that looks like mountains? Clouds bringing us snow

The growing cloud bank. People were putting pics of this all over fb

Faith enjoying the fire that we had to have on our snow day!

I'm surprised you all didn't hear me squeal when I opened the package the book shown below came in. My dear friend, Sue Roweton, gave me a gift certificate for my birthday to get all my tweets printed.
I'm published! - Not really, but kinda. Ok, just humor me.
Why do I keep showing pictures of how messy parts of my house are? I did it here, and now I'm doing it again. The redeeming thing about the picture below is it shows the power of the timer. I was trying to get a lot of different tasks accomplished on our snow day, and couldn't block out a whole day for any one of them. So, I decided to do something towards all of them, just for set blocks of time. I set my timer, worked like a crazy person, and then stopped when it went off. This area in the basement was allotted 30 minutes. I did enlist the help of 2 of my girls for that 30 minutes too. They weren't thrilled about that, but on the other hand, it was only 30 minutes. And they knew they were done when they heard the ding. They sat on the floor and put the papers I handed them in the appropriate tub. Did I kind of cheat? Was that like one person working for an hour and a half? A desperate procrastinator who lets areas get this bad has gotta do what she's gotta do.
Before and embarrassing
After and better, but still not done

Speaking of procrastinating, that is exactly what David is NOT doing here. He spent one morning this week filling out scholarship applications that are not due until March. Impressive.

Meals, homework, scholarship - it all happen at the kitchen table 
Imagine our surprise when we opened up our local paper to see that Harrises were on the front pages of both sections of the paper. That was kind of fun. And probably won't ever happen again...

Bolivar Herald Free Press 2-15-12

And last, but not least, Lou and I took advantage of a basketball game in Reeds Spring to grab some amazing pizza. Seriously, if you are ever in the vicinity of Branson, Missouri, you have to visit the Reeds Spring Pizza Co. Yum. Yum. And double yum. It's got just the atmosphere you'd expect in that neck of the woods, but the pizza is anything but old timey. Lou and I had the Green Acre, which is made with pesto, mozzarella, tomatoes, chicken, feta, their specialty herbs, and topped with fresh basil.

This might possibly be the first pioneer photo bomb! 

I'm especially thankful this week for the reminder about time and its preciousness. We all know it's fleeting and to be redeemed, we just forget sometimes. It's time to remember.

 So teach us to number our days
that we may get a heart of wisdom.
(Psalm 90:12 ESV)

life rearranged


  1. Love you guys! Thanks for letting me borrow Mary!!

  2. I didn't know you could get tweets printed! That is awesome! I'm gonna have to do that someday.

    I'm so jealous of your snow day. In NC we don't get many of those - definitely not this year since it's been so warm!

    And I LOVE the book Forgotten God. I need to read that again - really opened my eyes to the wonders of the Holy Spirit.

    So glad I found your blog through the InstaFriday link-up! :)

  3. I so enjoy seeing parts of your house messy, especially since it is always so "clean" when I come. Better get crackin' on that...I will be there in about three weeks!

    You didn't show a picture of snow. I thought you might since you had a snow day. We basically have no snow this year...wierd.