and if something ends up in lower case it is because my shift key is acting up!!!
Anyhow, life has been well, busy to say the least.
We had some friends from church that moved away and they left quite a bit of stuff in the garage to get rid of so some ladies in the church and others decided to have a garage sale for them. It was alot of work over three days and I am really tired out.  they did well at least!
On Friday I had decided to bake some bar cookies, one pan for us and one for P. to sell at the garage sale. So was almost done and  T. and my nephew started arguing so I turned around and must have knocked something so that my two glass measuring cups  fell out and shattered everywhere. I had to throw everything away, and clean and clean and clean to get rid of any glass. It was very sad, but  I did not want to take a chance! i ended up remaking bars and a brownie mix later that night for him to sell. Oh my! Now, i have to buy new measuring cups! I used those every day pretty much!
I am still in the process of getting my school room done. i am beginning to doubt I will ever get it done, but there is a light at the end of the long tunnel.  I need to do a few more shelving things and get things in order finally and put away in a organized way so i can start school!
<p> I discovered today that i am helping alot more than I thought with a bridal shower and wedding and the person that generally helps is so overwhelmed she cannot help too much. I am struggling with knowing what to do as I do not want to take on too much either. So, I have the shower on Thursday, wedding on Saturday and then MOPS starts on Monday, and the homeschool kickoff is monday as well in the first week of September. Oh, also i have a book review and contest to post that day too!!  i am thinking that I may have to do the baking before then so it will be a simple thing to just pull stuff out of the freezer and serve, rather than worrying about doing it all that week. I am supposed to bake quick breads for the shower and organize the baking of cookies for the wedding reception too. One thing I found very funny, and I am not sure if it will strike any of you as funny.  It may be how I grew up, in a large family 2-3 dozen cookies is nothing……
Someone said today that they have a recipe that makes 5 dozen cookies and if they make that big of a batch of cookies something about letting their  family have some and having plenty to share. In our house, growing up a  regular batch of cookies makes at least 10 dozen, if not 15…….If I bake cookies, I do not ever bake less then 8 trays of 15 cookies usually. I freeze some usually so they last while, but if I make a recipe that is small and says 5 dozen cookies, I would always double it!
Well, when you have at least 12 people eating, everyone could have two-three cookies and they were gone and I would have to bake again right away.  That is one snack time!!! So, anyhow, I have to re-shape my thinking I guess when it comes to cookie baking!
<p> So, life goes on here! I still have not bought a new camera, but we did get a new table and got a great deal for a nice table. God really blessed us with it! So, maybe I might have the money to buy a camera now from what I saved on the table! <p> i got kind of sun burnt yesterday, I guess the last days of summer have been great! The boys went swimming yesterday and today as it was the last days the pool was open, well, P. went yesterday and they all went today.
<p> Well, I am out of flour…I have to check on my blog when I last bought all that flour, but i have to buy more. I think it usually last 6 months! I can grind my own, I guess!
<p> Some of the books i read this week:
Wind River by Toni Morrisey- 302 pages
Copper Star- Suzanne Woods Fisher-287 pages- story of  young german woman who comes to America as she was part of the resistance in Germany, but was also a Jew.
Some books that i have not read in a long and time and decided to re-read them as they are always good.  Francena Arnold is a very interesting author with deep hard hitting stories.
Then am I strong- by Francena Arnold- 252 pages -A story of a young lady who has had vision problems and trouble conquering fear.
Straight down a crooked Lane- by Francena Arnold 256 pages- In this story Mary Jo meets and marries a young man very young against her parents wishes really and discovers the hard way how life can still have joy, but can be like going straight down a crooked lane sometimes. 

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