Monday, November 1, 2010

Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

{1}  This is my first link up with Carissa at lowercase letters because I am usually not on the ball enough to get a post out early Monday morning.  However, I have bribed sweetly explained to the children that they must take a nap in order to have enough energy for trick-or-treating.  I'm sure there might be a few of you out there that used that same ploy.  Come on -- time to fess up!

{2}   I just finished making my youngest daughter's crown out of glittery scrapbook paper.  She is Glinda, the Good Witch from Wizard of Oz.  She was supposed to be a bee, but when she saw that her older sister would be wearing a sparkly blue and white gingham dress AND ruby red glitter shoes (obviously, she's Dorothy, but it is Monday so I won't make you figure it out all by yourself), it was no longer meant to bee.  (ha, ha.)

{3}  Have you ever seen a picture of yourself and thought, That's me??  That doesn't look like me!  I'm blaming the sun.  It was in my eyes and it almost took toothpicks for me to keep them open for this picture.  Here I am with my college roommates, or rather, lest you think I just look old for my age, my former college roommates.  One is still in town, but the other just moved to Wisconsin.  She's hoping that it's going to be a warm winter, being that she has lived in Texas most of her life.  Warm winter?  In Wisconsin?  I'm  Here's the pic.  I'm in the middle.  I'm always in the middle, not because they just both want to be next to me all the time, but because, you guessed it! I'm short.
{4}  I'm starting my first meme tomorrow and I'm really very excited.  It's all about community -- a positive place for women to gather to be supported, encouraged, and loved.  If you are interested, you can read more about it here.  I even made my very own blog button All. By. Myself.  I realized that I am a very impatient person who doesn't like to follow a long list of directions.  However, when dealing with HTML code, You. Must. Follow. Directions.  Here's my new button.  Do you like?

In case you didn't take Latin, Soli Deo Gloria means For God's Glory Alone.  My sweet sister-in-law inspired the title and really, that's all  I want my life to be -- for His glory alone.  I've struggled with pride for way too long and I'm just kinda over it, ya know?

{5}  The children are up from their nap now (the oldest slept, the youngest didn't, but she did stay in her bed the whole time, so I figure that's good enough to go Trick-or Treating.  I mean, what kind of mom would I be if I made her stay home and just hand out candy??)  I'm off but I can't wait to come see what your Monday holds!  Leave a comment and I'll be sure to visit you back.


  1. I think you look absolutely adorable, and that dress is so cute! Visiting from MM - have a great week! :)

  2. I'm confused...Did you trick or treat on Monday night?

    Our community did trick or treating on Saturday, then the local churches had fall festivals. Counting getting to wear costumes to school last week for drug awareness (Friday was "scare away drugs") I think they actually got fairly good use out of our $10 costumes!

  3. Oh, it's so good to be catching up with my "besties" in "blogland." I missed you while I was gone. Glad you participated in MM, it's lots of fun and i'll do my best to link up to your new meme next week. Was just too busy today getting caught up from my trip to participate this week. Blessings and love!

  4. Looking forward to soli deo gloria tomorrow!


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