Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sunday Night Chit Chat: Church Life

Hey Humble Readers...

I hope you've all had a great weekend.  Ours started like last weekend, with me having a very lazy unmotivated Friday.  Not a useful thing.  It made Saturday and today rather busy and meant that a few things had to be put off.  We did accomplish a few things though... Ginny got a haircut, did the weekly shopping, the laundry got done, and I managed to go shopping for myself (more on that later).  And we went to church.
Sunday afternoon playtime with Daddy

Church with a toddler and an infant is a challenge.  Our congregation is wonderfully welcoming of children in worship... in fact, that's a large part of why we choose to worship there.  A lot of churches hold Sunday School at the same time as the worship service, but ours does not.  And I'm thankful for that.  I love that children are all in worship with their parents, and while it's rarely quiet, it feels right to see families worshipping together.  That doesn't mean it's easy for our little family at this stage of the game.  We have a couple of ladies who sit near us, specifically to help us keep Ginny entertained and corralled during the service.  And even with that help, she doesn't always make it through (and we end up taking her to the nursery at the back of the sanctuary), but that's okay.  My Beloved and I think it's important for our wee-lings to experience worship as a family, and learn what it means to be a part of the larger body of believers.  I don't often get to hear the whole sermon because I'm attempting to keep one little person or the other occupied, but I wouldn't give it up for the world. 

Onto tonight's chit chat...

Reading - I just started "At Home In Mitford" by Jan Karon again.  I so love that series, and it's been a couple of years since I last read the whole thing.  I finished "The Changeling" by Philippa Gregory, and to be honest I was a bit disappointed.  The characters seemed flat and one note, and it took quite a while to get going.  It really felt like a larger book got chopped up to make more money out of it.

Watching - It's Sunday.  That means Downton! (and yes, I'm holding off on 'bingeing' just yet.)  I also watched a good documentary on King George V and Queen Mary. 

Listening to - My Beloved nattering to himself as he works on his next assignment for his CGA course.  He just got his first assignment back and he got 92% on it!  Yay!

Baking/Cooking - Tonight's dinner was good.  Chili lime chicken, with the usual Sunday fixings.  Sadly, something went a little funky with my gravy tonight.  It had a bitter aftertaste that I didn't like.  My Beloved didn't think anything was wrong with it, but then, I think he's biased.

Happy you accomplished this week - I bought myself three new pairs of pants today!  All for under $80!  (and for a plus-sized gal with limited options for clothes shopping, this is a steal)  I also changed up our Santa's Choice order to something that will better suit us for next Christmas, made our eye doctor appointments, and there was something else, but it's slipped my mind. 

Looking forward to next week - finding my motivation... getting back on track on a lot of things. 

Thankful for today - a husband with forgiving tastebuds

*BONUS QUESTION* What made you laugh today?  "The word lie is so unmusical." - Dowager Lady Grantham

This was posted as a part of Carla's Sunday Night Chit Chat.  Take a moment to click over and see what others are chatting about tonight.


  1. I loved the Mitford series. I should reread that sometime too. Congrats on the great buy! Purchasing pants is my least favorite kind of shopping so three in one day that is amazingly good in my eyes.

  2. Great find on the pants! :) Our church has a childrens nursery/sunday school that the girls just love! They sit with us for a little bit then off they go... it works for me. ;) lol!

  3. Pip is looking so grown up in the background!

    Great deal on pants! Being tall and plus-sized it is always a bit of a challenge to find pants. I was thrilled to get a super sweet pair of "T3" jeans from Lane Bryant for 50% off a while ago. I LOVE those pants so much!

  4. Figlia gave me crazy broad smiles as soon as she woke up, it made me laugh. We did not have a fantastic night last night because she was colic-ridden. But the morning smiles were huge!


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