So far I haven't done the written prayer again. Shame on me 'cause I really enjoyed it!I have an extra set of dishes, not sure if they'd be china exactly, but there isn't enough space upstairs to display them so they're stored in the basement. Someday we might move one bookshelf to the bedroom and have some kind of cabinet for dishes. Otherwise, the knick-knacks and spare dishes stay in storage.Just before I shut off my computer for Earth Hour, I read a news article about preparations in Toronto. Turns out it's just lights out, but I went ahead with my plan for non-computer activities since I thought it was a good way to spend the time. I didn't even turn on the TV the rest of the night. :)I'm not sure if I mentioned that I've been listening to KLove regularly this year. They're gearing up for a donation drive next week and have been mentioning it already today. I shouldn't have been surprised to hear you can make a prayer pledge, so I just checked it out. I'm excited to be part of their wonderful ministry!
I usually don't remember it, but I can catch a Christian radio station that's cross-country. Locally, I can only get it when I'm within about 10 km of my house. Oops! (And getting radio inside my house never worked very well on the old CD/tape player. I moved that from the kitchen to the boys' room when I used the computer for music most often.)
On the egg hunt front: Ben was terrified of the rush of folks after he picked up his first egg this morning and turned back to me crying, but I was able to distract him into getting another "treat" and then he got a few more. I almost started crying myself at how scared he was, so I think I'm going to go with my initial desire to stay home for church rather than make the drive to the larger egg hunt Sunday morning. I hope the poor guy won't freak out again - he's never been a big fan of crowds or strangers - but if he does, I think Hubby will be able to handle it even better. Meanwhile Tim had fun running fast and picking up a few foil-wrapped eggs from the ground, so he'll probably enjoy himself on another egg hunt. (This is after the indoor one at home, too. Yikes to all the hunting! LOL)
I'll be praying for your husband's decisions and thought-processes on career moves. I know my dad has said before that it's important for a man to provide for his family even if the job he takes isn't something he loves doing. He basically looked at a job as work, not a hobby you're paid for. Meanwhile in school everyone wanted to tell us that you should pick something you love and that's going to be your job if you can manage it. I like to think that you can have the second, but sometimes you have to go with the first to get the necessary paycheque. Since you have your own career already, that should give your husband the freedom to try out what he loves to do, as long as your income is enough to provide for the family. (My hubby would have a hard time giving up the provider role and I'm cool with that. I like staying at home with the kids, but I do want to help with the money situation eventually.)
I made the phone calls to invite the two sisters and Mum's friend to the ladies' night next week. We'll see who can come and who wants to do so. ;) Only one sis is actually close enough to come to Bible study all the time and it doesn't seem like she's interested in church these days. *Sigh*
I hope you were able to find time and energy for all the cleaning and activities going on. Holidays can be exhausting!