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!
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!
If you ever want to review for Tyndale, do a search for Tyndale Blog Network. They offer quite a lot of non-fiction to review and there was even a DVD prior to Christmas. When I was done with it, I passed it to the pastor's wife and then to my mum. :) I still think of reading fiction more often, but I think the opportunity to review non-fiction from a Christian publisher is awesome. :D
I'm definitely blessed to be able to do the errands during the week. We stopped at Wal-Mart today and I was shocked at how many people are in the store on a Saturday vs a weekday. I don't like shopping on the weekends, too busy! Might need to do so tomorrow for Easter baskets and filler, otherwise will probably go Monday night so Hubby's here with the kids.
Yay for family over for Easter! We've done family Easter dinner at least a couple times in the last 6 years (since we moved back here from Eastern Canada, where Hubby went to university) and also once or twice with the ILs. Now we're usually at our own home for holiday dinners but fit in a visit close to both sets of parents sometime around the holiday. I should see my parents on Wednesday if I go to a career fair at the community college in my hometown. (Just to see what's out there for career options. So far, my plan when the boys are in school is to apply for a job in the credit union. Playing with other people's money is fun. ;) )
The boys were crazy after supper tonight, so when Hubby left to game with friends (an unusual Saturday outing since one of the guys worked last night and couldn't make the normal time) I took the boys out in boots and their warm spring jackets for some time in the rain. It ended up being a short walk around our yard looking for puddles to splash in. Wet but so fun for them and I enjoyed their delight at it!
Almost time for Earth Hour. I'm going to cheat a little and use the always-on wifi connection to listen to Sirius on my MP3 player since it's also Android. This way I can turn out the lights, switch off the laptop and still tune in to The Message Amped, which I never catch when Hubby's home Saturdays. ;) Maybe I'll use a flashlight to help me finish a snail-mail letter during the lights-out hour. LOL
Have a great weekend! :)