Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Sad news...

You may remember my post from a while back about Todd Smith of Selah and his wife losing their baby girl, Audrey. Well, tragedy has struck this family for the second time in less than 2 months. Todd’s sister, Nicol Sponberg, (she used to sing in Selah too) lost her 2 month old baby boy, Luke, last night.

I am not a parent, so I can’t even begin to understand how they could be feeling right now, but I know that they could definitely use as much prayer as possible. Along with Steven Curtis Chapman & family. So, so sad.

The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed,
a refuge in times of trouble.
And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee:

for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
Psalm 9:9-10

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Too long...

Ok, so obviously, it’s been too long. I guess sometimes I get so caught up in reading everyone else’s blog, I forget to update my own! Not that I’ve had much to say lately anyways. There’s not much new going on around the Abernathy household. Chase got a new job at First Bank, so we’re super excited about that! He’s still going to keep his current job, but just cutting back on the hours, which I’m sure will make him happier.

My whole baking thing has been a little slow…actually, it’s been really slow. I’ve been trying to get a routine down to keep my house a little more tidy, but more on that later. As a result of my newfound quest for cleanness, I have lost the desire to shower my kitchen in flour, powdered sugar, and cookie crumbs…Not that I don’t want to, it just I don’t want to clean it up. I promise, I found evidence of cookies in my kitchen for 2 weeks after I made them. Not to mention the bag full of crushed cookies that I found in the bottom of my purse on Sunday. Apparently once cookies are crumbled they grow razor edges that can cut through Ziploc bags and freely disperse into your purse, betcha didn’t know that!

Anyways, I will be the FIRST to admit that I’m not a clean-freak. I am messy. Very messy and very disorganized. So I’ve been trying to get a laundry system going, such as assigning certain hampers to certain rooms, cleaning out the sink EVERY night, cleaning off the bathroom counter every night, etc. That may be the “normal” for a lot of folks, but NOT me. Get this. I did laundry this weekend. Lots of laundry. And you know what happened?

I ran out of hangers.

In the 21 ½ months that Chase & I have been married, we’ve never run out of hangers. I actually thought we had too many hangers. Nope, apparently those 3 clothes hampers that are overflowing like a volcano come in handy if you don’t’ have enough hangers. You never even notice!

So here are your helpful tips for this week: Don’t leave cookies in your purse, it will save you from vacuuming out your purse. And it’s okay if you have a mountainous pile of laundry, it keeps you from making a “what should be a 5 minute trip to Walmart, but turns into a 30 minute trip because they only have 4 stinking registers open” for some hangers.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Cookie Monster

So I’ve got a “new” hobby. New as in I started it last night.

I tend to stress myself out very easily. So, now instead of planting my rear on the couch and indulging in a carton of Cappuccino Chunky Chocolate frozen yogurt when I feel like retreating to my bedroom for a week, I’m going to bake.

Last night was my first attempt at cookies. I’m not talking about buying a frozen log of dough that you slice and stick on a pan. I’m talking full out everything from scratch- roll the dough-cookie cutter type cookies. Icing made from scratch too!

One plus that I discovered last night: when I bake - I dont' want to eat the cookies! I was afraid that this new "hobby" would not be so nice to my, er...butt. Fortunately, when I'm standing in the kitchen for 3 hours, I get so sick of smelling cookies that the last thing I want to do is eat one. Woohoo!

I’ll try to post some pics this week of my trail run. They weren’t the prettiest cookies ever, but for my first attempt, I think they looked okay.