Sunday, April 25, 2010

Recap of My Week

It's amazing how often I feel like I'm doing nothing but running in circles and accomplishing nothing but when I put it all together it really does look like more... In many ways I think that's how our life with The Lord is - we don't see the many many little things He does for us daily but when we put the whole picture together He has done so many miraculous things in our daily lives.

Wednesday I took the day off! Yes folks if you missed it I celebrated my birthday! I spent the majority of the day at my Mom's house. She had asked if I would help her with some yard work and I jumped on the chance... Spending day at the lake working in the yard I was nearly in heaven. And, it was quiet, no upstairs neighbors blasting their music or stomping on the floor, no constant stream of traffic and sirens so common in town.

I totally cleaned up one flower bed and got a good start on another. Mom made us lunch and sent me home with a big pan of chocolate brownies (along with some other groceries too).

Mom and step-dad, Jim, also gave me a used printer which I greatly need but afraid Thursday-Saturday was a frustration over the printer which is still not working :(

Somehow with taking day off and 'playing' with printer I still managed to publish five articles on and uploaded a good share of pictures on I also had grandson spend two nights with me which is always a joy although somewhat time consuming but certainly not complaining...

So, do you feel like you are going in circles and not accomplishing anything? Try listing all the things you did this past week - you just may be surprised at what you actually did get done...

I reactivated my blog ByFaithOnly's Garden Blog
Free tips and news all related to the garden and gardening!

Examiner Children's Books Articles I Published this past week - the theme 'Arbor Day':

God's Story for Me: 104 Favorite Bible Stories for Children review
“God's Story for Me” is a wonderful children’s book to start children learning the stories in the Bible. The 104 Favorite Bible... Keep Reading »

The Sibley guide to trees by David Allen Sibley Book Review
The Sibley Guide to Trees by David Allen Sibley is not specifically a children’s book but while discussing books to celebrate Arbor Day this is... Keep Reading »

Planting the trees of Kenya the story of Wangari Maathai Children's Book
“Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai” by Claire A. Nivola is a children’s book that will introduce children to... Keep Reading »

Children's Book Trees by Angels Julivert
“Trees” by Angels Julivert is a children’s book geared towards older children age’s eight to twelve. “Trees” is... Keep Reading »

This Tree Counts by Alison Formento
“This Tree Counts!” by Alison Formento and illustrated by Sarah Snow is recommended for ages 4-8. A counting book for younger children,... Keep Reading »

If you missed them last weeks theme was 'Earth Day' even though Earth Day has passed these are some terrific Children's books to read any time of the year:

I Love Our Earth By Bill Martin
“I Love Our Earth” by Bill Martin, Jr., Michael Sampson, and Dan Lipow combines simple poetry with spectacular photography. “I Love... Keep Reading »

Earth Day by Trudi Strain Trueit
"Imagine a city where the air is so dirty it is hard to breathe. Imagine a lake so full of oil that no fish or wildlife can life there."... Keep Reading »

Earth Day An Alphabet Book by Gary Kowalski
Earth Day: An Alphabet Book by Gary Kowalski is a darling alphabet book to celebrate Earth Day. Each page of the book is dedicated to one or two... Keep Reading »

Free Earth Day Celebration Lansing April 22
Lansing will be holding its Free Earth Day Celebration on April 22, 2010 at the Lansing City Hall. Since the first Earth Day in 1970 this has been a... Keep Reading »

Worm Bin Building Workshop East Lansing
How much fun is this? Many children love to play with worms. Oh let’s face it some adults (cough cough) love playing with worms. But, worms are... Keep Reading »

Photographs Uploaded to

Starting off a new collection - Herbs - I started with Basil

Grape Hyacinth Photographs were taken at my Mom's house:
Grape Hyacinth 1 - Grape Hyacinth 2 - Grape Hyacinth 3 - Grape Hyacinth 4

Red Tulips were photographed at my neighbor's house:
Tulip 1 - Tulip 2 - Tulip 3 - Tulip 4

These beautiful Pink Tulips photos were taken at my Mom's house & Grandson's school:
Pink Tulip 1 - Pink Tulip 2 - Pink Tulip 3 - Pink Tulip 4 - Pink Tulip 5
Generally, tulips have one flower per stem. However, few species may have up to four flowers per stem.

A few other photos Published:
Trees Along Lake 
Goose & Ducks on Lake 
Daffodil Bed Cascades Park
and Tree Along Fence

God's Story For Me: 104 Favorite Bible Stories for Children The Sibley Guide to Trees Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai (Frances Foster Books)


cindyloves77 said...

What a week you had and what great articles you wrote! Happy Birthday week :)

Sara A Broers said...

You had an awesome week~congrats! What a great birthday week!