October already?!

Jeremiah 29:11:
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

I’m kicking back with a hot cup of tea right now, confident that God’s got the overall plan for me – for all of us – under control!  But it’s hard to believe it’s already October – I better get to work on my part of the plan!

My focus this week: Enjoying my Boys
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Planning for an emotional week

Jeremiah 29:11:
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

God’s got the overall plan for me under control, so I’m just working on the little stuff here on my end! Today, I’m enjoying a cup of coffee while I reflect on this past week, look forward to the one beginning, and do what I can to make the week more successful for all of us here at ExpatPrep!

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Sue’s Specialty Stuff

Last week I offered up a great little starter menu for Drive-Thru Sues who are looking to make Trim Healthy Mama possible in the midst of busy weeks when we want to minimize cooking and kitchen time. I called it a starter menu because it’s a menu that even someone starting out could use, since it requires no specialty ingredients; everything on the menu I can get at my tiny little Kroger down the street. So even though some of the ingredients may have been unfamiliar, like Wasa crackers or Truvia, they are generally readily available at most grocery stores. Continue reading

Monday again?!

Jeremiah 29:11:

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

God’s got the overall plan for me under control, so I’m just working on the little stuff here on my end! On this post, I’m kicking back with a cup of coffee while I reflect on this past week, look forward to the one beginning, and do what I can to make the week more successful for all of us here at ExpatPrep! Continue reading

Sue’s Simple Starter Menu

Before you ask, no, my name’s not Sue. It’s Cynthia (but you can call me Cindy). I’ve mentioned before that I have Drive-Thru Sue tendencies at times.  Not all the time, mind you – I really love whole natural foods and I cook a lot. But sometimes life gets crazy!  I work full-time outside of the home, as does P-Daddy, and we have 2 incredibly active 4-year-olds.  Plus right now my Dad is undergoing a 16-week chemo cycle, and I’m on driver duty about once a week. There are definitely days when it’s all I can do to get us all home and get SOMETHING (anything) in the kids’ tummies before I crash. Continue reading

Ready for the week!

Jeremiah 29:11:

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

God’s got the overall plan for me under control, so I’m just working on the little stuff here on my end! I’m experimenting with changing up some categories on my planning post this week, most notably the following: Continue reading

Making a plan

My favorite scripture, and one that I cling to tightly at this point in my life is Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

This week I was thinking about this scripture, especially in light of several events/pieces of news/situations that have arisen. And I realized, once again, that the future really is NOT in my control. It’s all about where God wants me, and us, and what will bring us peace, joy, and happiness. A hope. And a future. Continue reading

Getting ready!

I admit that it’s been hard to get back in the swing of things with school so far – that might be because we started on a Thursday and the kids didn’t start until today. But we had a great first day of school!  Pooh and Tigger both have the same teacher, but one goes to morning Pre-K and the other to afternoon, which will give the two of them a break from each other. And maybe things will not be quite so crazy in the evenings and I’ll get things together and get organized! Planning out my week in advance really helps, so here we go… Continue reading