Saturday, September 17, 2011

Zaycon Bacon Savings Event

Zaycon is having another savings event, this time for Bacon. While I have never tried their bacon before, if their bacon is the same quality as the other products I have purchased through Zaycon, it should be delicious. 

While 30 lbs of bacon seems a bit much to buy all at once, the cases are designed to be easy to split. My mom, sister-in-law, and myself are splitting a case, and if you were interested (but not in so much!) it probably won't be hard to find someone to split the case with. 

There are many drop-off locations around the DFW area, if you are interested there should be a good place for you. 

We are excited to bring you Zaycon Foods Fresh Hickory Smoked, regular sliced Bacon:   With fantastic flavor, this fresh from the farm bacon is a great addition to any breakfast, lunch or dinner. 
Price is $2.97 per lb.
 FRESH Premium Hickory Smoked Bacon
• High quality, regular-cut hickory smoked sliced bacon
• Order includes two 15-lb cases with two 7.5-lb packages per case (Total order size is 30-lbs)
• Premium, high-quality and consistent, this hickory-smoked bacon has a wonderful flavor and represents a great value for families
• Easy to share with a friend if you do not think you can use the entire case

Here is my referral link to the savings event: Zaycon Bacon Savings Event. I hope y'all find something you like!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

The gift of saying goodbye

I completely forgot to post my 1000 Gifts last week, so here's two weeks worth of my little joys. I imagine the blog is going to be a bit slower for the next week or two, as my hubby and I are preparing for our move this weekend and our anniversary next weekend (can it really have been a year already??). I'll still be around, but may be a bit quieter than usual.

207. planning in advance (anniversary around the corner!!)
208. Writing a Katie Luther monologue for Reformation Day
209. New planner pages come in the mail!!
210. An anniversary gift arrived early
211. A visit from a friend to help with packing
212. Lots more boxes!!

213. The book shelves packed (mostly :P)
214. fudge Sundays with a sister
215. New week to plan
216. A Proverbs 31day (awesome!)
217. Sushi with my parents, a double date
218. 30lbs of ground beef to put up

219. Freezer cooking day with the “in-laws.”
220. 6 year old Christiana “chopping” parsley for me
221. 47 meals made, 6 recipes, under $1 per main course serving.
222. Long quiet time and a goodbye walk
223. Sewing progress
224. Preparatory packing finished (thanks mom!!)

225. Sunshiny, beautiful (cool!!!) day!!
226. Wonderful fun planning sessions (about any number of topics!!)
227. Work--hard, but rewarding.
228. An avalanche of free boxes, all in the same day, what a blessing!!
229. A posse of in-laws come to help pack--two days of work, and one packed apartment the result (THANK YOU!!!!)
230. Saying goodbye to our first home--5 days to go.

Friday, September 2, 2011

What is rest?

Rest. It's something we all need, but many of us struggle to get. Rest. There are days when life is coming from all directions, and there are a thousand and one things to think about. The to-do-lists to work down, the chores to be done, the only vehicle to juggle, and (for us at least) the boxes to pack. There are jobs, and responsibilities, and important things--and urgent things (that might not be quite so important as they seem to be). With all of the noisy list of responsibilities, it's hard to step back and rest.

I've spent the month of August learning about rest, among a few other things. I've discovered that there is a lot more to rest than I first thought. I used to think that rest was that thing you got at night when your eyes were closed and your breathing was regular. Or, perhaps, it was those few minutes of blessed nap-time snatched sometime during the day. While that is part of rest, it's much too confined a definition. If that is all that rest is, no wonder we don't have enough time for it!!

Rest is choosing to settle your mind away from the hectic business of life and onto something greater, something (or should I say someONE) all-consumingly important. Rest is choosing to see God in the middle of a normal day's chaos. It's seeing the joy in the small things. It's choosing to trust Him with the latest list of worries or things to do. Rest chooses to turn over in the mind God's greatness, his love, his goodness, his gentleness, his wisdom, until all the worries and things to do fade into the background. I've learned that Rest, primarily, is meditation on God, and it usually happens right there in the middle of the mess.


Linking up to Lisa-Jo for Five Minute Friday.