Monday, October 21, 2013


Outside my window...  Today is overcast.  Chilly.  I caved in and turned on our new baseboard heaters for the first time this morning, just to take the chill out of the house.  We've not been able to use our fireplace yet as it's not been cleaned and inspected.  I'm itching for an evening in, spent in front of the fire.
I am thinking...  Honestly, today I'm just tired.  Pooped.  I'm working 5 days a week, schooling my kids, keeping my house running, and using my day off to do chores and yardwork.  I'm thankful for all of it but I'm just really tired.
I am thankful...  For an employer willing to work with me and allow me to drop down to 4 work days a week next month.  I am enjoying my job, even when it's super busy and I spilled soup on my shoe and forgot to bring someone a takeout box.  I can feel myself getting more adept, less overwhelmed.  And looking forward to an extra day at home each week.
In the kitchen...  Aaron's birthday is tomorrow.  He couldn't decide between German Chocolate Cake or Cheesecake so I'm getting clever and making him a German Chocolate Cheesecake!  Birthday dinner will be lasagna.  But all that is tomorrow.  Tonight we're having BBQ baked chicken and potatoes.  And something baked and pumpkin-ish.
I am wearing...  black work pants, black work shirt, purple and grey striped cardigan, ponytail.
I am creating...  garden plans because SPRING will be here before we know it and I'm putting in a vegetable garden this year.  Yee-haw!  
I am looking forward to...  Tonight is first wrestling practice of the season.  Only Blake is wrestling this year as Austin has enough on his plate already.  Blake is excited to get to ride his bike to practice (independence).
I am learning...  I'm always reminding myself to be BOLD.  Because I'm not.  But as I age I find that I acquire boldness, shed some insecurity.  I find myself whispering under my breath "be bold", just those two words that hold a world of meaning.  Bold in word, in action, in choices.  I am not bold because I hold any boldness in and of myself but because I am called to be bold.
Around the house...  We've lived in this house for just under 2 months now and already rearranged furniture.  Still settling in.  But, I just love it here.  I love our home.  We have so many projects we want to do.  But this is ours.  Ours for real.
A little peek into my day...
  • 7:00 out of bed
  • 7:30 complete wrestling registration
  • 8:00 make pumpkin pancakes with Blake
  • 8:45 make jokes with the kids until my abs ache from laughing
  • 9:45 leave for work
  • 2:45 drop off drycleaning
  • 2:50 visit Vision Care for an eyeglasses adjustment
  • 3:00 grocery store for cheesecake ingredients
  • 4:45 baking
  • 5:30 schoolwork corrections
  • 7:00 make dinner
  • 8:15 feed hungry wrestler and his coach
  A favorite quote for today...
The greatest oak
was once a little nut
who held his ground.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing! I miss you! I am happy for you and where you are serving! God is so good to us.