Little Bit of Boring

Hello friends! I haven’t posted in forever and I guess it’s because life has been a little bit boring around here. It’s a good thing because sometimes life gets so crazy that I can’t think straight! There’s been many nights where the boys and I just sit around and watch tv, read or play Uno. It’s been really simple and I can’t help but want the rest of the year to go like this!

We have had some excitement. The boys are getting some much needed haircuts! Here is a picture of C and K. E got a haircut last night but I don’t have a picture of him yet.


I haven’t had much time for reading. I’m not sure why, I just haven’t felt like reading or writing. I spend the evenings with the boys and then when they go to bed, I’m so exhausted I go to bed too! Must have something to do with it getting dark so early. I have been listening to my audiobook to and from work and that’s really the only reading that I have done lately. I just finished it.

download (1) This is a really good book and I had no idea that it was based on real people! I have never heard of Sarah and Angelina Grimke and their work as the first women to fight for equal rights for women as well as equal rights/abolition of slavery! I would encourage everyone to read this book. It’s very good!!

Today: Jan 6th

Thoughts of the Day

Outside my window: Cold with a light dusting of snow on the ground. Supposed to get colder tonight and tomorrow morning, with wind chills in the -30s!
I am thinking: Making progress on cleaning!
I am thankful: For a warm house!
In the kitchen: Cube steak with shake-n-bake, Annie’s mac & cheese, lettuce salad and peaches. Yum!
I am wearing: black dress pants, green long sleeved tee, red and white striped fuzzy socks, homemade long necklace and Christian’s Christmas gift to me: silver owl necklace.
I am creating: Clean spaces.
I am going: To work and back; to work on homework & make cookies.
I am wondering: How I will be able to make student teaching work. 😦
I am reading: “The Invention of Wings” via audio book.
I am hoping: To get caught up on cleaning by Friday.
I am looking forward to: Planning my garden, buying more trees for the orchard.
I am learning: About curriculum for my studies and about how to play Magic: The Gathering b/c the boys got a few decks for Christmas and want me to play.
Around the house: Organization and purging! I’m caught up on laundry at least!!
I am pondering: What all I have in my freezer to meal plan.
A favorite quote for today: “He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else” Benjamin Franklin.
One of my favorite things: Hugs from the boys when they come home from school, leaving to catch the bus and before they go to bed.
A few plans for the rest of the week: Working 2 more days, working on homework, speaking to a few schools about student teaching, working on my mail pile.
A peek into my day:

My office
My office
lunch: homemade veggie stew
lunch: homemade veggie stew
sunset over pond
sunset over pond
beautiful country sunset
beautiful country sunset

It’s a Beautiful Morning

What a beautiful morning! It reminds me of the verse from Psalm 118:24 ” This is the day the Lord has made; rejoice and be glad in it”. Such a beautiful sunrise, all brilliant pinks and oranges, and I rushed to get my camera to capture the Lord’s beauty…but it was dead. No problem, I thought, I’ll just use my phone. It was also dead. Wonderful. So, I had to gaze at the beauty alone and not be able to share it with all of you!

I instead will share this sunrise that was similar which I have borrowed this picture from

Friday was my birthday but as I was not in the office that day, all the girls from work took me out to eat yesterday at the Mexican restaurant as a late birthday gift. So sweet of them! I really love my coworkers!

When I got home, I got 2 letters and a late Christmas card in the mail! Yea! Such a great day!!