Monday, January 26, 2009


Yes, it is going to be a Good Morning! It is going to be a Good Day, and a Good Week! I even capitalize them because I am so sure of it! I may have to work at it a lot, but I am determined to keep my attitude positive in the midst of the things working against me. By "things" I mean these items in particular:

  • The ever increasing cold weather, which in itself is good for the land...but that's about all I can figure.

  • The mountain of paperwork I have neglected and must file/organize today. (Yes, this is me working against myself!)

  • The cold, (yes, it is a theme) unheated, unfinished basement where I need to do most of the organizing and prepping for the next two weeks.

In order to honor my husband this week and get to the priorities he has set before me I am checking my attitude at the door (I should clarify: It's not an attitude towards him...just the hinderances in general) and getting to the work with at cheerful heart. I guess I need to restock my spiritual pantry and revist this post I wrote nearly a year ago!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Watching the Sunrise

I was up with the sunrise this morning. Just as it was beginning to show the tiniest amount of color. I didn't get a picture because it was just too cold to step outside. It was hopefully the rest of the day will stay somewhere near the schedule. We are practicing hospitality this evening and will have friends over for a meal and evening together. Time to get the kids up and going and disperse the chores...mainly my own!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

My eldest is nearly eight. We were given this toy as a shower gift. It is called the "Smoochie Poochie" and is by Sassy. It has been through a cycle of slobber and washings since he was only a couple of months old. Our next child loved it as well. So much so that I thought it might not make it through without some damage. It did great. Now, the third child, five years after the second, has deemed this one of her favorite toys as well. I am contemplating putting one away for each of them for when they have children of their own. All this joy for three children for only $5.99. I'd say that's a great deal!