Monday, January 16, 2012

Today -- Where I Am

Thanks again to  Nicole  for lots of things, this post idea among them!


Outside my window... It's getting windy. I hear it's supposed to be a nasty, rainy day, but I'm still waiting on that. In fact, I'm hoping for it. Sometimes they are the best type of days.

I am wondering... when we will fall back into routine. As mom reminded me today--these are the winter months, and yes, it's 75 outside, but the germs are a-multiplyin' around here. If we aren't sick, our friends are. I miss play dates!

I have whimsical plans about... knocking out some of my "pins." I really want to start working on The Sheriff's room and making it less baby and more toddler. I'm just so dang indecisive.

I am believing... in the love I can't see and the love here inside these walls each day.

I am loving... fact that it's Monday and I can watch The Bachelor tonight and The Biggest Loser tomorrow. When did I become such a reality TV junkie?
I appreciate...the kindness of neighbors, both the sweet young ones sharing toys with W and the adults helping us out in the clutch.

From the kitchen... I haven't been the best at meal planning, and I'm about done with chicken and am looking for new ways to get in our veggies. Any help? Guess I better jump on over to Pinterest.

I am grateful... that in filling out medical forms there are so many questions that I can answer with "no." So thankful for good health.

I am thinking about... how time can both stand still and yet seem to be passing by at a rate that in our humanity, we can't keep up with our goals and dreams.

I am praying for... understanding, grace, and peace.

Books, books, and more books... I missed our book club meeting last week but just finished In The Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and An American Family in Hitler's Berlin. Yes, it does win the award for longest title ever, and it was an interesting read, but just a little slow. I was expecting the book to go a bit further into Hitler's horror, but what was impressive about it was the revelations before everything went utterly wrong. I feel like it contained the bits you don't learn in history class.
Now we are onto Room by Emma Donoghue, and I just started. It seems GREAT so far. I'm loving the point of view (how nerdy does that sound?) and ready to see how the plot unravels and characters develop. A bit vague, but go check out the description and get on it!

Sheriff... is more of a blessing that I can ever put into words.

I am attempting to live the Gospel by... trusting in God's plan for our family. 

Planning for the weekend.. Although it's Monday, we've got a plan. Some of our favorite Coonasses from LA  are coming to town to commiserate over losing football teams get together after not seeing each other in a while. There are zoos to take over, babies to meet, and probably adult beverages to be had.

A picture thought I am sharing...

My husband is amazing! And you should find him on IG!


Happiness Is... said...

It makes me sad to think about a toddler room, I have to say. Can they stay little forever?!?!

Nicole said...

You really inspired me today when you said, "God has never let me down." Those are words to remember every hour of the day. Blessings always!

Anonymous said...

Aw I love that too! "God has never let me down." And I can't believe it's in the 70s this week too!

Natalie said...

This is a beautiful post...and love that sweet!