Friday, February 3, 2012

Friday Fun -- Feeling Good

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


Outside my window... oh, it's a little dark out, y'all, and threatening to rain about which I could not be happier. I think we've got the wet stuff in the forecast for the next 3 days, and I'm hoping this afternoon to figure out what I want to read on the old Kindle and get to it. 

I am wondering... if I'll ever get my paper clutter under control. Not really wondering I guess. I think I know the answer.

I am listening to... Kim Walker's "How He Loves." I always get emotional with this one because it was one of two songs I sang consistently when W was a newborn. I don't know that I've ever felt God as close as I did holding that boy and need to remember this when I hold him chase after him now! 

I have whimsical plans about... my GREEN link-up with Becky for her monthly DIY. I've seriously been a crafting fool around here, and I love it! I'll post my goods soon, but I'm really proud of myself for jumping in and getting it done, not to mention they turned out cute as pie. 

I am disgruntled about ... How do you like that? Disgruntled, eh? :) Anyway, my hair needs to grow and fast! I need it to grow a inch or two in order to pass that awkward spot where it hits my shoulders. One side in the back does this awful flip-out which I used to tame with an ever-changing blend of hair drier, rollers, flatiron, and something with staying power. Now, it's beyond help. No matter what it flips out, seemingly smiling at me in spite! 

I am loving... this week! Seriously, it's Friday, and all of the housework is done. Well, the big stuff. I've done the bathrooms and floors which I consider the big stuff and have even had time for crafting during W's naps. I think that part of my craft push is to get "stuff" in it's place whether it's all together for a wreath to go on the door or crafts for a friend to finish and send out of the door!

I appreciate.. Apple, the company, not the fruit.

From the kitchen... I've been going through my Pinterest boards hoping to make them more user-friendly, user being me of course. I am deleting items (especially from the FOODie board) that I know I won't make any time soon and moving other items to more specific boards. I am hoping this will help in my weekly menu planning 

I am grateful... for my husband's thoughtfulness. As part of my birthday gift he gave me a new journal and set of awesome pens. Come on bloggers, you might do your best work on the keyboard, but you know the joy of a good pen! So I decided to follow in the footsteps of an old student of mine (chronicling her young life journey in Costa Rica here) and use it to guide my sense of gratitude and contentment. I'm shooting for 1,000 things/ideas/memories/people/places/experiences/feelings for which I am grateful. I think this is based on a book perhaps? 

I am praying for... patience for God's timing. I believe He gave me the dreams in my heart and knows the right time for their fulfillment. Also praying for sweet friends who not only uplift me but pray for me as well. I know there's power in it.

Books, books, and more books... I'm debating whether or not to buy the upcoming book club books on the Kindle or wait for them at the library and get something else. I never thought I'd say this but I'm becoming a bit spoiled by reading on the Kindle. Now if only I could find the books I want on the library loan. 

Sheriff... is seriously cracking me up and amazing me daily. Yesterday he named his puppy from his grandparents "Treat." Um, ok. So he calls it, feeds it, plays fetch with it (well, ok, I'm the one fetching really), pets it, and kisses it. I heard that this age is pretty awesome, and yep, I'm definitely in agreement.

I am attempting to live the Gospel by... showing up and being present every day. 

A picture thought I am sharing...

That's an awful pic really, but we had an afternoon sweeping/mopping date yesterday. He rocked it on the television while I rocked it on the floor. 


Nicole said...

A clean house always puts me in a good mood. Have a great weekend!

Meg O. said...

I'm with you -- I love a good pen!!

And yay for Elton John! LOVE him!

Allie said...

I love this!!! Hope you have an amazing weekend!! xoxo

Mrs. Mama said...

loved all this.

love the fact that you are already getting started on the GREEN project! you are so amazing... i have some ideas in my head as well.

and LOVE soo much that your husband got you a journal and new pens. he is AWESOME!

have a great weekend mama!

Anonymous said...

i already told you...this was a great and fun post.

there definitely is mighty power in a prayer. :)

i totally agree with a good set of pens for sure! i carry a pencil case in my purse with different sets of pens and ultra fine point sharpies (the pen writing kind). i'm a little bit much lol sooo i totally get it! :)