Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Sunday, February 28, 2021
Sunday, January 31, 2021
Monday, January 04, 2021
I am apparently the worst at these plans but i am also hopeful that this one, I will actually complete. Reading 52 book in a year doesn't seem to be the problem. Just the naming and claiming what I am going to try to get around to does. You can see last years ones here. I only read 4 on that list. I did managed to read 9 non-fiction in 2020.
For 2021, my plan is to read one book each month that has the months name in it. January's was found in our neighborhoods little library and it is what set this idea into motion. I found in pretty close to the end of 2020 (maybe around the 26th or 27th) and it was so hard not to pick it up and dive right in.
So this is Januarys:
Sunday, January 03, 2021
For the past few years my goal is to read 52 books in the year. You can see how many and which books i have read in previous years here. but this is 2020. I read 62 books
Olive Kitteridge-Elizabeth Strout
Ramona's World-Beverly Clearly
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Who would have know what we would be up against when that word came to me.
January and February we watched a lot of archery and it was so much fun to watch little girl get better and better every time she competed. We mingled, connected, had fun.
And then 65 days we finally saw some signs of an end, but maybe not.
I still can't say that I am 100% at ease. The unrest of our country and the educating of our kids, the tug and pull of all the feelings about seeing people or not, has made this word even more important for 2020. It has made me really think about easing into things, being easy with life, the ease of our pace, being at ease with me.
When I think about the word ease, I don't think easy or simple. I think of it as the opposite of unsettled. I want to settle into am ease, maybe a peace, a relaxing of thing. If 2020 taught me anything, I think it taught me to be ok with sighs of relief, with the realization that He is ultimately in control.
Tuesday, December 01, 2020
I usually do better about jotting things down throughout the season for Emily P Freemans Things I've Learned practice.
This season has been different. I didn't even think about how we are at the end of one season and time to reflect back on this one that has passed. Here are a few things from this time:
One last trip to the Lake is bitter sweet
My parents bought this place when my oldest was a toddler. there has been 10 years of memories made here. We are sad to see it go but know that there will still be memories made on their next adventure, wherever that may take them
Starting something 3/4ths of the way into a year still works
I have seen these before and honestly wish that i had stated this at the beginning of 2020. What in unusual time to look back on in 5 years. I started it late but what matters is that i decided to start. get you one and get started.
Holding a baby is still my favorite and kinda makes me want another
(but that ship has sailed) This is my co-workers little guy who we have prayed for, after coming early and spending months in the NICU. He is just precious and i just know that God has great things for his life.
Pumpkin Cream Cold Brews are my new most favorite Starbucks drink
I usually get the Pumpkin spice latte during this time but started seeing people sharing about the cold brew, which i had never tried. oh my goodness it was the best. this was one of maybe 6 that i had during this season. I even attempted to make one at home that came out pretty good.
October will hold a special place in my heart for more reasons that, "I LOVE FALL"
My little sister is has been cancer free for 2 years and this October, i decided to wear pink every day of the month for her. She is one incredible lady.
She continues to amaze me
my 10 year old was asked to recite the Lords Prayer in one of our church services. She was way more nervous than the last time she walked onto that stage but she still did it and i am so proud of her.She also had a dress up day at school during red ribbon week and she went to bed the night before saying that she was going to dress up as her teacher from 2nd and 3rd grade. She knew exactly what she was going to wear too. Yall, when a teacher inspires and deeply loves your kid, there are sometimes no words but a thank you. We have been so very blessed by the love and care that this teacher poured and pours into the kids she teaches.
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Preparing Your Daughter for Womanhood I have read all of Robin's books and I had to have this one in my hands as soon as it was out. It could be read quickly but i am taking my time with it