Thursday, March 21, 2019


Have you ever wondered what your Decision Making style was? Here is a test that you can take that may help you. 
And if you want to know and learn more about decisions and doing your Next Right Thing, pre-order your copy of Emily P Freemans book The Next Right Thing at multiple book stores here. Remember you can get freebies when you pre-order.

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Saturday, March 02, 2019

Things I Learned This Winter

Linking up with Emily P Freeman for the Winter, things I've learned. 
you can find my fall one here.

1. i love when books come to like in movie or tv shows. Poldark is one of my new favorite obsessions. 

Ross Poldark & Demelza รข™¥ Poldark ...i love British series

2. I am excited and nervous about the fact that i am attempting to read the Bible in a year. Sure people have done it before, i have probably even done it before, but this year i want to read it and learn new things, see things i've never noticed before. So far there have been a few. Here they are: Genesis 6:20 Two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive.
KEY WORDS: WILL COME TO cool is that? there was no fetching them. they came. God sent them.

The other one is Genesis 8:21 The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground because of humans, even though every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done.
KEY WORDS: every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood...This is hard to remember when those tiny humans drive you crazy and make the toddler in you come out.

3. Last year i was very good about exercise and eating right in the beginning of the year. Somewhere it died off. Eating right, i can do that, most of the time. The exercising has me all BLAH. I just don't really like it. I have told myself that I WILL DO IT for a number of reasons but the toddler inside is still kicking and screaming and pitching a fit.

4. clearly i am wrestling with some bratty attitudes inside of me

5. my one little word for 2019 is Listen.
I want to listen when my pride gets in the way of something my husband is trying to tell me.
When my kids want to talk, about things that are important and/or silly. When a friend or neighbor has something going on in their lives to share. When family talks about ups and downs, Joy's and sorrows. #listen

6. Growing up can be so hard
i mean i have already lived through it, but reliving it through your child may be even harder. Golden boy is a pretty great kid and he is kind and friendly and doesn't seem to have many problems when it comes to people being kind and nice to him.
there just seems to be a lot recently that we have had to talk to him about and deal with that makes this growing up process really hard. we talk to him all the time about how when things are hard, we know he can do them. but the pushing through it is so raw.

7. Just how much I need community.
It has been way to long since I've enjoyed the fellowship of some of the people I love. To see their kids. To see their faces, more than just in passing. To talk about life. Boy how I have missed these women.

8. 5th grade boys have the stinkiest feet.
I had the pleasure of chaperoning my sons field trip to a local camp. A week before we were to leave I got the news that I would be in a cabin with another mom, full of boys. 10-5th grade boys. To say I wasn't thrilled about it would be an understatement. So, to say I had a delightful time getting to know these boys, despite stinky feet, would be spot on. It was a great three days filled with.......
nature, others, food waste, conservation, we crossed bridges and streams, hiked trails and hills. It was a loud but also quiet, void of most phone access, only occasional spotty service and it was glorious.

Books read in December:
Demelza-Winston Graham
Jeremy Poldark-Winston Graham
The Read Aloud Family-Sarah MacKenzie
Warleaggan-Winston Graham

You can see my list of all the books that I read in 2018 here.

Last year I started writing a post at the beginning of the year with books that I hoped to read in the coming you. you can find that list here.

My reading challenge this year is to still read 52 books but 26 of them are going to be part of an A to Z reading challenge.

Books read in January: 
The Black Moon-Winston Graham
A Proper Proposal-Lynn Austin
The Four Swans-Winston Graham

Books read in February:
The Angry Tide-Winston Graham
Legacy of Mercy-Lynn Austin
The Great Alone-Kristin Hannah
Four Winds-Lisa Tawn Bergren