Monday, November 26, 2012

a {post Thanksgiving break} daybook

Last week our family took a break from school and enjoyed a Thanksgiving break.  The older boys spent the whole week with their grandparents.  The three little ones, David, and I headed down on Wednesday.  We “roughed it” in my parent’s RV and ate our fill of my Mom’s cooking.  It’s something we look forward to every year!

November 26, 2012 020 Every morning during our RV stay, I was the first one to wake up.  I would sit by a window and read and watch the sun shine on these trees.  (And sometimes a cow or two would be in the scene.)  This particular morning, it was raining as I read there.  It was pure, cozy bliss!


Here is my {post Thanksgiving break} daybook:

Outside my window:::  beautiful foliage colors, comfortable temps, and a surprise rain that caught us off guard when David and the kids left to buy a Christmas tree tonight {they came back home soaking wet!}

I am thinking:::  about chocolate.  I could really use some right now. {smile} 

I am thankful for:::   the laughter I hear coming from my child who has been sick since Saturday.  It could be the Tylenol doing its work but I’m thankful that he is acting normal for the time being.  It breaks my heart when my kiddos are sick.

In the kitchen:::  we stretched a pork loin this week.  Tonight was the Tex-Mex nachos night.  It was yummy!

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I am wearing:::   black t-shirt, teal cami, tan cardigan, and black yoga pants {not the holey ones though}…I had jeans and earrings on earlier but I got comfortable before my clean laundry folding marathon tonight.

I am creating:::   a new blog…hopefully to open this weekend.  I’m trying to do a little bit at a time. 

I am going:::   to keep the Christmas season as peaceful as possible this year.  At least that’s my plan.

I am wondering:::   what it is that we need to let go of and simplify this year so that the Christmas season is calm and as stress free as possible. 

I am reading:::   a Kindle download that has been sitting on my device for a while:  Hope for the Weary Mom.  It brought tears to my eyes this weekend.  And in a good way…in a God sent those words because it was exactly what I was thinking about and needed to hear way.  I’m also reading One Thousand Gifts.  Also shedding tears with that one. 

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I am {still} hoping:::  to finish up the last few episodes of season 2 of Downton Abbey.  I just need to find the time!

I am looking forward to:::  Family night on Tuesday.  We are decorating the Christmas tree!

I am learning:::  to control my tongue when hurt, angry, etc.  Studying the book of James helps me to remember this.  I’m not there yet…and honestly don’t ever expect to be there but I’m giving it the best effort that I can.  {smile}

Around the house:::   fall cleaning, fall decorations put away, Christmas decorations coming out

November 26, 2012 006 Thanksgiving break project:  newly organized closet {LOVE!}

I am pondering:::   how to reach out to an old high school friend.  We are connected now by Facebook.  My friend seems so angry and lives & thinks so very differently than I do.  He is on my mind a lot. 

A favorite quote for today:::   “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too?  I thought I was the only one.’” C.S. Lewis

One of my favorite things:::  pecan pie  So not good for you but oh, so good!

A few plans for the rest of the week:::   Christmas tree decorating {family night}, church preschool nursery, choir & praise team practices {if my voice returns}, swim team practices, children’s choir performance preparation, {hopefully} some walks with my walking buddy, a store run for food & Christmas lights, new blog prep, gift shopping, maybe a date night with my husband this week too

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  1. We're finishing up our Christmas tree tonight, too!

  2. Y'all have fun! We ended up not getting ours up tonight. Bryce and I are under the weather. Our next available opening is Friday but that gives us a little bit longer to pull the Christmas stuff out of storage. :)


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