Thanking God for….
~ A few moments of quiet in the morning before the kids wake up
~ Food in our refrigerator
~ Sunny days
~ That unemployment is finally kicking in
~ Katherine being able to do simple reading
~ Potty training Karl (a definite work in progress, but we’re getting there!)
~ Swagbucks to pay for Amazon gift cards
Peace in my heart; my husband; my brother; my sister-in-law who broke her wrist last week (and has two little ones at home to care for) and my other brother who has to figure out how to manage school, work, and taking care of the kids while his wife has a broken wrist; learning how to listen to others instead of just argue
My boys playing in their room (yup they woke up since I began this post)
The Happy Wives Club – Fawn Weaver (doing a book review on this once I finish). So far greatly enjoying this one!
Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe – Sharon Jaynes (also doing a review on this one). I honest and truly didn’t set out to read books about marriage this year. But, it seems to be very much things I’m needing to hear lately.
Mansfield Park – Jane Austen
(so much for one book at a time…)
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…. It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.
~Melody Beattie (quoted in The Happy Wives Club)
Look What I Found…
How Common Core Devalues Great Literature by Anthony Esolen. I’m pretty sure we had already set in stone that we’re going to homeschool our children once they reach the appropriate age, articles like this though just confirm that decision. (Oh, and I realized that the author teaches at a local college)
My dad’s birthday, working today, making cookies with the kids and the neighbors at some point this weekend, St. Valentine’s Day
I turned around and she had her arm around him. Not staged at all. They were just sitting that way. I love how great of friends they are.
Now off to begin my Monday!
Linking up at Plain Grace.