Friday, June 23, 2017

Wrapping up the week....Monday thru Friday.


MONDAY
WARNING : picking up an extra sock that does not belong to you could potentially kill you!
It was just "one of those days."

By the end of "one of those days"....I realized how blessed I am to be home all day with my kids!
Thankful I have a husband who prefers me home. and thankful for my current job position.

TUESDAY
One girl baked lemon pound cake.
I picked lilies from the garden...they're on the kitchen table.

WEDNESDAY
We made Cheeseburgers for dinner and stayed out until after
sunset catching lightning bugs....because....First Day of Summer!!!

THURSDAY
I found the piano of my dreams...and it's marked down to $20,999!
Instead of buying the piano we had a banjo restrung...sort of the same thing.

FRIDAY
I ate waaaaay to many chocolate donuts...
...but it's the end of the week. So it's okay.










Have a wonderful weekend.
XxOo

Friday, June 16, 2017

Wrapping up the week...


I love little boys with no shirts and tan lines playing with tractors.
They are so cute!

What are you up to this weekend?

I'll be home resting for 7-10 more days recovering from the never ending miscarriage.
I'm happy to see an end in sight though...can't wait! I want to feel back to my normal self.

If you love satire and sarcasm...
This has been cracking me up!

Going to try this little arm workout once I can lift again.
{In 7-10 Days!!!}

Have a great weekend.
XxOo

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The first 90.Swim.Flowers.Projects Finished and 8 Girls Visiting.












We had our first hot spell of the summer..{technically late spring...summer next week}
90 degrees everyday. I love it.

The kids went in our pool for the first time this week...we're a little behind over here.

I love the time of year when I can find flowers for my table right outside my door.

The sun is perfect when it rises and when it sets!
It's been so gorgeous to see.

We finished our big house project...I'll show you soon!

This past weekend I hosted eight incredible ladies at my house.
Friends I met years ago through blogging! of all things.
It's been fun to get to know each other in "real life" over the years.
....and I enjoy our time when we get together.


For some reason, it feels like Monday to me...
...which is really crazy since it's already Thursday.

Glad it's close to the weekend.
XxOo

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Wrapping up the week....


Captain hook says "Have a great weekend Mateys!"

Love that it's unofficially, yet officially Summer!
Ice cream cones are pretty much inevitable this weekend.

We'll be working on our family room..{we as in Jeff}...a project started in November.
Gotta love those monkey wrenches. {and maybe a little procrastination.. Ha!}

Have a lovely weekend.
XxOo

Thursday, June 1, 2017

I am literally watching muscle turn to fat as I still sit here and sulk! ...but Joy will be coming.

{Why don't you go ahead and use that sleeve for a napkin.}
They wanted to eat their breakfast of bagels on the front porch.

The past couple of days have been dreamy. It's nice to have windows open and sun shining.





A short, unexpected afternoon downpour...

....brought a rainbow.

He cried when it disappeared.
"I don't want da wainbow to go aaaaway"

Ugh...I am still recovering from miscarrying and having a D&C.
This turned out to be worse than I expected {physically}...and I am tired of "taking it easy".

I am not a take it easy person..I'm not.
Yes, God is {trying} to teach me patience.endurance.to be joyful.grateful.

I'm just not being a very good learner this week!
In this class, I'm getting BIG FAT F!!!

I let myself be immersed in sulky-ness.
I am acting very first world..really, if you heard me..oh boy.
I can hardly stand myself to be honest.

I thought I would be feeling a bit better by now..and I sort of am, but I'm also not.
Nights are bad. That's when everything from the day....
{even though I don't do anything major in the day!}...seems to catch up with me.
..and then ouch.

For the first time in my LIFE! I filled and took prescription pain medication.
I am a take-a-Tylenol-once-every-18 months kind of person...I hardly ever take anything.
This ordeal has not been fun. and I've even doubled up on doses.

I've been reading Erin Harrison's ..Living Virtuously ...my sister gave it to me a while back.
Incredible book!

I read. I feel convicted. I close the book with a new attitude...for about 5 minutes. Ha!
....and then like a dog...like the proverb says, I return to my vomit.
Gross I know, but I just keep returning.

All this to say....I am working on having true Joy.
I know that sounds about as convincing as Kathy Griffin's apology...
...but I really am working at it.


I'm thankful for fresh starts and forgiveness and chocolate mint iced tea.
{See what being thankful does to your soul?
...I already sound like a nicer person and it hasn't even been a paragraph.}

..and truly, it is a choice.
We make the choice to find contentment. Sometimes it's easy..sometimes it's not.
...but it's a whole lot easier when we let God work in our hearts!

XxOo