Hi everyone! Sorry for going MIA on you last week, it turned out to be more overwhelming than I expected, so I took a break. All better, and excited for a brand-new week! There is much excitingness this month!
This week we have:
Cherry Almond Scones
Fudgy Cream Cheese Brownies
For today, Feb. 4...
Outside my window... Partly cloudy, not horribly cold. It's supposed to be in the 50's this week, but sunny 50's and cloudy 50's are two different animals! I'm determined to walk to pick Stephen up from school every day this week!! Maybe even in the mornings if they aren't frigid... or if we get ready on time!
Around the house... Joe is watching The Polar Express, Bracken is moping because we cut back on her food a bit. She needs to lose a few pounds, and her lazy mommy isn't helping at all!
I am thinking... I need to spend a bit more time with my boys. They're pretty independent, and they don't need or expect me to play with them every minute, but I've been a little too attached to my ipad and computer. Which is ironic, since I am on the computer right now... Anyway!! I need to put them down more often and be a bit more invested. There's always something to work on!
I am pondering... Isn't it wonderful that every single day is a chance to start over? Even in the midst of trials and challenges, dark times and tragedies, every morning is a chance for change, growth, and a new beginning. It doesn't mean it all gets better overnight, but you just might find a bit more peace, strength, motivation, glimmers of joy... Or in my case, yet another chance to be a better Mom, wife, and Me! Establishing better habits, closer connections, more productive days. That's what I'm going for this week!
I am thankful... So thankful for The Geologist's awesome work schedule! He gets every other Friday off, and has TONS of vacation time already! He was able to take care of me this weekend, and we still had time to have fun on Saturday and Sunday! It's wonderful.
I am reading... The Two Towers. I'm going to the library today to pick up new books, but still stuck in Middle Earth. This is my favorite of the LOTR trilogy, because of the Ents. I love the way they just rip Isengard to shreds, and the trees from Fangorn swallow up all those Orcs. Go Trees!!! And then Saruman tries to enchant Gandalf and his companions when they come to talk to him, but it has no effect on stubborn Gimli and faithful Eomer. I love that part. :)
I am looking forward to... So many fun things this month! Information night tonight, going to the cabin next weekend, and after that my parents are coming for a quick visit! I can't wait!! I usually see my Mom about two or three times a year, but I never see my Mom and Dad together unless we go visit them! We'll have so much fun, and Dad is already requesting recipes. :)
Source: dreamer's den
Something new about me... Have you seen the movie "Signs"? The one with the aliens, and Dennis Quaid, and the little girl who leaves half-full glasses of water all over the house? *raises hand* That's me!! I rarely finish a drink. My house always has half a dozen glasses of water here and there. Drives the Geologist nuts. Looking around, I can see... 4 from here. I have no idea why I do this! Lets just call it a quirk. :)
Guilty pleasures... Anime. I am an anime nut. The Geologist thinks it's completely dumb, but I love it!! I love the over-dramatic story-lines, I love the art, I love the music, I love the humor... Love. I go through anime phases about once a year, where I find new series (or re-watch old ones) every day for a few weeks. My brother and I share quotes from one of my favorite series ever. It's so random. Random is my favorite kind of humor.
Favorite Things... Pussywillows!! They're so soft, and fuzzy, and adorable, and they're PLANTS!! How much more awesome can they be!?