Sunday, September 10, 2017

Quick Post

another busy day here.  Lots of cooking, organizing,and desk work.  Here is what I am thankful for:

  • figuring out how to print double sided to new printer
  • guys doing yard work
  • home made meatballs
Know there are more, life has just been a bit busier than usual.  May or may not be able to post in the coming few days.  May go old school and had write out thankfulness.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Exhausted! A Good Feeling!!

Yes, it feels good to be exhausted.  Proof we got stuff accomplished today.  Also proved by getting over 11,000 steps, with out thinking about it and not shopping a lot or being a tourist.

Things I am thankful for today, in random order:

  • both kids gone for a couple hours tonight
  • inexpensive mums
  • beginnings of fall decorating
  • impulse purchase
  • TV not on, at all, today
  • ACTs completed for oldest

Friday, September 8, 2017

Friday Already?

This week has been slow and fast.  A very real struggle between both kinds of moments.  Thank goodness for clocks, lists, and calendars.  Something might have gotten dropped.

It comes down to this for the day:
  • happy teenager
  • call back auditions going well
  • a husband who likes to cook
  • being hyper focused, yet flexible
  • friendships, yes again, it's been that kinda week
  • understanding that life happens
  • patience

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Beauty in a Thursday

This butterfly bush almost died.
Managed to save it, winter it indoors,
and safely transpant outside.

Beauty!  Not the Vogue or GQ Magazine type either.  Genuine, from the soul, kind of beauty.  The kind that don't fade, but go brighter as time marches on.  Beauty in friendship, beauty in nature, beauty in routine.  That was the sum of today's experience.  Beauty in in all.
  • cool weather
  • getting back into a local co-op
  • son feeling better
  • walks with Kevin
  • butterfly bush growing well
  • connecting with new friends (lol!  another Jennifer)
What has caught your eye as beautiful?  Simple things, big things, little things?  Care to share?

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Lovely Sort of Day

Brain went into a Sound of Music song.  Want to guess?  Okay, givee itto you anyway, My Favorite Things!  It has just been a good day.  Here is what makes the list:

  • not being needed for something (gained 2 hours)
  • women's bible study starting again
  • milkshakes from CFA
  • general good feeling
  • catching up with friends

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Birthday Sort of Day!

Hubby celebrated another year on this year!  Thankful he is here and we celebrated, even if it wasnt a huge thing.  Thankful he wasnt expecting a whole lot.

In addition to this, thankful for the following:

  • tag teaming getting the kids to where they need to be
  • sun and clouds
  • voice lessons for the younger one
  • easy dinners, like tacos
  • time to read

Monday, September 4, 2017

Labor Day Musing

Breaking away from my days of the week titles; change is a good thing, right?

Randomness of the day:  Kid wakes up later than usual, stumbles down stairs, and asks what is the plan for school.  Dude, it is a holiday!  He perked up and had a renewed sense of energy.  Oldest was able to attend a "Seniors Hike"; he was thankful to be able to go!  Husband was more than happy to grilled meat, for the second night in a row!

My joy and thankfulness goes more like this:
  • sunshine again today
  • bacon, cheeseburger for dinner
  • walks around the neighborhood
  • homemade vanilla ice cream
  • minimal driving
  • working on "Welcome" sign again

Sunday, September 3, 2017


I am starting to see a trend!  When I dont have a lot of chitter chatter, before my thankful list, I am plugging in the spday of the week.  There wasnt anything profound or aha moments today, just life and it was mostly enjoyable.
  • sushine
  • grilled steak and potatoes for dinner
  • errands, which equals hanging out with 2/3's of the guys in our house
  • getting most of need stuff for co-op (starts this Thursday)
  • geeting step count in, after about 10 days off

Saturday, September 2, 2017


Another rainy day, but still life is good!

  • weddings
  • chocolate chip cookies
  • date with hubby
  • safe travels
  • ease of rearranging schedule
What's good in your corner of the world?

Friday, September 1, 2017

Hello September!

Do you decorate for fall?  Is September 1 the day you start bring all things Fall out?  Or do you wait until September 20?

I haven't fully started decorating for fall.  Made a trip to the Dollar Tree the other day, as their artificial flowers and such are fairly descent sized and inexpensive.  Swapped out my light blue and lavender hydrangea for a fall orange color.  That is as far as I've gotten.  More on another day.

The fun and good for the day:
  • Kevin came home early, to beat Friday of Labor Day Weekend traffic
  • new fitbit came in the mail
  • temps hovered around 65 degrees today
  • bought a Take & Bake for dinner (easy Friday Pizza)
  • lots of vegging on a dreary day
  • fall colored hydrangea