It's January but there's no snow
It’s January, which can sometimes last seven weeks. My husband predicted at the beginning of the month that January would fly by for us this time because of my new job and the kids’ varying schedules. So far, he’s right.
Our friends in Kentucky have had snow and our parents have had snow but there’s not been more than a flake or two fall here. I don’t want a lot of snow but I do want some!
We found a local shop to make a table and will probably order one this spring. I’ve been trying to order a longer table for our house for over a year now and it’s a complicated time to buy furniture, at least if you’re on a budget. This is the shop if you’re interested. They do ship though I haven’t checked pricing.
Jen Pollock Michel was on The Habit Podcast talking about productivity versus fruitfulness. I’ve long been shifting my thoughts on productivity and this conversation helped me understand a different aim. Glenn Packiam discusses the same topic in this article.
If I were buying a new shirt (and I’m not), it would be this one.
We’ve been prepping breakfast over the weekend and this is up. We’ll see what the kids think.
I finished this book and it was amazing. If life hadn’t gotten in the way, I could have read it cover to cover in one sitting. (And the cover is gorgeous.)moved to Substack! I loved this interview with Laura Wifler.
is back. It is a perfect, casual Friday morning listen.
A friend bought me this for Christmas. It’s amazing. Perfect for a “favorite things” party.
The other day, apparently for fun, I made a short list of things that make me cry.
Here’s a few of them: elementary music concerts,kind people, preaching, watching people who are stunning at their craft, any story about kids in the NICU, saying goodbye to close friends.
Is there anything unexpected that makes you cry?
This is very normal, don’t you think?
Not because my ears are hurting. There’s something beautiful about kids learning and trying new things.
I always cry when elementary kids sing, too! It could be wonderful or terrible and I will cry. Also when creative people are being creative and ENJOYING themselves doing it, I get very tearful at that. I like to think about what makes me cry because it isn't much and I think it's worthwhile to pay attention to!
Thank you for sharing about our Mothers We Admire interview with Laura Wifler. ❤️ We love all the wisdom she shared.