Happy Friday!! Doing my weekly sigh of relief and popping in here to say hi, give a little update and to share some fun links from the week! Luke went back to school on Wednesday after his bout of pneumonia and is pretty much back to his jolly little self. Still has a yucky cough, … Continue reading The Friday Post.
I was going to do one Day in the Life post, but after starting to write, I have found that I need to break it up. I'm so chatty and explain-y! There is after all somewhat of a science to getting out the door in a orderly and not-pulling-your-hair-out fashion with three small children before … Continue reading A Morning in the Life (of an elementary school librarian with three boys aged 4, 2, and 1).
Stok Cold BrewHave you had it? I've been getting the Un-sweet Bold and Smooth and omg it is so creamy and delicious...while somehow not having any cream in it? I can't stop thinking about it when I'm not drinking it. I've been treating myself to a cup of it in the afternoon with a splash … Continue reading Five Favorite Things (lately).
I heard this tip several years ago on the Happier podcast with Gretchen Rubin and it’s one that has stuck with me over the years. It’s the five minute rule. You ready for this? Ok. So: If something is going to take less than five minutes, do it now. Don’t put it off until later. … Continue reading A Tip for Productivity.
Don’t know if you’re keeping track, but there are exactly 21 days in which to fit as many heart themed treats as humanly possible. I just counted. So far at our house, we’ve made heart shaped chocolate chip cookies, sprinkled heart shaped sprinkles on everything we’ve eaten, made heart shaped banana muffins in a heart … Continue reading Heart Hand Pies.
In the grand scheme of fast weeks versus slow weeks - it was a fast one, but I can’t say that it’s one I enjoyed all that much. This morning, our whole street was blanketed in a thick sheet of fog. We drive down a mile long stretch of straight road to get out of … Continue reading The Friday Post.
Luke is sick. Has been all week. We had Monday off for Martin Luther Jr. Day, and he woke with a cough that got steadily worse through the day. Tuesday morning, I woke up at 5am for my school day as normal, got myself ready, the big boys, and then went to wake Luke up … Continue reading On (Working) Mom Guilt.
I woke Monday morning with just the twinge of a wine headache. My normal weekend limit of two glasses had been stretched to three as a result of flickering candlelight, a table full of friends, and my kids blessedly entertained by people other than me. Twelve of us gathered around two long tables pushed together, … Continue reading Polenta Party for a Crowd.
When I was probably 8 or 9 nine years old, my mom and I were in the car driving somewhere or other. I don't remember the errand, but I will always remember something that she told me on that drive. We had to pull over to the side of the road for a fire truck … Continue reading An Small Idea for Prayer.
I don't know what it is about January, but after the holidays have come and gone, citrus fruits begin to consume my thoughts. Maybe it's the freshness after the sticky sweetness of the treats from Christmas? Maybe it feels fresh and healthy for the new or year? Maybe it's because citrus is in season in … Continue reading (Spiked) Grapefruit Soda.