Thursday, October 10, 2013

all these things : : october 10

Just an overview of what is current in my life. A snapshot of how I'm trying to give "all these things" to Him and truly seek first His kingdom in my life. 

heart & soul :: I had a few big ideas pop into my head recently, at different moments. So I'm praying about those. Hoping to share one of them with you all in the coming months... Also been thinking about community a lot, and it's been a hot topic in this house (in a good way). More thoughts on that to come.

mothering :: You know what? We are okay this week. My daughter is in the "Why?" stage. And when I tell her to do something (without a reason - something I've been working on), she says, "Why?" And instead of explaining, like I am inclined to do, I am working on saying, "You don't say 'Why?', you say 'Yes mama' and do it." And the little guy is doing okay too... still getting into things, but for the most part, is content. He is working on words. Yesterday he said, "Toilet." (We were by a toilet while I was changing his diaper, and I was saying it to him.) I have a witness! No surprise coming from a boy who first pulled himself up on a toilet! True story.

home & kitchen :: Monday I was thinking about how excited I was about the food I was preparing that night and the next. And I thought, "We should invite some friends over to share it with." And we did, and it was great! I really want to do that kind of thing more often. I usually let things get in the way. But this was a good start.

rhythm ::  I've been trying to change my personal rhythms during Quiet Time and in the evening. Less computer, more sewing, reading, writing, and thinking. It's hard changing habits, but I'm working on it.

learning & growing :: Monday I started listening to "The Day Boy and the Night Girl" by George MacDonald while I run. So far, it's very interesting - and it helps the time pass! ~ We put together our "compost cage" Tuesday night. (That's what I'm going to call it.) I had noticed the perfect sliver of the moon, and at some point, mentioned it to Sweet Girl before she went to bed. So I carried her out to look at it, and all the splendid stars. Even being in town, it was a pretty sight. She talked about how God hung the moon and I talked about how far the stars are and how amazing God is. As we walked in the house she said, "That was fun." I look forward to many nights of stargazing, hopefully in the country one day. ~ I downloaded my first ebook Saturday, and then another, and another, and another last night! I don't want this to become a big trend, but two were free, one was $0.99, and only one was a real purchase at all. I still prefer paper, but it works.

looking forward to...  an evening with my husband with him in a suit and me in a dress (and heels that I just found today!) on Friday, even if it is a work event. It's still a nice dinner without kids. And of course, our bishop's visit the two following days.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


  1. I love those owl jammies. They were one of my favorites.
    Hope you guys have a great night out!

    1. She loves them too! I just realized she's wearing them in two pictures! haha