10 things

As I’ve only posted 5 weeks of {this moment} recently, I thought I’d better take some time to share this morning! It’s been a busy “season” and while I’m thankful I can quickly document something each Friday I don’t intend that to be the only posts I share.
So today I’ll post ten topics with details and perhaps that will kick-start some more writing in this space!

Watching:
As a family we are watching The Amazing Race & Survivor, Jon and I die over Modern Family each week and the kids and I finished this last season of Face Off recently.

Listening to: Carbon Leaf’s album, “Christmas Child“, it is one of my all time favorite Christmas albums. Also Bob Dylan’s new album Tempest. When I saw my favorite blogger, Gene Veith, was excited about a Dylan album, I bought it right away & love it. Still kicking myself for missing his concert here last year.

Planning: our “handmade” Christmas. This year we are hand making all our ornaments, a advent calendar & maybe a few other things as well.

Thinking about: much. The book 7 has stuck with me, even though I did NOT like the author’s writing style. Basically the theme is we have too much & do too much and I can’t disagree with that. The author focuses on seven areas, each one for a month, and records her journey. When she only ate 7 foods for a month I thought it ridiculous. When she composted, gardened, purged items from the house, and only ate at home for a month I thought “we do that”. But as we plan Christmas and do some shopping I really find myself pausing even more and thinking about what the kids (and I) want/have/need.
I think this is going to be a less-is-more Christmas.

Loving: my quotes journal. (photos from this month below) I started this in April because I wanted to remember so much of Ann Voskamp’s book One Thousand Gifts, and writing/doodling seems to be the only way I remember things lately. Since April I have written quotes from books (and sometimes blogs) I read each month in this little watercolor notebook & it is now something I treasure. And something I’ve done consistently.

Stressing about: finishing up this semester of our co-op and the concert. As always at this time of year, I’m ready for a break.

Looking forward to: the advent season, St Louis trip this Christmas, hubby’s vacation week!

Reading: Genesis (NIV), Seasons of a Mother’s Heart, & The Casual Vacancy.

Making me happy: looking forward to some of the Christmas plans we have!

Making me thankful:
time with family,
laughing hysterically while playing “The Game of Things“, Grace’s new job (that I know the Lord lined up for her!)

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