I love winter– it`s my favorite season. I`m not sure that I have ever met anyone else who`s favorite season is winter. It is odd I know. I think it`s because my 3 favorite words to feel are: safe, cozy, and relaxed. And winter is a time for me, that I get to feel all these words a lot. I also am a homebunny– I love staying at home.
A friend was at my house the other week and commented on my unique cleaning habits, I said that I am a lazy person that enjoys sitting, but I am also spazzy about cleanliness. Saying all that to say– I love winter but it drives me a bit nuts…
I looked forward to this season all crazy-summer because I was going to spend time with my girls (finally) and work on so many projects. Well, now I am facing it all the more. Choices of how to spend my time. Plus, as it ends up, I am home half the time, but gone most nights. Which ends up not being super low key after all…
Did you ever notice the more you get done– the more you think you can do? And for someone like me, that is aware that I struggle with finding self worth in what I tackle in a day– doing nothing, and just “being”, can be hard to do.
Isn`t being just the most restful place to be? Being okay with just being with the people in my life I`m called to love, while (for instance) the junk drawer continues to rot in it`s dysfunction weeks on end, or the pack of Pooh stickers Elle stuck on the playroom windows a few months ago, that are still right where she left them.
Those are both true stories– not scenarios.
I`m not sure what I have “said all this to say”, but I think I`m just really thinking on how to best live life and how to balance: time to just be me, being efficient, practical, Godly, living functionally, using my gift and playing around with projects for fun, living at rest in my soul– and keeping my God and other humans at the top of it all. Just how to practically live LIFE.
I`d love input. 🙂
~Well, I am back. It has taken be 4 days now to write the gobbelity-gook that I did.
I can *proudly* say I have (idealistic) lists in my head 3 miles long of things I would want to tackle around the house, creative wise, but I have only done 3 small things so far this winter– with no plans at present to tackle more. YES! I am growing… I think I can be okay with crayon on every surface in our house right now. I think I can, I think I can…
Anyways, here are the 3 tiny projects– and then a bunch of hodgepodge pictures of life over here.
Pretty cardigan for Elle. Total cost including cardigan, 45¢.
WhAt? Yes, that is right– Got the 1950s cardigan at a rummage sale where all finds were 25¢. The bag of wedding flower petals were from Dollar Tree (1.00), and I used 1/10 of the bag so that`s where the 45¢ total came from (adding ten cents to be safe).
I didn`t know if the petals would look fake or classy– what a fun project, took 5 minutes and I think it`s looks classy.
PJs pants are my favorite doodle projects. GREAT for sewing beginners. I just lay a pair of their “storebought” jammies over the fabric– and make up my own pattern. I also use vintage embellishments which make this pair of `jammas around 1.25??
Elle`s pair. I think these look prettier in real.
♥~~ G was gone one night and I (night wide open) felt compelled to snap some of the everyday moments that make life so tender and special and fun. ~~♥♥
‘Lolla’ is waiting for someone to wiper her mouth so she can be free.
Yesterday morning Laila woke me up, which she does a lot, she is an “early bird gets the worm kind of girl” — I woke up to her kissing and patting my face saying, “I luh you”
“I luh you”
“I luh you” (x5)
Get the idea- over and over. See she doesn`t talk with more than one word mostly, so that was really tender.
Elle, why so serious?
Prissy smile. 🙂
Grainy pictures (I took these photos by candlelight) from a church lady`s night that Sue and I worked on. What a special night. The theme was Surrender.
“Dress Yourself Day”
This was a Monday night. The day itself had gone horribly– house a mess, girls a mess, likely I was a mess. Can`t remember clearly.
By that night things had turned peaceful. House was clean, and so were the girls. I had to snap the rare and golden moment.
↑ What I often find, when I open my fridge. ↑
“They are riding in their bus”.
I have to say,
it makes my day…
(Can you tell it`s high time to get groceries?)
Still “I dressed myself day”.
Now go take a nap or something. You can blame me.