stinky from getting my 5am workout and cleaning the top half of the house. I was grateful I had not showered before I emptied the vacuum can because I forgot how dirty I get scrapping the filter. My standard look these days. I've decided I taming the wispy hair is a losing battle.
appreciating my cousin Samantha's reminder yesterday. I have been overwhelmed at the idea of having to create grand things to post on top of all the many responsibilities I have. I had forgotten that I chose the blog name "simple inspiration" because I'm a simple person. Our stories, although wonderful are simple. I need to get back to telling the small things and not getting caught up in my own expectations.
working on a family history wall filled with old family photos. We are just adhering the photos with painters tape; nothing fancy, but it works. I'm excited to get more photos printed and added.
trying not to get disappointed when the scale only moved down 2 pounds instead of 5 each week. I know it's silly because I'm losing at a consistent and healthy way, but it's a great deal of hard work and each week I hope to see some huge number for the huge effort I put in.
consistently getting to the gym and working every day. Getting stronger and gaining even greater control over my eating. I'm charting my progress each day because I'm a list maker and I love checking things off.
binding the penny rug quilt today. It's been quite a process, all the circles and I'm still a terrible machine quilter, but it's fun to learn new things and know that with practice I will get better.
listing each day with listersgottalist.com; well almost each day. It's been a fun way to document simple things of my life.
evaluating my journal/planning system now that I've been doing the bullet journaling thing for a few months. I like it, but I'm thinking of refining it a little more. I'm just not sure yet how. It's a constantly evolving system.
listening to A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley and I love the reader. I might have to go back and listen to some of my other favorites (The Shadowy Horses, The Winter Sea, and The Firebird) just so I can listen to the accents.
reading All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. I'm a little behind on our book group books, but enjoying the selections. I'm having a hard time fitting everything in, but then I suppose evaluating what is important to you is one of those life lessons we learn over and over again. At least it is for me.
watching Call The Midwife on PBS. I'm so thankful for the medical care I received when gave birth to the girls. It has been such a lovely series.
humbled by all that I have yet to learn about being a mother. I've been doing this for twenty one plus years and still most days I wonder if I have learned anything at all. However, I am even more humbled that I get to be the mother of nine extraordinary children. I have learned far more from them that I will ever teach them.
thanking the Lord every day for the the help He provides. I acknowledge my weaknesses and would would be nothing if it were not for His saving grace.