Things have been so busy in so many levels that I haven't had much time to think about writing here, and even e-mail messages that take extra thought take me days to write. I've been wanting to write for a while; I think this is my speed right now.
Outside my window... it's dark and cold. The girls are in bed, all my guys are playing with the scouts building snowcaves, but are coming home tonight to sleep in their own warm beds.
I am thinking... of how to simplify, and the things I should be focusing on that are really important.
I am thankful for... so many things. My family. My wonderful and fun husband who I love to be around, and my children who are a delight to be a mother to. Thankful that Adam will be doing something he'll love all summer working at a scout camp, even though I'll miss having him around.
The latest news... a new calling - Relief Society President. Yah, crazy. Came as a complete shock. Heavenly Father has far more confidence in me than I do in myself, but I'm thankful to know He qualifies those He calls. Should be a fun ride!
From the learning rooms... we finished reading "The Hobbit" together a few days ago and started "The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle." I'm learning all the time; hopefully the kids are too.
From the kitchen... Jamie has done a lot of the cooking the past month or so. He's been home quite a bit, so we've had some really delicious things. It's been a blessing, especially as I'm learning my calling and getting up to speed with that.
I am wearing... my jammies (cozy time), but I got a couple pairs of pants for Christmas that I love. Haven't hardly worn jeans since then.
I am creating... memories and love. That doesn't require a clean/organized home, right? But still/always trying!
I am reading... "Enchantment" by Orson Scott Card. Maybe 1/5 of the way in, good so far. Some here and there's bug me (like random crude language, not swearing but crude), but an intriguing story.
Goals for the New Year... Without even checking my reading goals every year have become more simple, and this year is no different. This year I want to read one book each month of my choosing. I say that because I am now involved with two book groups, plus a homeschool group that had a book for each month. With all that, I don't feel like I have a lot of opportunities to read what I want (not saying all those books aren't books I want to read!). I have so many things I want to study that my reading time seems to get less and less.
This is also my year to learn about pie crusts.
A picture thought... so glad my kids are friends!