2 Things I’m loving this week! (Hands Free Mama)

Well, it’s MONDAY!  Today is an amazing Monday because I am at home!  I slept until 8:30 and I’m recovering perfectly from my procedure on my leg.  I actually feel encouraged about this upcoming week.  That could possibly be because I’m still in pajama pants…but hey, I’ll take it! 🙂

Things that I’m loving this week are:

1) I have started reading the book Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters!  In an effort to work toward my goal of creating closer family ties, I am trying to be more present.  Someone once told me, “Wherever you are, be there.”  This sounded simple but it is an extremely challenging thing for me.  It is not my personality to just “be.”  I feel that I need to be doing.  If I take those ten minutes, I will get behind on the things that I feel that I must accomplish.  However, I am very convicted after just the first few chapters and can already see that changing my ways would benefit everyone – including myself!

2)  I am also very in love with the local public library’s online overdrive book rental system.  This is amazing!  With a simple, free library card you can have thousands of titles to browse and download at the click of a button.  You can choose to read from your browser or download onto a device.  I’m sure that I’m very behind because this is not new technology.  However, I am still excited at the benefits that I am seeing for myself.  We have found enough titles to keep all of the girls equipped with new material.

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“Home Church”

homechurchFullSizeRenderI had a little procedure done on Friday. ( I think that it how you politely describe having a vein stripped from your lower leg.)  Either way…..I am not quite able to go to church this morning.



I don’t like missing church.  Henry is always very good about “having church” at home when we can’t go.  This morning, he rounded up the girls and we had a lesson on guarding your heart.  The girls wrote Proverbs 4:23, memorized it and earned candy hearts for reciting it.  They also made origami hearts and “hid” the word inside them.  It is so important to have scripture hidden in your heart.  I hope to be more intentional about hiding it in my own heart.

So that I keep it real here…..LG is now having a mini meltdown because she really doesn’t want to watch a movie about the Bible and wanted to watch SpongeBob.

2 Things I’m loving this week (Wet Brush!)

As part of my effort to be more positive this year, I’ve decided to post a few things that I’m currently loving.  I’m going to post on Monday, as it is my least favorite day of the week.  I’ll use a little reverse psychology here!  I went back to work today after two weeks off.

So, here it goes!

Two things that I’m liking this week:

1)  This Wet Hair Brush
is amazing!  Amelia really struggles with sensitivity issues.  It is a little like torture  takes a lot of patience to get her hair brushed in the morning.  She has “adult hair” and it is coarse and wavy like mine.   Poor thing….it really is rough.  However, during her visit to get it cut to shoulder length (at her request) we were introduced to this wet brush.  It is PAIN FREE!  It will revolutionize our mornings (TBA as she doesn’t go back to school until tomorrow!)   I paid $13 at the salon.  Of course, it’s less than $10 on Amazon.

2)  As part of our budget, we cut off cable a couple of years ago.  I usually couldn’t care less.  Henry, nor I, really watch much tv.  We have found that if we want to watch something, we can usually catch it on netflix or amazon prime for much less.  However, DOWNTON ABBEY is my show!  I really couldn’t converse with any friends at school today because I was the only one who did not know what happened in last night’s episode.  So…….I did a little blog stalking and found that a site http://www.simplyjune.org/  has them all for FREE! I could have been watching months ago!   I’m pretty sure that season four of Call the Midwife is also there!  YIPPPPEEEE!

So, my Monday is almost done!  I survived and even found some positives to note!

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