I just finished eating turkey sausage and a couple of Cuties.
I have three loads of laundry waiting until it's light enough outside so I can hang them -
Crock pot apple butter is in the making.
I started to shampoo the carpet - but it's still too dark for that -
so I thought I'd check in with all y'all.
I've been making a real effort to stay away from the computer - wanting to be fully present at home this week.
I kept my entire schedule clear this week, and stayed off the phone too.
The BoyChild was here.
: - )
Between the love of the BoyChild and my staying put all week - it truly has been one of the best weeks in my recent memory.
Now, that's not saying much - since I'm notorious for a bad memory - which does, I must admit - come in handy at times.
I hold no grudges - since I can never remember what it is that someone has done.
It was the most ordinary week ever - and sisters - can I just tell you this -
Ordinary is fabulous.
We went to the gym a few times - and he had gymnastics training on Thursday - but other than that -
we stayed put.
He even got homework done.
Whilst he was at school - I worked my fingers to the bones sewing.
I'm going to confess that I listened to Christmas music whilst I sewed, sang along loudly, and I may or may not have never been happier.
See this heating pad cover?
Over 15 years in the making my friends.
I bought that fabric when Aaron was born - planning on making a heating pad cover.
FIFTEEN YEARS later.
I did tell you that 'Finish' was my word of 2012, right?
I started a little business called 'Coop Keeper Creations' and I'll be unveiling my aprons that I've sewn this week on Etsy - planning a big 'Cyber Monday' sale!
Remember when I talked about getting a job a week or so ago? I feel that I may have mis-communicated in some way why I wanted a job - trust me - it had nothing to do with fulfillment - or lack of things to do.
It was purely financial.
I'm completed filled full here at home - mentally and emotionally.
It dawned on me that I'm not even using the talents I have here at home to make a little extra cash - so I've been putting my hands to the spindle, so to speak.
I'm even starting to like the porch - I love looking through the kitchen window at it - it looks super cozy that way -
Glenco's making me a rustic 8' long wooden table for the porch out of a pile of old lumber we found in a dumpster this summer.
Fingers crossed it's done by Thanksgiving!
So I say - here's to a wonderful, ordinary, beauty full Monday.
Celebrate the ordinary.
Take time to notice how the light is changing at this time of year - and how it moves in your home.
Take time to be present in your home - giving your family your all.
Give yourself your all.
Make a nice dinner tonight.
Close the computer up - turn off the phone ringer -
It might be the last chance you get til January.