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Things That Are Bringing Me Joy

This previous week was surprisingly difficult for me. No one thing in particular made it so, but many little things added up to make for a heavy heart and scattered mind. We've not had a lot of margin in our lives since Christmas, sometimes by necessity, and sometimes by choice, and I was feeling it… Continue reading Things That Are Bringing Me Joy

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Seven Things That Are Bringing Me Joy

The past week has not been a great one. It's not been awful, but it's one of those weeks that just wasn't great either - we've been busy with appointments and evening commitments, I've been snappish with the kids, and sleep has been hard. I really want to use this joy list as an intentional… Continue reading Seven Things That Are Bringing Me Joy

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Five Things That Are Bringing Me Joy

  I acknowledge the goodness of giving thanks! And gathering together, even just for a moment's reflection, the things (and people, books, ideas, or moments) that have shaped me in the last season, that have brought me greater knowledge, more comfort, deeper joy. So here are five things I'm loving right now:   I just… Continue reading Five Things That Are Bringing Me Joy

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Feels Like Summer (and a Crafting Roadblock)

It's been feeling really summery this past week. Christopher's sister came for a visit and we went for an evening swim at Westwood Lake. We've been putting in more of the garden, tomatoes and squash, and all our beans are coming up! It's so thrilling to see that first pushing up of the soil and… Continue reading Feels Like Summer (and a Crafting Roadblock)