Friday, January 13, 2012

Today is a day of randomness...

I declare today an official "laundry day." I have not graced the laundry room with my presence yet this week, and it's in need of some dire attention. So I will be spending much of my day traipsing up and down the stairs to the laundry room.

But do you wanna know something kind of weird? I actually enjoy doing laundry. Well, the actual washing, drying and folding part. I kind of get hung up on the "putting away" part. But God always seems to remind me of how blessed I am to have each person in my family as I fold their laundry. I love how He can bring inspiration and love to even the most mundane of tasks.

It snowed through the night. And it's supposedly supposed to continue snowing through tomorrow. Which, surprisingly, I'm kind of excited about. Snowy days always make me feel like cuddling up with my kiddos, candles lit, mugs of hot tea or hot chocolate and some good books read under the warmth of a blanket. And the wind is howling and whipping the snow past the windows, so I'm definitely planning on cozying up with the kids on this blistery day.

I've got 18 different books in my cart and a $50 gift card. That means I have a lot of narrowing down to do. Such a difficult decision. Crochet? Sewing? Fiction? Nature studies? Christian living? Homeschooling? I've been mulling over this one since the first of the year.

Tomorrow's the annual Vacation Bible School workshop I attend every year. Could it really be that it's already time to start thinking about Bible school already???!!!

Oh, and I've been getting seed catalogs in the mail already. That's encouraging, but I'm afraid we haven't even had our hard winter here in PA yet. But it does remind me that I need to get planning our garden and the layout of our backyard since we're planning on putting in raised beds and raising some chickens this year. I'm excited about that. I can't wait to have several new beds to raise my herbs in (that means more herbs! Yay!) and fresh eggs and the opportunity to teach the kids (and myself) how to care for the chickens.

(Worm Coming Up Out of the Ground - created by Ian)

(God's Promise - created by Lily)

And another thing, I love all my readers. I really do. And every now and then I like to show you my appreciation by having a little giveaway. Which is exactly what I'm going to do. I think I'll probably post the official giveaway tomorrow (or Monday if I get too distracted tonight.) So you can come back then to see what I'd like to send one of you ladies. I think you'll like the things I've picked out. : )

Also, I want to thank you for your prayers and thoughts for my cousin. They are living a parents' worst nightmare right now, and my heart is aching for them. I pray that God would just use me to love them through this very difficult time.

Have a most blessed Friday!


Wendi said...

I need to take your lead and make this a laundry day. I have half-heartedly worked on laundry this week and it shows.

Enjoy your weekend!

Sandra @ Thistle Cove Farm said...

you and I are so alike on the laundry detail and seed catalogs still my heart!