It’s an interesting thing, this Gratitude challenge. It is Day 6 and out of 6, I missed 2. The whole idea of looking for something, in particular, is kind of a hard thing to get used to. After I am done writing this blog I will use my weekly Joy Dare list as the background on my phone; then I will see it and remember. It’s like starting a new habit. I won’t chalk this up to failure yet.
It’s a beautiful Saturday here in Central Alberta. My husband is working today ( and tomorrow). My kids are both sleeping. It’s so normal calling them “my kids” and yet when I do that on social media it makes them sound younger than they are. They are 20 and 17. I don’t plan to wake them up anytime soon ( it’s 10:30). No huge plans today. I might do a load or two of laundry and I need to go into town for a few things. That’s about it. I don’t lead a real exciting life. 🙂
Our landlords should be bringing their cows over soon. We usually get them in Spring until Fall. We love having them around. We are kind of cow nerds ( my husband more than I).
Oh yeah. Yesterday I sent in school registration for the very last time! Grade 12. With all the changes happening to homeschooling in Alberta, I am so thankful we are getting out of it now. It’s way easier to come into these changes rather than being in the system already, set on a certain way of doing things and then all of a sudden having to change. I agree with some of the changes but disagree with others. Luckily, for us, we can do things the same we have all the way through high school.
Well, that’s enough rambling for now. Have a great day friend! Don’t forget how loved and amazing you are. I loves you!
There is something amazing about coffee. Something that makes so many people drink it first thing in the morning. Caffeine I imagine but besides that. For me, it is the yummy taste and just the whole idea that once I sit down for my coffee it is ok to start planning my day or at least thinking about it. I have taken the dogs for a walk and fed them and the cats (and took care of Massey and his cone of shame). I have done dishes and now I have given myself permission to sit and have a cup of coffee and a piece of cold pizza. I have been thinking about how I would write this post so here goes. 🙂
I am feeling pretty fine today. 30 days in a row (minus one) of writing/blogging. I have divulged more of myself than I was planning but some things you just can’t plan. I have been disciplined about sitting here every morning and writing. A couple of the posts I did write ahead time but for the most part, I wrote them that morning. I think in the future I will continue to do that but mix it in with a some that are planned ahead of time. I’ll just go with it. 🙂 It really worked with me to have a prompt to go with so I might just continue to use that for some writing ideas. I am still trying to find my mojo as a writer so I will try different things.
I love the thought that I finished Camp NaNoWriMo. I might have planned my intentions wrong so I may not get a badge ( oh, poor me) but I don’t really relish the thought of going through my blogs one by one and copying and pasting them to get a word count at the Camp. It’s not that worth it. I don’t need a badge anyway. I set a goal and finished it. That’s good enough for me. Actually, I took a screen shot and will use it as my feature picture. Very cool!
Well friend, thanks for being on the journey with me. I am looking forward to our continued journeys wherever and whatever they might be. It’s April 30, 2017, and it’s a GREAT day to be alive! I loves you!
Now I feel like I should make a list of all things that would make my day perfect. Well, if there is one thing that I don’t do, that is answer questions in obvious ways. 🙂 The way I see it, why would I make up my mind today what a perfect day is? My Massey dog has to wear the cone of shame and he keeps trying to scratch him off and I keep having to do it up; my husband is away for the weekend and I am quite dependent on him in a lot of ways…..can today still be a perfect day despite these setbacks for me? If I have a quota, they can’t. If I live in the moment and I try to live out of who I am in Christ, then today can be a perfect day.
I used to try and imagine the perfect day. There were times I would think my perfect day was time away from my kids…that didn’t work. I missed them too much. There were times I would think my perfect day was time away from my whole family. I missed them too much though the times I did do that, they were pretty needed. That didn’t make it a perfect day though.
I’d like to imagine a perfect day in a tiny home, writing. The problem with that is focus ( more like a lack of focus). A full day of writing would not happen here. How about a perfect day being you do whatever you want, whenever you want. That sounds kind of selfish. I need to take care of someone or something.
What I would like is for today to be my perfect day. The day that I live TODAY. Even if my circumstances SUCK. To some it up for me, a perfect day is a day that I can look back on and say
– I did the best I could with what I had.
– I learned something new today
– I did the next best thing no matter how small it was
– I am alive, therefore my purpose is still alive.
– I am loved!
Do you have a perfect day friend? Never feel bad or selfish because you answer a question different than I do. Remember, this is my blog so I talk a lot about me. It gets kind of old for me. 🙂
Have a super duper perfect day! If you want to read some really great uplifting quotes, google Winnie the Pooh quotes. Oh my heart! I loves you!
I loves you, friend! ❤