Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Snapshot #23

Outside my window:
We had our first taste of cold weather with rain and 50 degrees over the weekend (Rory had a soccer game in the middle of that), but it has been back to the mid-80's this week.

Is my scrapbooking worth the time/effort/energy/money, etc. Because of the whole cancer-I-might-not-be-here-when-the-kids-are-grown thing, I put alot of internal pressure on myself to document everything. Is it worth doing just because I enjoy it? Does it matter if I'm not the most creative scrapbooker? Is anyone going to care if I've taken pictures of our life? Where are all these albums going to be stored when the kids are grown?? I think I've come to the conclusion (again) that it's a worthwhile hobby, but one I shouldn't stress out about if I can't get to it.

Thankful for: 
this sunrise


Oh, definitely kid clothes.
To stay caught up on laundry/housework. Things are kinda sorta surface clean right now, but don't look too closely.

Playing the piano; such a stress reliever!

To get back into a photography groove; I am very out of practice.
Dinner plans: 
Leftover roast and potatoes

 Future plans I'm looking forward to:
 Fall break next week. Okay, so it's not fall break for me, but Brian and I are getting away for the weekend and that's a very good thing!

In the kitchen:
A little of this and that. I did make our first soup of the season over the weekend (a potato, ham, and corn chowder if you're wondering) and I mixed up this cannoli dip for a church women's event Sunday night (it was a huge hit!).

Survivor (this is still a favorite, even after 15 years), The Voice (love watching this with the kids), The Grinder (watched the premiere last week and thought it was too funny)

Snacking on: 
 Frozen grapes - I have become addicted in the last few weeks

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
 For the Love by my BFF Jen Hatmaker (highly recommend)
If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Not Finishing (because there are alot of these):
Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead
 The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (this seems totally up my alley, right? just couldn't get into it)
The Martian by Andy Weir (I might come back to this one)
Unbroken (the second time I've tried to make it through)

Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer 

I'm off work today so I ran a few errands this morning; I've spent way more time than I should just wasting time on the computer; photoshoot this afternoon, then small groups at church tonight.

Two recent photos:
Notice how Camden's head is out of the frame, but mine isn't? That's because he won't stop growing.

She may have wanted this furry pink coat during our shopping trip last week, but she did not come home with it.


Vicky said...

Love the format of this. I so want the Jen Hatmaker book- its on my list! Just finished The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah and was really taken with it. Oh the sun photos- ohhhh. And Survivor- me too- I never tire of it. I think you saved "the best" for last because that pink to me is so HER!

To China and Back said...

I agree... do some scrapping when you enjoy it. Try not to stress when it doesn't work for you. I do journaling for all of my kids, quotes, news, etc....also in case I'm not around later to tell them the stories in person. But sometimes I have lapses--I just make sure to get back to it eventually.