Over the weekend I spent some much needed time with my best girlfriend. It had been an entire year since we last saw each other and several long months since we spoke on the phone. We both had shameful looks on our faces as we tried to remember the last time we sat down to talk. We apologized and laughed.
We all have the same amount of time. It’s something we can’t get more of. How you spend your time is your choice. What choices are you making? Do you use a schedule? How do you spend your time?
I work part time outside of the home. Our two year old son goes to day care four days a week. I’m very happy with this arrangement. I get out of the house for a bit, I get to talk with adults and use my talents to further our community. I also love our sitter and so does our son. He gets to play with other kids his age and some kids who are older after school and in the summer.
About a month ago I made this flower to hang on the fence in my backyard. Originally I shared this post on Craftbotic, a crafting blog. It has been so popular I thought I would share it here as well.
I like to have decorations hanging on the fence. It’s old and probably needs to be replaced, but that is up to the neighbors. Until they decide to take it down, I enjoy the rustic-ness and decorate it with colorful items. When I ran across this pin on Pinterest, I knew I needed it for my fence!
Forgiveness. Why is it so hard?
Do you remember when we were kids, or in my case, now that I have a toddler, playing with other kids? Do you remember having toys taken away or being pushed down? The adult told me, and now I have to tell my son, to let it go. Hug and make up, forgive your friend. That is the first lesson in forgiveness; on the playground. It seems easy to tell my son, it’s ok that little Johnny pushed you down so he could go down the slide first. Forgive him. In turn Johnny’s mom steps in and says “You need to apologize, that is not how we treat our friends. He won’t want to play with you if you are mean to him.” Then Hearing the “I’m sorry” in the tiny little voice. Or it could have easily been my son doing the pushing and me stepping in to teach the lesson.
Mr. Coffee Rises again…
My husband has been very busy this second half of winter. After the accident, he has been working hard to repair the damage to our boat. He repaired the fiberglass to the bottom of the boat and got it back in the water. The engine has had a good once over by a mechanic. He has hired a deckhand who will be in town on May 25th. Everything is on track to be ready for Father’s day.
Also he has been helping some friends fish halibut. Enjoy the photos.
I have wanted a Roman Shade at my kitchen window for a long time. I recently repainted my family room, kitchen and dining room and needed to change the curtain in my kitchen. I found the instructions on Pintrest! “No Sew Fabric Roman Shades” were easy to follow with pictures. I adapted them to fit my window and use a curtain panel I purchased at Wal-Mart.
Roman Shade Instruction
- I took the inside measurements of my window which was 44 inches by 46 inches.