Still Joyful.


I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday Season. I had a nice time and I found myself needing the break more than I imagined. I ate a few too many sweets, but that is what holidays are for.

November 30 : Hope.

30daysMy November blog posts are based on my 30 Days of Thankful journal. I got the idea for from Cathy Zielske’s blog. Working on it has really kept things positive and balanced in the face of what was an extremely busy (and at times emotional) month. It will be interesting to see the impact of this shift in perspective through the end of the year and beyond. I will do my best to make time to do this again.



November 29 : Hugs

pooh2I have always been a giver of hugs. A large part of that is because my mother is a huggy person and so are a lot of my family members. I like my hugs on a regular basis. My younger children like hugs but my older ones are too cool for that stuff. I still sneak up on them and give them hugs anyway. I figure what is the point of being a mother of teenagers/young adults if you can’t make them squirm with a hug from time to time? 🙂

November 22 : My Crockpot

crockpotThis morning, I found out about a forecast for this week that may include snow but will include cold. Since it will already be a long weekend, we will be having a few crock pot meals in these parts 🙂  My mom and my husband have always been huge fans of crock pots. I am a late convert, but I guess it is better late than never 🙂