Thursday, March 31, 2016

this and that on a Thursday

Lily turned 9 this week.


She got the guitar she has been wanting for 6 months or so.
She'd already learned a bit from Brandon and Daddy,
on their guitars
(have I mentioned that they are learning to play?)
but a full size guitar is quite tricky for a little girl.

Now that she has her own
suitably sized guitar
she is eager to learn more.


I have been plagued with 
yet another
pain in my foot;
my left one this time.

I honestly can't think of a thing I did to it,
or even remember when it first started hurting.
I know it was before I went to CA,
because I bought squishy insoles
in hopes of lessening the ill-effects of all that airport walking.

The 5 hour grocery shopping trip,
followed by all of the cooking,
and walking about on concrete floors at family camp
(not to mention all of the trips up and down the huge hill)
about did me in.

The more it hurts, the more I favor it,
which then leads to pain in other body parts.


I've started actually attempting to treat it,
rather than just trying to ignore the pain
and hope it goes away,
as that method isn't working very well for me...


It smells like Spring today.
I do love Spring!


Eva let me borrow the book I am Resolute,
written by Nancy Turner,
who also wrote one of my favorite books,
These is My Words.

I've had so much on my plate, that my reading has been very disjointed;
a page here,
a paragraph there...

Last night, I was tired, but not absolutely exhausted
when we went to bed
so I thought I'd get up and read a little.

Four hours later,
I went to bed.



I'm thinking (again) about giving up coffee.
(except on Saturdays!)

I really don't want to,
but that sorta tells me that maybe I need to?

I don't know...


Tony and Kacy and Hadley are coming in 3 1/2 weeks!
We can hardly wait!
We are already fighting over who gets to hold Hadley first.
Since I have already held her,
I've offered to go last.

We'll see if I can actually do that, though.

When our friends brought their adopted son
 home from China,
we went to the airport to welcome them.
I'd told the kids that we were to stay out of the way;
Jamin need to bond with them,
and he was certain to be overwhelmed with all of the changes 
in his little life.

We have a picture of me,
sitting on the floor in the airport,
with Jamin in my lap;
all of my good 'stay out of the way' intentions 
completely forgotten in the moment.

Like I said, 
we'll see if I can be so magnanimous
on the 25th... 


I haven't made any progress on my commission quilt in three weeks.
I need to remedy that!

I am finding it a huge struggle to fit in everything I need/want to be doing.


Lily made her own birthday dessert!

I still haven't decided quite how I feel about that...


My friend has been keeping bees for a couple of years.
(someday - she will teach me....)
I happened to see her honey-for-sale FB post 
right after she posted it,
and was able to stake a claim on 2 quarts
before she sold out.

I'd do a happy dance,
except I am resting my foot....


Speaking of feet...
I love how when children are learning something,
their entire body strains to grasp it,
right down to their feet.


  1. My 12 year old son plays the guitar, he is saving up for an electric one, almost has enough, unfortunately we don't have a sound proof room. I may have to invest in ear plugs. Hope your foot heals quickly.

  2. what cute cup cakes, Lily! you did a great job! I love the feet "playing" the music, too!


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