Last month, there was so much to share I skipped my usual retirement update. So this one includes bits of both months’ cottage-front news:
Many thanks to Michael Hyatt,
I’ve been learning how to use EverNote
to keep up with …
pretty much everything:
- Cozy Top Cottage Life
- Crocheting for Causes
- Blogging at Home and Beyond
- Writing for Bright Ideas Press
- Operation Christmas Child Collection Week
I’m learning more and more
of the depths of God’s love
and it’s effects:
- On decision-making
- On social media
- On shoeboxing
- On home life
- On healing
Using Evernote as my organized scratch pad
to think through my
thoughts, plans, prayers, hopes and wishes
for the next school year,
(once a homeschool planner, always a homeschool planner, even if I’m the only student left )
So I had to make a decision:
Do I want another Year of Whimsy?
Or do I want to focus?
I chose focus.
But I can’t seem to focus on just one thing – so I chose three things.
Well, three three’s, to be more precise.
(more to come later)
Have you thought of what you are focusing on this school year? For your students – or for yourself?
“Go Ask Alice.”
A first-person anonymous diary of a teenage girl, who is introduced to the drug culture and struggles to get out.
It’s not a book for kids.
It’s barely a book for adults.
But it’s a book for reality.
And after such heavy reading,
I had to have some fun -
It. Was. Awesome!
When you crochet a doll, attaching parts to parts, stuffing bits and more bits, sticking a needle in an eye, or weaving hair strands to a skull cap, you get an appreciation for two things:
“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb”
whether they work on humans or animals.
Eww, I could never do what they do. Yarn skin and poly guts are enough for me!
With those two thoughts, I’ll leave you with these three cuties:
REALITY CHECK: Some days I am ready to fly away and leave this ol’ fallen world. Other days, I want an extra life to do – to learn, to create – so many things that roll across my path. The reality lies somewhere in the middle.