In case you haven't noticed, there is an additional child in our family photo. I would like you all to meet the newest member of our family. She is the pretty little 7 year old in the purple dress. "Eloise" now has a little sister. We have decided to call her, "Amelia Bedelia".

Monday, January 25, 2010

Happy As A Clam.....

       I haven't got a clue as to why people say that. I'm not sure who decided that the clam was the perfect mascot for those who are content. Can't you just see all of those tiny little clam guys at the bottom of the ocean with goofy smiles on their little clam faces?

       At any rate, I must say that I am finally returning to my former (pre-college-happy-clam) self. I am truly enjoying being a full time wife and mother again. My church life has been incredible these last couple of months. Even though I didn't miss any services while in school, it was difficult to focus with so many deadlines and demands on my mind. Now I can worship unincumbered. Dirty laundry doesn't distract me nearly as much as midterms and essays. I am still very busy, but at least I am free to think and believe whatever I want. The work that I do is appreciated by people who love me.
                There are many pictures that I haven't shared, because I have been busy with the business of living. I will squeeze them in later posts. For now, I just wanted to share three completely unrelated photos. Individually, each doesn't mean a whole lot, but collectively these are what fill my days to overflowing. I can honestly say that God has not only given me life, but, "life more abundantly." I admit that this post is a bit random, but it suits me.

 God is teaching me the benefits of being a wise steward.
I think that even the "virtuous woman" in proverbs would be proud of my purchase.
These pouches refill the bottles, so I get 10 bottles of hand soap for $6.
That is $0.60/bottle.
They smell good, there are 8 fewer bottles going into land fills, and I saved money.

My daughter has an aversion to tomato sauce, so the other night I made a pizza with chicken, crumbled bacon, and alfredo sauce. I topped it off with freshly grated mozzarella and seasonings.
For this simple effort I was nominated the worlds greatest mother by the worlds greatest daughter.

Lastly I would like to give you a sampling of some of the scrumptiously wonderful things that have been suffering neglect for a long while. It feels so good to have creativity flowing through my home again. The above picture is just a sneak peek of a project that I am currently working on. I absolutely adore that bird fabric. There isn't a scientific method that determines what I like. I simply walk around and certain things just beg me to love them....
... and I do.

1 comment:

The B's said...

Terrific buy on that soap, scrumptious looking pizza, and I can't wait to see what you're creating with that darling bird fabric! And I love your random-ness. =)

p.s. I must be really out of it. I do remember your sweet comment on receiving the card, weeks ago. So sorry to be so confused. =P