Friday, March 9, 2012
Friday's Fave Five is hosted by Living to Tell the Story. It's a great way for me to stay on the positive side, and remember both the big and little blessings in life.
I have to admit it's been a rough week. Very hard! I've learned that the negative things tend to rise above the positive in my mind. I did weed through the bad for some great positives, though! :) Even on bad weeks, I'm blessed beyond words!
1. Attending my Wednesday night Ladies' Class!
Since both boys are dealing with a stomach virus, Jonathan stayed at home with them while I went to church. It's been months since I've been able to attend the ladies' class. When the boys are well enough to go to church(rare this winter), I almost always have to stay with Firefly, either in his class or nearby. He's extremely clingy to his momma, and doesn't like me to leave him. I greatly enjoyed our Bible study Wednesday night. I've really missed it!
2. A "new" table.
It's new to us! :) My mother in law inherited her mom's table, so she passed hers on to us. We'd been using my grandmother's dining room set. As much as I loved the table, it was falling apart. It also came with no chairs, so we were using a set of chairs I bought at a yard sale. (got an awesome deal on them, by the way).
I just love them, but they are uncomfortable. (Very!) We barely used the table because of this. We're now using our new set a bit more now. Also, This table was delivered to us! Jonathan's family is SO great about helping out! They delivered the table and even took away a few things that were in our way. I'm so grateful for them!
3. Our table is CLEAN at the moment!
Because of the uncomfortable chairs and lack of use, our table pretty much ended up as a catch all. I hate that! Really do. I'm determined to keep this one cleaned off. So far, it's made Bible studying time so much better. I'd love to say that we now eat all our meals there, too, but that's a tough habit to break. I do plan to break it, though! I've been reading too much about the importance of table time to not make it a habit.
4. The blessing of a washer and dryer!
Weeks like this makes me incredibly grateful that I don't have to scrub our clothing and sheets by hand. There has been daily extra washing due to the stomach virus, and as much of a pain as it has been(especially in the middle of the night), it could be SO much worse.
5. Cuddles from the boys!
Sick babies=lots of extra cuddle time. I always hate when they're feeling bad, but I love cuddling with my little ones when they're actually peaceful(full of medicine), as opposed to wiggling around, and pulling my hair, and pinching me. ;)
I'm also really grateful for our bouncer! It's remained a part of our living room for the past 3 years. Grasshopper slept in it from the time he came home until he was about a year and a half. Sometimes when he needs a nap, he pulls the bouncer up to the couch, pulls on a blanket, and rocks himself to sleep. (No judgements here. Unless I can lay down with him(rare), if we just lay him down for a nap....tough luck). I've mentioned our sleeping habits need a bit of work. I did move him to a bed after the picture.
I just saw THIS POST last night after finishing my post, but I want to mention it. I can't even tell you how much I like it! Must read! :)