Friday, February 28, 2014

Taking Stock // Winter

This right here is the only thing getting me through this afternoon.  Thank you, Starkbucks, for the best iced coffee in a packet!  Actually, it's really not that bad...just a bit tired and challenged by three adventurous boys whom I love. However, I thought this would be a fun little post to copy... Heather, at Honee Bee Blog (which I adore), put this up on her blog last week, and I've changed the lines to reflect what's going on around here.

taking stock // winter

making: time for a little more prayer in my life.  I don't know why I get so far away from this at different times.

cooking: two dips for a get-together tonight.  Good ol' guacamole and this jalapeno popper dip (with a little bacon added)!

drinking: iced coffee when I keep telling myself that I need to hold off on the coffee until I get my daily water intake down (hasn't happened yet, and my tree trunk swollen legs by then end of the day show for it).

reading: this teeny, tiny book by Peter Kreeft that I may have started a month ago.  I love it, but I haven't made time for it.

wanting: a little more peace.  I'm an anxious person by nature, and I'm letting it get the best of me these days.

looking: at this tunic and thinking it might be fun for Spring - and comfortable!

playing: "dere's a fire over here" and helping the boys put it out.

wasting:lots of berries - I didn't quite see the little mold spots when I bought them.

sewing: nothing, i can't sew. :(

wishing: the wind would die down a bit so we could get the tumbleweeds out of our yard, once and for all.

enjoying: blogging - what started as a scrapbook has now become somewhat of an obsession ;)

waiting:  for June.

liking: this nail polish that Jenna linked to - I've always wanted to try the gold.

wondering: what this little Sophie will look like.

loving: the ham and Gouda crepes at our local coffee shop and trying not to want one every day.

hoping: that despite the moments of frustration and correction, the boys will know that I truly love them.  Some day it just seems that it would be difficult to get that message.

marveling: at how much i love babies (took this one from Heather) and how right after birth it seems I'm ready for another!

smelling: The Smell of Spring potpourri.  My mother-in-law had it and I loved it so much I got some too!

needing: rest.  I can't turn my mind off to nap during the day and feel guilty doing so, but I'm just a bit worn-out feeling lately.  Too soon for that in the pregnancy!

wearing: my Zella live-in pants, tunic, tennies, and a fleece.  Motivation to workout?  Not yet :)

following: a ton of beautiful bloggers.  Loving Anna's last date outfit, being inspired by Katrina's solo flight with two kiddos, and wanting a few of the items on Grace's baby gear list. 

noticing: I need more patience.

knowing: i need to re-prioritize life and Lent is just around the corner

thinking: about the weddings and babies this year holds!

bookmarking: new recipes to try from

opening: my heart to greater self-awareness

giggling: at the way the boys' minds work.  "so, if you ship cattle, do you get a big boat?"

feeling: all over the place yet still thankful for everything around me.

have the best weekend!


  1. I love this post! If I have two hands at my disposal in the next week I might have to copy too...except with my lack of sleep lately, mine might have a little more sarcasm than maybe I shouldn't... ;)

  2. Hmmm, I want a little more peace too! I'm really trying to learn to take my eyes off the problem and to place them on Someone greater! :) THAT is when we experience true peace and joy. But it's so hard sometimes, isn't it? :)

  3. Love this, Britt! And seriously, on the prayer thing, I completely feel you. I get so dang frustrated at myself!