Wednesday, March 20, 2013

First Day of Spring!

Hello Friends!

It seems like it's been a rather long time since I last made a post that was not a book review.  Looking back, it actually has been two months!  Crazy.

Life is rolling along in this neck of the woods.  Of course I began my graduate classes yet again for another semester on January 7th and since then, it's been even more busy. I also began nannying -- two infants simultaneously, one of which stays with me all day long 4 days a week and the other for a few hours or half days Mon-Fri!  Usually they are here at the same time, did I mention that? And they are young: they started with me when just 2.5 months old and 6 months old.  Nannying out of my home has kept me on my toes! Two infants at once is a challenge on more days than not. But there are rewards. I like the smiles and happy coos and giggles. I am not a fan of the screaming and crying too often sprinkled throughout my day, it can frazzle my nerves.....but hey, I deal with it! I do appreciate the chance to earn a little supplemental income, and the babies are really very sweet.  It's fun to have little ones around here.

Thus, it's been busy. Did I mention it's been busy?  Okay I guess I have. ;-)  Anyway, in between studying and reading and writing for graduate classes, and tending to two little babies and a still very young puppy, I try to get in some "fun" reading. That's how I have so many reviews on my blog recently!  Leisurely reading provides a good  means of "escape" for me, a type of R&R that is often needed.  I am a bookworm through and through, this much is true, and yes I planned to make that rhyme! ;-)  I have enjoyed my leisurely reading. Before too long I ought to have another couple reviews posted, so I hope you all are enjoying them and that they prove helpful.

Every day I find I pray more. Most of the time the prayers are centered on helping me to stay calm, to focus, to have the energy I need and most often don't have enough of to begin with.  Sometimes the prayers are for others, and I know that's good because I need to pray for others. It is satisfying and important to pray for others.  Sometimes I pray just because I'd like to acknowledge how good God is to me, and how I have faith He will provide for my needs.  Below you will see a scripture or two that have helped me a lot in re-focusing and also calming down in the recent weeks.

That's about all the news on my end right now. Happy First Day of Spring! Please stop in a say hello . . . . I feel as if my little blog has been lonely lately, there haven't been any comments left in some time!  And I love comments!  :-)

Have a pleasant day!

 “As for God, his way is perfect:
    The Lord’s word is flawless;
    he shields all who take refuge in him.
For who is God besides the Lord?
32     And who is the Rock except our God?
 It is God who arms me with strength[h]
    and keeps my way secure.
 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer;
    he causes me to stand on the heights."

II Samuel 22:31-33


  1. Lovely to hear what you have been up to. I didn't know you were nannying. Must be pretty exhausting doing that as well as your studies, although rewarding too.

    I wish we could say it looked like spring over here. We still have about 8 inches of snow on the ground!

  2. Thank you for stopping in, Kirsteen! Nannying while also going to graduate school full time and being a full time wife and homemaker is often exhausting. But typically rewarding. :)

    It was looking like spring, then winter, then spring, then winter . . . . and now back to spring again. Our weather seems to be erratic, to say the least! But since it's been much warmer over all as of late, I'm thinking that spring is here to stay. At least, for a couple weeks. Summer always hits us hard and suddenly! LOL