taking a moment to find joy in the little things
No big hikes or adventures this past week...but I did manage to find some beauty on a short outdoor stroll. I'm specifically searching for color during this otherwise dreary month...I was happy to find some red in these bushes! Most of our days have been pretty gray and blah, but I'm always searching for beauty.
My birthday girls - my oldest daughter and her birthday buddy in the Dominican Republic turned 11 this past week. We've sponsored Yoselin for 6 1/2 years now, and I love the connection these two girls have developed.
I'm starting off 2016 by re-reading "The Magic Art of Tidying Up" and listening to The Minimalists podcasts...plenty of inspiration to re-evaluate what gets to stay in my home. Our toaster oven broke a couple weeks ago, and we haven't replaced it. Although it sat on that little space between the oven and the doorway and there isn't much use for that little counter, I love having the open space.
Our furnace stopped working this past weekend. I'm so grateful for alternate heating sources...in fact, I think the house was warmer with the alternate heat than it is normally! Space heaters and gas fireplaces can put out some serious heat - and the heat felt different if that's possible.