Thursday, November 20, 2014

30 Days of Thanks #20

I am thankful for a clean house. Does that mean I have a clean house? Not in the least. I have been slacking on my house cleaning lately. I've been busy with homeschool, crafting, ebay, booths, family and food that I just haven't made the time to clean like I should. There's nothing like a call from the bug man to get myself in gear. I have spent most the day putting the smack down on this house. It looks a lot better, but it still needs a lot of work. I have been avoiding Paxton's room and the bathroom/homeschool/craft storage room for a while because of the sheer amount of work it's going to take to get them organized. Luckily my sister helped with Paxton's room today, but I've barely touched the bathroom. I'm hoping to have enough time in the morning to at least make a path through it. I ran out of energy and time tonight. Hopefully once I get this place straightened up, we will be better about keeping up with the chores. A mom can dream anyway...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

30 Days of Thanks #19

Today I am thankful for wood. Wood keeps us warm at night. I love the camp fire smell that tells me the seasons are changing, and the cold is on it's way. We have a Hardy wood furnace that we have to fill with wood a couple of times a day. The kids help us haul wood so we can heat our home. I love that it teaches them the value of work, and it also serves as a great workout for me.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

30 Days of Thanks #18

I am thankful for power tools. You guys, I used a power saw for the first time, and I still have all my fingers! Over the last few months I've learned to use a chop saw, drill and power saw all by myself. I've been busy making Christmas crafts for my booth. Having the knowledge to use these tools by myself makes my crafting much more independent. Here are some of my inspired by Pinterest projects that are available in my booth:

Monday, November 17, 2014

30 Days of Thanks #17

I am thankful for my business. It allows me a creative outlet and at the same time helps me provide for my family. I love making new things. I love it when people want to buy the things I make. My only regret these days is not having enough time and energy to get everything done I would like.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

30 Days of Thanks #16

I am thankful for food. I never take it for granted the bounty of food that we have. I am thankful I was born in a country where we have an over abundance of food to eat. I have been working to get our food storage built up so we can be more self-reliant. Hopefully soon I can document some of my adventures on this blog.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

30 Days of Thanks #15

When I was a little girl, I would cry if my sister wouldn't let me sleep with her even though we had a bunk bed and she was only a few feet away. I love having someone to sleep next to. I co-slept with two of my kids, and I loved having them curled up next to me. Now they are bigger and they don't fit in our full size bed so well. And they don't like it when I smother them in kisses like a used to do. On the rare occasion that there is bad weather or someone has a bad dream, one of them will climb in bed with me and I remember how it used to be.

Friday, November 14, 2014

30 Days of Thanks #14

I am thankful for date night. It's not very often that Jody and I go out without kids for an evening together. We got to go to a church dance with a live band tonight. It was so much fun! The only thing that would make it better was if Jody would actually dance with me. Maybe some day. Ha ha. Probably not.