7 Quick Takes

A few of my favorite bloggers do a weekly wrap up post called “7 Quick Takes.” I’ve decided to give it a go this week. Maybe it will become a regular post, who knows. 

The weather this week has been so back and forth. It is as if we are getting teased with little glimpses of Spring. Today it was gorgeous and in the 70s so I decided to tear all the plastic off the windows (we cover the windows with plastic in the winter to save on heating costs since our home is so old). I love how much brighter it is already. 

As normal, I feel completely behind on my gardens this year. I still have not started seeds and have just barely started to prepare beds. I am hopeful that I will be able to start seeds tomorrow. (Of course, that is about the 100th time I have told myself that so we shall see.)

We are a blended family, but that’s not all. The biological father of my oldest daughter lives in a different state than us! Thankfully, he and I work together to make sure she gets time with both families. It is always hard when shes away. Saturday she is leaving to go see him for a whole month. I already miss her so much just thinking of it! I’m so thankful she gets time with them though — it is something she needs. And I’m so thankful for technology — keeping in touch is made easier with texting, Skype, phone calls, etc. 

What I am reading: 
I am kind of all over the map currently. On Sundays Josh and I are reading 
Living for God’s Glory: An Introduction to Calvinism by Joel Beeke together. On weekdays we are trying to read My Life For Yours by Doug Wilson together. I’m also trying to keep up with pre-reading for AO Year 5. And, I’m reading The Living Page as well. 

We are working on transitioning Zoe to her crib. It isn’t easy, but we are bearing up and surviving it. Mercifully, each day it gets easier. I find that I am sleeping a lot better with her out of the bed, though I very much miss her snuggles. I’m glad she’s still in our room, just in a crib. 

Speaking of sleep, we have started turning our wifi off most nights as well as using black-out curtains to, well, black out our room. Both Josh and I have noticed improvements to our sleep, especially after cutting out the wifi. 

Tomorrow we plan to make our first entries into our nature journals. This will be our first year really keeping these. Rylee has been asking all week to make her entry. I spotted many Cardinals and Robins on our walks this week so I will probably attempt to draw one of those. I’m really looking forward to it! 


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