As anyone who dips into this blog regularly knows, I'm all about loving the little things, appreciating the ordinary.
And ordinary is what this week has been.
Gradually, Heidi and I are adjusting to mornings without Ava. It really is amazing how quickly those three hours fly and before we know it, we're walking back up the hill for the school pick up.
So here's what I've been loving this week...
I'm taking every opportunity I can to enjoy a few pages of "The Little Village School" by Gervase Phinn. I'm really enjoying it... so much of it takes me back to my teaching days, and its nice to read a book where I can totally resonate with a lot of what's going on! I love the stereotypical characters and the easy humour of the storyline. Thoroughly recommend (although I haven't finished it yet!)
I stumbled across this Youtube channel earlier this week called "WhatsupMoms"... very American but utterly hilarious. I can SO resonate with the majority of Elle's videos! Lets call it the not so polished side of parenting! Why not go take a look!
Really helpful sermon about Hannah called "Prayer: A guide for the Brokenhearted"... I've been thinking a lot about the fact that the book that we're looking at on Sundays (1 Samuel) starts off with a broken family and a weeping woman. A reminder that God gets involved in the mess of life and works all things together for our good and his glory. Thankful for the hope of the Gospel when circumstances in life sometimes seem hard or messy.
You can listen to it here...
OK... this is potentially cheating, but back in the spring I planted some veg in our never before used veggie patch, and to my utter amazement, we now have a lovely crop of onions which I am making the most of! Does something I "grew" count as something I "made"??
Basically whatever was at the top of the clothes pile... we're still getting used to the school run!
This week I had my first childless morning for three years. OK, I've had other ones, but in the past they've been because I needed to be somewhere, or do something, and so I organised babysitters. Yesterday was the first day I had a child free day in three years with no plans. Ava was at nursery, and Heidi spent her weekly Thursday morning with my Mum. And what did I spend my morning doing? Fixing up my blog of course! (Try doing it with a three year old pulling on your trouser leg and an 18 month clambering onto your lap... its basically a no go)
So that's my week in a nutshell. Busy, but we survived.
Now on to the next!
Happy Weekend Everyone!