Thursday, March 14, 2013

Happy Pi Day (and taking a bite out of your inbox)

Happy March 14 (3.14) or Pi Day!

Instead of pie, I was really thinking about making cookies today. I always feel virtuous and want to eat well when the weather warms up, but now that it's gotten cold and windy again today, I just want comfort food.

I figure the quiche I'm planning for supper will be a fair equivalent to pie, since it is in a pie crust. Plus I want to keep testing the pie weights I bought.

Quiche is becoming a bit more common at our house since I've discovered my husband doesn't find it too girly. It's a modified omelet, really. But the real reason is that we've been so blessed by the beautiful brown eggs my father-in-law's hens are laying.

Can I brag and show you an adorable picture of my son and one of the hens when both were a bit newer?

On an unrelated note, if you struggle to keep up with the volume of emails in your life (personally or at work), you'll want to check out this post from Money Saving Mom on limiting the messages in your inbox.

Happy Pi Day!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Cultivating Contentment

A few weeks ago, I had a delightful conversation with a "Mentor Mom" at my MOPS group. She is also a friend of my husband's family, and someone I have come to admire for her hospitality, sewing, and all-around pleasant demeanor. Like my mother-in-law, she's a lady

(My late mother and me--we'd just be called women, and that's on a good day! Ha!)

Where was I? Right. This dear sister was showing solidarity and acknowledging just how challenging it can be to mother young children, be a wife, keep a home and still lead some degree of the life you had before children. Then she used a fascinating phrase...cultivating contentment.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Still here...

I'm busy working on another post for you, one that I'm very excited about and don't want to just slap together.

This is what my front yard looks like today. (Sorry it's miserably windy and wet and I don't want to leave the safety of my porch!) We'll be getting a new roof installed as soon as the weather cooperates.

And there in the back, do you see that red, white and blue For Sale sign? Yep, that went up last week.