Friday, August 18, 2017

Friday Funnies

I hope you all have a good weekend. Little man and I will be heading out to Michigan Fiber Fest tomorrow.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Friday Funnies

Have a great weekend everyone.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Monday Musings

Here we are at the start of August. I feel at this rate like I am going to blink and it will be Christmas. Here is what I am thinking about today.

1) I am about 95% sure that little man and I will be able to go to Michigan Fiber Fest on the 19th. I am really looking forward to it.
2) I need to plan my few yarn purchases before we go.
3) After taking steroids and muscle relaxers I am still having issues with my pinched nerve. I really do not want to have to go to physical therapy.
4) Only 3 more weeks until I get to go on vacation. I cannot wait we all really need some downtime.

Here are the pictures for the week.

If you bring milk for your cereal to work in a Star Wars water bottle you maybe a mom

Having fun on the zip line at the playground

Out for a walk on the Clinton River Trail

This little guy was not scared at all and came very close

I love to see a man cleaning

Friday, August 04, 2017

Friday Funnies

Have a great first weekend of August!

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Think Write Thursday: The Hello August Edition

 Hello there August! I cannot believe that you are here already. This year is just flying by faster and faster each day.

You always are a bit bittersweet to me. When you arrive it means that summer is slowly coming to an end. When I was younger school always started at the end of August but for little man that is no longer the case. However, now the Back to School ads are on TV and the displays are out in the stores to remind us that it will be here before we know it.

August also means vacation to me. When I was growing up it was always in August that we would travel up north to my grandparents house. I am hoping that this year we will be able to go out of town for a few days at the end of the month. Little man really wants to go stay in a hotel again.

Usually your days are extremely hot. We have been pretty lucky this summer and our temperatures have been pretty pleasant. I hope that keeps up for the rest of the month.

I hope that you will be the best month of the year yet.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Books Read: July 2017

I am actually managing to write this post on the 1st of the month. May wonders never cease! I am still doing well and I am on track to read 52 books for the year. In July I finished the following 3 books.

1) The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs – I found this book to be incredibly sad. The author tells the life story of his roommate from Yale. He grew up in in Newark and found it difficult to balance the two worlds he lived in. I appreciate that the author, who grew up white and fairly well off financially, did not try to act like he could imagine what Robert went through in his life. 

2) The Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz – an interesting take in the self-help genre. The author discusses the four agreements we need to make with ourselves in order to live a fulfilled life. It was very short and not at all preachy which I like. 

3) Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi – I loved this book. It tells the story of the families of two half-sisters starting in the 1700s in Ghana through to present day. Even though each chapter was dedicated to a different family member I never felt like the previous stories were not wrapped up well. It was an interesting view into the institutions of British colonialism and American slavery.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Monday Musings

Here we are at the start of another week. This is what I am thinking about.

1) I cannot believe it is the last day of July.
2) School starts in a little over a month. I can hardly believe it.
3) This also means that little man’s birthday is in a little over a month. I need to get going on his gifts already.
4) The guys went out of town last weekend so I had a nice weekend of relaxation. Of course I never get as much done while they are gone as I want to.

Here are the few pictures for the week.

This is little man's idea of helping with the laundry

The blanket for my niece is coming along