Snow Day! 

The forecast called for 1-3 inches starting at 5am this morning, but when we got up at 6:30, the ground was dry as a bone. Some of the local systems had called off, but dear daughter’s pre-school hadn’t, so we were on with our day. By noon, however, fat flakes were falling and the roads were wet and slick. 

I cancelled my afternoon appointments and am happy to be home with the two littles. I absolutely love snow days. I love the break from routine and the time at home with the children (and sometimes the Candidate, too!). I love the extra time to bake and fix home-cooked meals. And that’s exactly what I’ll be doing today. 

As soon as I got home, I changed into my favorite sweatshirt and jammy pants. I’m going to spend the afternoon doing laundry, baking bread, and fixing a pot roast. I couldn’t be happier!


Scripture Sunday

They look to you to give them food in due time. When you give it to them, they gather it; when you open your hand, they are filled with good things. O bless the Lord, my soul. 

I guess because I have a January birthday, the occasion becomes one of reflection more than celebration, and of one goal-setting more than indulging. 

2015 was a year of chaos and of trying to be and do everything. I’m beginning this year with the intent to put that behind me. Of course I have big goals for this year, huge goals as you will come to see, but I will pursue those goals with more focus and drive. I’m trimming the fat and cutting out extraneous obligations. 

The candidate is again seeking political office. So, here we go, on this roller coaster again! I’ve missed you all during my break. I’ve thought of you and thought of starting this blog up again. So here I am. Welcome, new year! Welcome 2016! Let’s see what joys and trials you hold for me. 

March is for growth

I love March. It’s just so moody. Last week, we got the most snow in, oh, twenty years, yesterday it rained buckets, today it’s sunny and gorgeous. 

I think March is the most hopeful month there is.  I know everyone is making their resolutions in January, but for me, March is what really inspires. The world is fresh and new, stormy, and constantly changing. I’m pretty sure I can take on anything. 

March has made me more aware than ever of the areas in my life that need to grow. I want to begin with renewed commitment to be The Best Wife Ever. 

The Candidate and I have been married more than a little while now and I’ve been through my share of marriage books. So when I click on those cute Pinterest pins on how to improve your marriage, I find that I incorporated most of the tips mentioned into my marriage years ago. 

So, this week, I’m going to write my own. I think it will mostly be for me! Things I know I should be doing, but have let slip. Plus those tried and true that I just couldn’t make it without.

What makes your marriage work? What makes you the best wife ever? Do you have any spring resolutions? Let me know! 

Weekend happenings

On Friday, our local Humane Society held their annual Spay-ghetti Dinner to benefit their efforts, so of course we went. 

Isn’t it cute? I was supposed to be two weeks ago, but was postponed because of the weather. 

On Saturday, we watched the UK game along with the rest of the state. We went to some dear friends’ house. She made all sorts of yummies, but I brought snickerdoodle cookies. 

The game was a little close, but that made it all the more exciting! Of course we won. 31-0!

Saturday night, we went to another Spaghetti Dinner to raise money for some local high school seniors. We are seriously spaghetti-d out. We were in and out of that event pretty fast because of daylight savings and wanting to get the children to bed as early as possible. 

Success on that front! They were asleep by 7pm last night and woke up about 7:20 this morning. We go to an early church service on Sunday, so it was a little hectic, but we made it with a few minutes to spare. 

This afternoon, I joined the Candidate at a work thing to promote higher education to local minorities. It is such a neat initiative! Four black churches come together every year to do this and be encouraged and inspired, and then have lunch after. This year, the college president was invited to speak. Everyone was so impressed! He did a great job! He lady behind me was even saying how he “missed his calling.”  it would be tough to deliver what could be taken as a secular message in a sacred space, but he definitely pulled it off by sharing the story of Solomon and his request for wisdom and how God honored that request and blessed him beyond measure after that. 

This president is in his first year here, so I’m looking forward to hearing from him again. 

We’re taking it easy this afternoon and have a busy week planned. Have a great Sunday, y’all!

In like a lion

I’ve swapped out my front door wreath   

-bare grapevine because it’s Lent, and green ribbon because it’s hopeful, and oh my, see all that snow still hanging around?-

and I’ve already started mourning the adorable winter clothes that my two little ones will never ever wear again, 

but March has other plans.

Freezing rain, sleet, snow, and ice? Sigh. 

I’m not one of those girls that hates winter. I get that secret thrill when snow is falling over a hushed neighborhood. I adore the days when time stands still because everything is closed, including the Candidate’s workplace. But I do long for the hints of green that mean April in Kentucky. 

Still, March is a favorite month of mine because of the extremes. And this forcast is just evidence of that. I bet in three weeks, the narcissus will be blooming and red buds will be in bloom!