Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Currently Making Me Happy

via pinterest

I feel like I'm in a good place right now.  There's good (funny kids, fabulous weather) and bad (more antibiotics, flat tire/$225 unexpected expense), but I feel content.  Thought I'd share a few things making me extra happy today.

-A Blog About Love found yesterday via Kelly.  Oh my, I went back and started at the beginning reading past posts, and this is instantly in the top 5 of most inspiring blogs I read.  So real and amazing.  I dare you not to become hooked.  (I can't figure out why I can't subscribe to this blog-only the comments- so let me know if you have any tips)

-Mel's Kitchen Cafe.  I have beef stroganoff in the slow cooker.  Last night I made the most perfect french bread, which was not surprisingly gone this morning (the husband used to buy loaf after loaf in his single days when he didn't feel like cooking). There are many fantastic cooking blogs I love, but this one suits me well.  I love that it's reliable+mainstream(no trips to the store for ingredients I've never heard of)+oh so delicious.  And don't think I won't continue linking to the tried+true favorites I make from this site.

-Helpful in-laws.  Yesterday they watched my boys so I could take my dad to the doctor.  Today they picked me up after my flat tire incident (so tired of the road construction!) and proceeded to help with school pick-ups and car pick-up and anything else I needed. Hoping the rest of the week stays quiet so I can give them a break, but even if I had an emergency every single day they'd still help.  Everyone needs good back-up, and I'm so grateful for them and the service they provide for my little family.

-Good weekends.  Ours was semi-productive (we almost finished staining the swing-set), we picked more of the tomatoes off the tired vines (and now they're waiting for me to do something with them), and I caught up on a few things around the house (laundry+meal planning+bathroom cleaning).  Church was just what I needed Sunday, and I'm grateful I could hear great messages despite the chaos taking place on our row (the muffin clocked Miss A with a metal car, causing a small head injury early in the meeting).  And although there are still things to iron out in Primary, I am really loving it.  I love that we end up just where we're supposed to be exactly when we're supposed to be there, and right now Primary is exactly right for me.

Hope you're having a lovely week!


Mara Kofoed said...

Christina - - You are wonderful. I am smiling so big. I can't tell you how happy I am that you love my blog. And THANK YOU for sharing it with others, as I truly just want to spread a message of hope to as many people as I can.

As for subscribing, you can do it now! I realized I had the site feed off by accident. So THANK YOU for letting me know....it could have been like that for days. So I really appreciate you letting me know.

Best, Mara

Mara Kofoed said...

OH! And I love your blog and the way it is laid out not to mention the cool photos and awesome prints. So well done!