>For Today…May 27th

>It has been far too long since I blogged. I can’t believe it, and I am going to strive to make it not be this long ever again! I have got to start taking time for me! So, the perfect way to focus and be present in the moment is the Simple Woman’s Daybook. Make sure you visit the blog to participate yourself!

Outside my window…the rain has stopped, but I think it may return.

I am thinking… that being positive is the hardest thing on Earth to do most of the time. Why is that?

I am thankful for…my home and family. A lot of people have lost it all in the last few weeks and I know how blessed I am to have a roof, my family, and the things I love around me.

From the learning rooms…the end of school is drawing ever closer for my hubby. I’ll be glad when he finishes because he works so hard at school and work. It’s like having two full time jobs. He’s burned out most of the time and I don’t know how to help. I’ll be very happy for the change and the new things (hopefully) coming after graduation.

From the kitchen…more coffee. Yes, that addition is hard to break! It’s like a warm hug from a friend -something I could really use right now.

I am wearing…jeans and a sweatshirt. No matter how it tries, the weather can’t quite shack off the cool temperatures around here! Get with the program PA weather…it is almost June!

I am creating…well, that’s a loaded question! I have been painting and drawing, but I have also been working on the behind-the-scenes efforts of opening an Etsy shop. Why must fun things be made so difficult by taxes and licenses. So discouraging!

I am going… to take it minute by minute and one day at a time. It’s all I can do.

I am reading… Duma Key by Stephen King. Wonderful so far, but it is making me more and more aware of how much I miss the ocean.

I am hoping… things won’t stay this hard for much longer.

I am hearing…my new kittens making thunder upstairs. So full of energy!

Around the house…same old stuff, different day. So many chores but I put my personal stuff behind other business. Sigh…

One of my favorite things… how soft and warm Charlie and Bean (my new little girl and little boy) are when they beg to be cuddled. They’ve only been here a month and already I’m wrapped around their little paws.♥

A few plans for the rest of the week… see “I am going…”! I’m going to breathe and take things one day at a time.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing… my sweet babies, Charlie and Bean. the story behind Charlie’s name is this: we were told she was a boy, but upon further investigation when we made it home…she was definitely a girl. Charlie really has a rambunctious, tom-boy like personality, so the name still fits her very well! Bean is the sweetest momma’s boy ever, with a curious streak a mile wide! They make me laugh when nothing else can. ♥

Charlie and Bean, our brand new babies…11 weeks old now!