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I can’t tell you how happy I am to be back to a normal-ish routine. The Christmas decorations are down and we are doing our simple Monday-Bible study, Tuesday-Church, etc. No more big parties coming up or gifts left to buy. I love Christmas, but I also love me some simple, easy going days.
With the Summit coming up this weekend in Oklahoma and in Texas just 2 weeks later, I do have some travel stuff to work on and my talks to nail down. I’ll be sharing ideas from my book, “Mama Needs a Do-Over: Simple Steps to Turning a Hard Day Around” If you can’t make it to the Summit, you could get the book. My friend Roxanne will be speaking there too and her book is awesome. It’s called, “Are You Enough?: Encouragement for the Overwhelmed & Exhausted Homeschool Mom.” You’ll LOVE her!
Here are Roxanne and I from last year’s Summit pajama party. I am telling you…we all have a great time!
Since I have a long drive this weekend, I am getting some audiobooks ready for the trip. I really love a good book and audio is the way to go when you’re traveling! I listen to everything from fiction to marketing and leadership guides. As long as it doesn’t put me to sleep we’re OK. I once got a book that was read in such a monotone that I started to snore before he got through the introduction. It may have been a good book, but I will never know because I couldn’t stay awake.
Speaking of narrating audiobooks (see how I did that segue?), my oldest daughter is using her gift as a great narrator and she has a book that just came out (she didn’t write the book, she only narrated it) that is a sweet story. I listened to it a couple of weeks ago and I am still thinking about it; I love those kinds of books….that stay with you. It’s a good, clean, encouraging read. It’s called “The River Girl’s Song: Texas Women of Spirit.” I hope you’ll consider supporting this talented author and her ever-so-talented narrator.
In other news, I have been cleaning out my bedroom in sections. I did one of the dressers over the weekend that serves as my official junk drawers. There was everything in these drawers from people’s business cards to clothespins. I had a couple of spoons in one (shhhh….don’t tell me kids!) and I found 3 USB drives (I wondered where those were!). It’s always nice to have this kind of job done. I tend to shove things in these drawers until I am forced to look for something which requires pulling everything out and wondering why I kept half of it. Good times.
I think when I get back from the Summit I will tackle the cabinet/desk otherwise known as the Black Hole. Who knows….I may actually find my camera one of these days. It’s been lost for 2 years. Of course, if I do find it I won’t find the charger or memory cards with it because that would be way too easy.
I also like putting things back where they belong and getting rid of the messes. It’s so nice to know that if I opened one of the cleaned out drawers right now I would be able to locate anything. It’s the best feeling to know where your unnecessary junk is.
I hope you have a mah-velous week filled with normal-ish days and a little bit of organizing. And don’t forget to register for the Summit!!! You don’t want to miss this. You NEED it!
Have a good one!
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