Peek A Boo Quilt

Peek A Boo Quilt
The Peek A Boo Quilt, one of my favorite quilting accomplishments!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Fiber Play

Today was a weekly Crochet and Play date.  My friends and I get together on Thursdays and crochet while our toddler girls play.  It's quite fun, to have adult conversation, and accomplish something with your hands at the same time.  Sometimes we don't even have to be speaking - mutual silence is also enjoyable. Though with three girls under 2 it isn't ever really silent. 

We call our play date, Crochet and Play, though I've cut out patterns for sewing and tackled a knitting project today.  So I guess for me it's more of a Crafty Stuff and Play date, but that doesn't rhyme nearly as well.

I have continued my walking and my feet aren't nearly as sore, but my hip flexors are feeling it. That's ok, hip flexors don't blister and bleed!

I'm so blessed.  Hubby came home early from work so I got to go to the store all by myself.  Not only that, but he also fixxed dinner this evening.  Nothing huge, hamburger helper, but it was treat to not have to think about what to make then create it.  He also gave me the treat of having a quick nap!  Coping with a crabby Baby Pie isn't so difficult this evening!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Breathing and Bible Study

Way long ago I took yoga classes.  What I loved most about them was the attention to your breathing.  In  -  out   -   in   -    out.  I remember finishing them and feeling oh so very peaceful.  I do need to work on my yoga again.

I've been sidelined from my exercise by a very nasty lower gi bug.  I won't go into the gory details, but I'll tell you this much, the location of the treadmill is not in close enough proximity to the bathroom.   

Hubby is gone on TDY this weekend.  I had high hopes of making headway out of the chaos that this house is becoming.  Virtually every surface is piled and I mean piled with stuff.  Stuff that just needs a quick sort into piles of immediate action, file or toss.  Then I need to immediately  take immediate action (ie pay bills), file or toss.  I was also hoping for crafty time with the girls.  Fingerpainting was top on my list - don't know if that's going to happen or not.

I've discovered a Bible App on my droid phone, YouVersion I think it's called, though the icon just shows up as Bible - that reminds me and sends me a devotion every day.  I love it.  I've had a rough walk with God in the last few months and having the reminder ding at me every day at 10am (I set the time when I wanted the reminder) has really helped.

I gave Pie her bottle, and she fell asleep in my arms just a little bit ago.  I took the time while I was holding her to read my daily devotion and to breathe.  It takes some concentration to breathe in and out and not let the chaos of the house or to do lists take over.  I enjoyed my "exercise" today and I'll continue practicing my breathing.

As part of my Devotion today I read the 28th chapter of Deuteronomy.  It has 68 verses.  The first 15 are the Blessings of Obedience.  The remainder are Curses of Disobedience.  I was feeling pretty righteous by the end of the 15th verse.  Then I read the remainder and wow - I'm thanking Jesus for dying for my sins that I don't have to be cursed.

Practice breathing, take a walk, or put a baby to sleep and ponder your walk with God!