Happy Monday, Friends!
Today I am linking up again with that adorable Becky who blogs over at Choose Happy. One look at her “welcome” photo and you can tell that Becky has definitely chosen hAPpY! She serves as a great reminder to me that there is always so much to be happy about and grateful for. I linked-up with Becky in mid-June for one of her Currently posts, read that post here, and would like to make doing so a monthly habit.
Hey, maybe I will add it to my goals!
As I type this, I am unpacking and settling back into a routine after a week-long vacation. We left last Sunday for a road trip to San Antonio for the night, then on to New Braunfels for three days, Galveston for two, and a 799 mile, 12 hour drive back home to El Paso yesterday.
Have much I want to do this coming week:
spring summer cleaning, laundry, back on track with exercise and diet, my devotional routine, cooking Weight Watcher-friendly meals, working on my art projects.
But for today, I am currently…
Thankful for time spent with loved ones last week. Grateful that all of us traveled safely from all over Texas and as far away as Kentucky to be together.
Planning a DIY project for Motivational Monday with Carrie over at Curly, Crafty Mom. I have been decorating our two spare bedrooms for when my daughters come to visit. The room downstairs is Lauren’s former bedroom and I have used bright colors in there to reflect her love of all things orange. I’ve used a kind of an Indian theme with elephants and mandala-type shapes and patterns. The DIY project I am thinking of trying would be for Lauren’s room.
Contemplating how to go about setting up a book study. My sister Valerie shared an article on Facebook today entitled “Three Daily Rituals That Stop Spouses from Taking Each Other for Granted” by Peter McFadden for verilymag.com. Click here to read the article. Apparently the article is based on the book Why Marriages Succeed or Fail by relationship specialists John M. Gottman, Ph.D., and Julie Schwartz Gottman, Ph.D, Val thought maybe I would be interested in reading the book with her, and that maybe my daughters Brennyn and Lauren would join us. I have been married more than once. Ok, more than twice. That makes me an expert on what not to do in a marriage. I know I could benefit from reading this book but have never lead a book study before. So, over the next couple of weeks, I am going to research how to organize a successful book study and then maybe I can get this launched in early August. I am looking at a couple of possible books, would love to find a workbook-type format we could all do with our spouses. If you would be interested in joining me, us, please leave me a comment below or message me on Facebook.
And finally, still and again, gearing up for
spring summer cleaning. Wrote about this in June but it is going to happen in July. Been taking my vitamins. And thinking a lot about it. Have pinned lots of great things on organization and how to make spring cleaning fun and easy. Check out my “Tips and Time Savers” Pinterest board here. In anticipation of the great summer cleaning, I purchased and downloaded this book onto my Nook, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo. Several of the Summer Style 2015 challengers were talking about it. I also signed up for the “Free Printable 2015 Declutter Calendar: 15 Minute Daily Missions For Year” offered through Home Storage Solutions and have been saving each printable in a folder in my email inbox. I am ready to do this. First up, the kitchen. Tomorrow.
Love the way that I look so busy in these Currently blog posts and yet I am typing all of this from the comfort of the recliner in the den. If my body isn’t all that busy, my mind certainly is.
If only thinking = doing!
Maybe by next month’s Currently post, I will have finally gotten underway with some of what I am currently just pondering.
Please stop by to see what Becky is currently up to and check out the blogs of some of the other participants in the link-up. And take just a minute to let me know in a comment below what you are currently doing at your house.
Hugs and kisses,