Day 16: Green {Lady Aurora}: Five-Minute Friday

This post is part of my Write 31 Days challenge and also the Five-Minute Friday online community that I participate in each Friday. A one-word prompt is given every Friday and we are encouraged to just free-write for 5 minutes and post it to our blogs without over-thinking or editing. If you’d like to participate, … More Day 16: Green {Lady Aurora}: Five-Minute Friday

Day 14: Life Lessons.

Despite yesterday’s episode, Nate woke up this morning feeling like a million bucks. But his cheerful disposition and appetite weren’t the only things that returned today.  His words were back with a vengeance today…and all the coffee in the world couldn’t prepare my ears to hear all of them. My Nate is sweet, affectionate, outgoing, … More Day 14: Life Lessons.

Day 13: The Servant.

It was a typical Tuesday morning in the Crabb Shack.  I had finished my 2 cups of coffee and my Bible study.  The day’s lessons were planned and I had carefully laid out all the necessary supplies for science experiments.  Breakfast would be made as soon as the first child stirred.  I was feeling pretty … More Day 13: The Servant.

Day 12: Rain.

I’ve always loved rain.  Since I was a teenager there’s been something about a rainy day that makes me want to put on my running shoes, grab my iPod (or walkman it was called back in those days), and just go for a long, slow run.  I love the smell of damp earth.  I love the … More Day 12: Rain.

Day 10: Busyness.

Lately it feels like all our days are busy.  Between homeschooling, the kids’ sports and activities, and the demands of my husband’s new job it feels like our family is being stretched to our limits.  I can’t remember the last time we had a day–much less a weekend–to relax and catch our breath.  Our days … More Day 10: Busyness.

Day 7: Math

Jimmy and I spent 3 1/2 hours on ONE Math lesson today.  One.  Lesson.  What makes it worse is that it was the same lesson he watched the lecture, did the practice problems, & took the lesson quiz twice yesterday & STILL didn’t understand.  Last night I told him not to sweat it; that he & … More Day 7: Math

Day 6: I Will Go.

Most mornings my alarm goes off between 5 and 6 am.  I intentionally get up about 2 hours before the first kid will stir.  I stumble downstairs with my favorite hoodie draped over my arm, my glasses in my hand, and the dog on my heels. I push the “on” button on the coffee pot … More Day 6: I Will Go.