I just got back last night from an event and I thought a few times about just doing this post another day. But…. here I am writing my thoughts for the week.
I’m working on the repeat house quilt from my Merry & Bright sew along. I have done lots of house quilts over the years. I was chatting about it to my Facebook community and wondered how many homes have they lived in?
To me, my home is where I lived. Some were for just a few months, the last has been over 30 yrs.. by the way.. I don’t even know how that happened! I have always made where I live my home. I created a list of my homes
Tell me how many places you have lived in the comments, I’d love to know!
- Grandparents when born
- Apt 1 in NJ
- Apt 2 in NJ
- House 1 in NJ (we called it the White House and I got my own room)
- Grandparents until we moved to Europe
- Hotel in Europe until we found an apartment
- Apt in Germany
- House in Belgium
- College dorms (I’ll mark as one to include all years)
- Apt 3 in NJ
- Apt in Missouri
- First home in Missouri
- Apt 4 in NJ
- Apt in PA
- Townhouse rental in VA
- Our Home in VA, we had built, 32 yrs ago
Observations & Goals
You would think it should be easy to remember what went on over the last 7 days…. but I’m finding I sit here and things pop up that are in my mind right now. I did put a few notes in this draft article during the week. I might do more of that so that I’m not forgetting something I want to remember.
This week I read part of the book Nancy Zieman’s husband wrote about her last 5 years. I’m on the book tour and you can win a copy HERE.
What struck me was the journaling style of his book. From his notes, Nancy’s notes and the journal pages of their children. With all their thoughts documented, he was able to share Nancy’s incredible personality with us. I got to thinking about jounaling. And how you can really keep track of your feelings and thoughts. Your activities, your goals, and your dreams.
So my observations and my goals are wrapped up into one this week. I just received the 2019 Quiler’s Planner and maybe this is my goal for 2019, to journal in the planner during the week, Notes, thoughts, activities. Then I can use that to write here weekly. This idea feels right. You know that feeling, where you just go ‘ahhh…yes’.. that will work, it will fit, and it’s doable.
Do you journal?
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What I’m Reading This Week
I read a lot of things at the same time. maybe that’s kind of odd. Right now I like reading books where I can read a chapter or two then come back to it much later and pick it up again. Unless it’s a mystery novel, those I have to read straight through. But I don’t like reading that way anymore.
This week I bought ‘Whiskey in a Teacup’ because I was interested in reading Reese’s book on Southern Hospitality. I have thought a lot about WHY I really wanted to read this. I’d been talking about community with a friend. She has a lot of Amish friends and mentioned how well they do community. Being a northern, I’ve enjoyed the unique community and hospitality of my friends from the south. It is different than what I experience other places. Reese is a story teller. Her opening talked about her grandmother, and that is what made me pick up the book. So I can enjoy the whole story she tells, along with the glorious photos, by reading with the weight of the book in sitting in my lap. It feels like a little retreat to take a break and sit with a gorgeous book.
I also read a bit more of Rocket Girls, I’ll have to share that one another week.
And.. a … Few …. more … Thoughts
The season has done a massive shift into fall. I’m wearing layers and scarves. I planted an orange mum by the front door. And most important I’ve switched to a hot coffee for my afternoon break.
I must say the walk in the cold sucks. I do not enjoy that. BUT I’ve got to do it. And if you followed my search for a new fall coat, I’ve not found what I want yet.
Take a break this week to do something different. Next week I’ll ask you what you did … I’ll ask my self too!