Sunday, February 2, 2014

Joy Dare::January

1077. Jeremy took the day off!
1078. Packed up the box for Sole Hope
1079. New Year's fruit and candy dessert

1080. Implementing some healthier routines
1081. Bookkeeping software that protects Jeremy from himself
1082. Big wet snowflakes falling
1083. Brilliant sunlight reflecting off the snow
1084. Dad feeling good.
1085. A doctor who looked but couldn't find anything wrong
1086. At home weekend
1087. A nap today so I had patience for a long bedtime routine
1088. Jeremy did a lot of the correcting today.
1089. All snuggled together on the couch to watch a TV show
1090. An overwhelmingly positive homeschooling review
1091. Watching Duck Dynasty and Josiah decides that he really likes Mommy's cooking
1092. Taking care of my sick husband
1093. A family fighting off colds and fevers means early bedtimes
1094. Lots of sunshine on a frigidly cold day
1095. Extra snuggle time with Anna
1096. Sick days mean extra time to sit on the couch and snuggle
1097. Pushing Aliza out of her comfort zone
1098. Reading American Girl books out loud until my own scratchy throat couldn't take any more
1099. Rejoiced with a friend over a huge milestone for her daughter
1100. Only did what absolutely had to be done
1101. Gramma only needed antibiotics
1102. Hot tea and toast
1103. Feeling better as the day went on
1104. A voice that held up for lots of reading
1105. Birds chirping early this morning
1106. Popsicles, go-gurt, and string cheese. A special grocery trip for for sick snacks
1107. Breakfast made for me
1108. Moms checking on us
1109. Lively chatter in the house again
1110. Letting in some fresh air
1111. Rainy day chocolate chip cookies

1112. Jeremy doesn't complain about what I don't get done in a day
1113. In answer to a question about how she wanted to be remembered when she dies Aliza wrote, "I'm funny and bossy and that I love my Mom."
1114. Light shining through the fog
1115. Josiah having some energy
1116. A few minutes of snow flurries
1117. Dinner with a friend
1118. Maintained self control through a day of excruciating whining
1119. Change of scenery--most of the day at Mom's house
1120. Everyone so excited because they piled on me and tickled me
1121. A day to rejuvenate
1122. New project ideas make me so excited
1123. Anna wearing underwear--will it last?
1124. Good football games
1125. Watching Anna act so grown up
1126. Finding a video taken with my phone that makes me laugh so hard I cry
1127. Children who sleep in after late nights
1128. Children old enough to be spontaneous
1129. Anna describing everything she sees as happy...mommy happy, bear happy, IPad happy...
1130. In a warm house while the cold wind howls outside
1131. Reading together
1132. Powdery snow, frigid temperatures and bright sun
1133. So loved that my child wants me to sleep with her all. night. long.
1134. Anticipating the weekend
1135. Snow play in the bath tub
1136. Neighbors that welcome us into their home and hearts
1137. My children love their home and family
1138. Some time to visit with my grandparents
1139. A weekend with my hubby
1140. Amazing dinner
1141. Relaxing all day
1142. All of us in the same house again
1143. Aliza's journal so she could tell me every detail of her time at grandma's house
1144. Drinking water out of the faucet so cold it makes my teeth hurt
1145. Animated conversation during supper
1146. Texts throughout the day
1147. Meghan continuing to talk to me despite the constant, outrageous commotion
1148. Watching woodcock birds in spectacular camoflague
1149. My family forgiving me when I blow it
1150. Snow falling so peacefully
1151. The moment I realized all 3 were playing happily together
1152. Another batch of snow cookies
1153. Josiah talked and talked to me tonight. It may have had something to do with the nap he took and not being able to fall asleep.
1154. 3 children playing outside in the snow
1155. School finished and school planned for tomorrow before supper
1156. A long evening
1157. A crazy game of chase/tackle/tickle in Grandma and Grandpa's basement
1158. Warmer temperatures--relatively speaking
1159. Incredibly enjoyable children today

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