I want to be less melancholy that my kids are getting older.
I want to be thankful that they are healthy
I want to fully live in the moment
of the time we've been given.
Who knows when a day will be our last?
I hope and pray it is far far away, but nothing is a given
and aching for the past only insults the present.
I want to OWN every minute of my days
with a grateful heart
and open hands.
The future is a glorious thing
but today is what we've been given
and today is all we have.
1. Well apparently my Saturday 7 posting died a swift and painless death back in April and I never looked back. I do think aiming to post every week was a little overly ambitious, even for a wordy person like me. The real issue is that I don't get on the computer much anymore. I was looking back at my old blog (check out xanga.com/sarahellie for a real TBT ;)) I think I might try to print that whole blog into a book; it's pretty much the only record I have of that time. I've been printing my insta pics into yearly books since 2012 so I have that era down... and then I switched to here. I'm really just missing the years 2000-2003 (the three-ish years Dan and I were married without kids. I kinda wish I had some kind of record about those years. What did we even do all day!?) Also this blog has large holes in its timeline as well. What can I say, I'm just not that great at sitting down to record our days. However, I'm sure one day I will look back at these writin…
The kids have settled into their school routines, and I'm finding my days to be just as full as they were in my homeschooling days (someone tell me how that is possible!)
I've started doing hot yoga, and I have found that it has been great for my body and brain.
I finished my six-week CASA training course. My exit interview is this week; I will be sworn in in mid-January and assigned a case after that.
We put up our tree yesterday so things are in full Christmas-mode around here. The kids are more into Christmas this year than I remember them being. It's so fun! We're headed to NYC for the day in a couple weeks to do the whole Christmas in the City thing, which was actually the kids idea as well. Hopefully it is fun and full of good memories and not a total mob scene, haha.
We got a cat (re-homed from our family in MO) and she (named Hobbes) is doing great! We are also getting a puppy next weekend who will be named Calvin... becau…