Thursday, April 11, 2013

Thursday’s This & That

Outside of my window… It appears to be another “April Showers” sort of day. Even though it is grey out there, from my vantage point I can see the birdfeeder on my back deck and some goldfinches are bringing a bit of sunny cheer.  Most of them have changed from their dull olive colored winter plumage to the brilliant yellow of spring and summer.

Around the house… I hear the crackle of the woodstove taking the chill off of the house this morning.  In the background, I hear the music to the Little Bear DVD. Our Luna started feeling poorly yesterday and the sickness continues today, so we pulled out a DVD that we’ve had for years called Feel Better, Little Bear. All three of my girls have watched this movie over the years when they weren’t feeling well. Just the sound of the music alone brings back memories of even the teenager being a tiny little thing.

Highlights of our week… Monday and Tuesday were wonderfully warm and sunny! On Monday, we took advantage of the beautiful weather and took a nice long walk in town before the girls’ dance classes.


When we stopped to rest, I snapped a few pictures of my girlies. they’re growing up too fast!



On Tuesday, I joined my girls during their riding lesson and enjoyed a three mile trail ride! Over the last year I have been able to shed my apprehension around horses and now I truly love being near them and even riding!

The girls’ teacher snapped this of our horses topping for a drink with her phone,

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My cool find of the week… A friend from the Blogging from the Boonies Facebook page shared a link to a really neat word cloud generator. (If you’re not a part of our Facebook community, you should be!)

Tagxedo allows you to make word clouds and customize them many ways, including various shapes!


This word cloud features the names of all of our Compassion children that live in Africa!


This one pulled words off of this blog! I plan to make some of these for our Compassion children that know English, featuring their names and words that describe them!

And, lastly, an update….  Last week I asked for prayer for my grand-nephew, Johnathan. I am happy to report that he is making improvements every day! I hope that his parents will be able to bring him home from the NICU soon!  Thank you to all of you who have prayed!

Now it is time to tend to my sick girlie and get the house chores started. I hope that your day is a blessed one and that you have reason to smile!

Until next time,