Welcome to Friday Felicities, a meme created by Nattie - now a resident of heaven. This meme is all about creating a list of things that make you happy. Nattie knew that when you concentrate on your blessings, your sorrows are not as overwhelming. If you would like to participate, please create your own blog post and leave your link in the comments. I would love to read it!
Things that make me happy:
- getting out of the house and visiting Hobby Lobby
- new routines
- new pens (ultra-fine tip for Bible Study)
- having time to do my own studying on miscellaneous topics
My youngest son drove me to town in his new (to him) car this week. It's nice having a live-in chauffeur! Between my two sons and my husband doing most of the driving, I hope I don't forget how! We stopped in Hobby Lobby where I made a beeline to the planner sections. I still had birthday money burning a hole in my pocket and was determined to indulge in something if I found something I liked. I don't use many stickers because I prefer lots of white space, but I bought a few that struck my fancy. Another thing that made me happy was that planners and papercrafts were 40% off!
With both boys finishing (home) school, things feel very different around here, even though this would normally be their summer vacation. The oldest started going to work with my husband (who is a painter) and has kept very busy. He has found he likes making money <grin>. The youngest has enjoying driving everywhere himself. He has an interest in sharpening knives and a few years ago saved up and bought the things he needed to sharpen the pocket knives in the house, as well as my kitchen knives. He has the motivation to go out and find people to sharpen for and I am proud of what he has accomplished. Restaurants are happy to have someone come in and sharpen their knives!
That was long-winded, but mentioning routines is where I was going. My days are wide opened and most mornings I really enjoy the quiet. I'm making time blogging, planning, Bible study and have even started trying to learn a new hobby: brush lettering. It's a form of calligraphy. I call it faux calligraphy. Here's an example: