Here it seems to be my monthly post! This month I bought a coffee maker. Which seems silly to some of you. But, I have been a mostly tea drinker and occasional French Press coffee drinker for the past few years. I think the French Press was just too strong for my tummy anymore. But, homeschooling and mothering five children has taken it's toll. I bought a nice big bag of Organic Coffee, French vanilla Silk creamer, and a coffee maker with a timer. Now it is waiting for me each morning.
I joined the Book a Week challenge at The Well Trained Mind Forums in hopes that I can get back into reading for myself. I have been having a difficult time reading in general. Just fitting it in to my life and then my eye sight bothering me. I had some reading glasses which my youngest child broke a month or so back. I was at Costco and found out that my eyesight had weakened a bit, so I picked up a pack of three glasses at a stronger level and they have indeed helped a ton. And, three pack means if I forget them and a certain child snatches them up, there is a spare.
I finally cracked my books open. And, getting up before children with a cup of coffee in hand certainly has helped accomplish that. I haven't read for personal pleasure in the last two years. Maybe an occasional article or online junk. But, a book in hand...no not at all. I mean to. But, I end up putting it off or I am too tired. And, that was a season in life. One of those times wherever indeed, having a family especially a larger than average size family, does mean you have to set aside what you want sometimes. Don't throw a big fit. Just put on your big girl panties, you signed up for this ride. Some times the ride is going around a swift turn and down a really steep drop. It is ok. Life does go on and you will find the time to fit the fun stuff in again.