Sunday, October 31, 2010

A thankful heart...

Any VeggieTales fan knows the lesson that Madame Blueberry tried so hard to teach us. A thankful heart is a happy heart! It's also an easy place to start which is exactly what I need right now! I've been looking for a way to start blogging. It's the starting that is so very tricky for me. And then I saw this lovely entry over at The Berry Patch about Garden of Learning's 2010 Gratitude Challenge. It's a beautiful way to remind ourselves of the blessings that we've been given, and it's also a lovely way to start blogging in November!

The challenge is a simple one. Each day during November participants will share the reasons that they are thankful. Simple as that! It's like a big Thanksgiving table in cyber space, and I'm so excited! I've worked hard over the last few years on contentment. It seems to be a common theme in my life. It's a struggle that I've had to move through at times, and an accomplishment that I've enjoyed during others. The key for me has been to remember my blessings even during the tough moments.

Head over to Garden of Learning's blog by clicking the link above or the 2010 Gratitude Challenge button on the right side of the blog. -------->

With that we'll move from Madame Blueberry to Casting Crowns...

Waving Hello!

It's me again!

I've tried the blog thing before, and I'm glad to say that I'm back once again. When I realized that I missed blogging I began thinking of my bloggy past. The one thing that jumped out at me was how disjointed it was. I started out with a homeschool blog. When I wanted to write more about what was going on with us on the food front it didn't feel like it fit. I had boxed myself in. I thought of sharing a crafty blog. And, where would the food fit, and what about my homeschooling day? Field trips definitely wouldn't fit next to knitting.

Or would it?

My little cricket-ish space will serve just that purpose. My life isn't segmented no matter how hard I try to pigeon-hole my interests. It all fits together. And, it will do just that here. Homeschooling. Crafting. Eating. Etsy. It's all me.

Thanks for coming along for the ride!