Happy February…and happy 2021!! It seems late to say that but I missed the chance last month because of my blogging break. I took the entire month off. It was needed and helpful, but I am excited to be writing again and look forward to reconnecting with those who stop by this space of mine. During my hiatus, I was not writing nor was I reading any blogs (I was barely on the computer) and so I have a lot of catching up to do! A “Currently” link-up seems like a great way to do just that: jump back in and get caught up! If you have found your way back to my blog, please leave a comment – just say “hi!” – and if you are new…welcome!! Let me know what you have been doing lately…or, currently:)
As for me, currently….I am:
LOVING – all things winter. Well, I am trying my very best. It is no secret that I am not a winter fan. But I have really been trying to adjust my attitude. I’ve been trying to notice and even appreciate things – especially the small things – about each season. Not only the seasons of life but each of nature’s seasons. Typically, I spend the first three months of each year sitting around wishing it was summer. Those three months can be looong. Old habits die hard, but I have purposed to enjoy winter just a bit more this year. It’s a challenge – but I’m trying. Lately, I have been loving the hot drinks of winter….especially Peppermint Bark tea by Bigelow. Sleeping a little longer and our slow mornings by the fire. The afternoons by the fire are nice too:) Pretty much all the things that hygge enthusiasts rave about are making winter more of a joy for me!!
READING – a 30-day devotional geared toward weight loss, Less of Me by Becky Lehman. Although it is not exactly part of my morning quiet time (when I read my Bible, etc) nor do I think it should be, I still am not sure how I feel about weight loss and how to incorporate it into my spiritual life or devotional time. If that makes any sense? The two have always seemed like an awkward mix to me. However, this book has been interesting so far. Obviously, I am only on day two! I will let you know if it proves to be beneficial.
REMEMBERING – some of the past mission trips that I have taken. I don’t know exactly why they have been on my mind so much lately (maybe because they were all in delightfully warm places where no thought of snow and ice ever crosses one’s mind!) but the memories are delightful! I feel very blessed to have had each opportunity and, seriously, wonder if similar opportunities will ever come again. Right now, I don’t know if I will ever travel again! Which makes me really sad.
SHARING – some little gifts with friends and neighbors for winter…and Valentine’s Day. Just because:) I’m making homemade hot chocolate mix and (hopefully) some chocolate dipping spoons that will make cute packages and will just be a way to bring a smile to a few someones!!
WISH LISTING – new essential oils….which seems like a crazy thing to even say seeing I have way too many bottles of oils that I rarely use. If ever. But I have discovered something: not all essential oils are created equal. And, if I am honest, when it comes to oils, you really do get what you pay for. Sigh. I’m not saying that only the highest-priced oils work but it is true that cheap ones are a waste of time. And money. That said, I really enjoy and benefit from essential oils and, if I am going to use them every day I want the best I can afford. I have done quite a bit of research and have settled on the ones I hope to use…..but, they are pricey. So they are on my wishlist. If you use essential oils, I would love to know which oils (and/or oil brand) you use.
And, just like that, I have returned to the blogging world and my small part of it!! It’s nice to be back. Thanks for following along. I hope you return often.