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Joy in the Morning · 4d ago

Quick Takes #250: Challenges and giving thanks

How is November treating you so far?  Here is some of what's been happening around the Baileys.I have now experienced my first tire blow-out! And adding to the experience I had all three kid...
Joy in the Morning · 2W ago

Quick Takes #249: Happy November!

It was a busy, but fun week with such much to celebrate and enjoy.  I think this October will go down in the books as one of crazy swings in weather but overall a good month.Halloween went w...
Joy in the Morning · 3W ago

Quick Takes #238: Late October Life

So how was your October? Good here; but feeling like having found a good rhythm with school got leveled up with scouts starting for the big kids and other fall activities.Elisabeth is headed...
Joy in the Morning · 1M ago

The 40 Book Bookcase

So I read this book which began with the idea of reading only from the books the author already owned for a year and ended with her making a list of perfect bookcase containing 40 books ~ an...
Joy in the Morning · 1M ago

Open Book ~ October '17

In the past month I finished Poems and read In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden which is a lovely story about a group of Benedictine nuns living in the English countryside.  The story beg...
Joy in the Morning · 1M ago

Where I'm From

Have noticed a few new followers (welcome) and thought I would repost this piece from 2011.Where I'm FromI am from metal swing sets, from Tupperware cups and Kool-aid to drink.I am from the ...
Joy in the Morning · 2M ago

Quick Takes #237: Life and Liam

Liam enjoyed his busy, fun weekend; having a blast at his party at Charles Edward Cheese and then running well in his first cross country meet.  As I looked back at my 'just turned 6 post' f...
Joy in the Morning · 2M ago

First Days and First Impressions ~ September 2017

  Yesterday Caitlin started her Pre-Kindergarten year and with that everyone is off and running. Caitlin had a good first day and was very excited about her Shimmer & Shine lunchbox and foun...
Joy in the Morning · 2M ago

Open Book: September 2017

War and Turpentine a novel written by Stefan Hertmans based on his grandfather's journals and war memories.  While finding the transitions a bit clunky as the author switches from the grands...
Joy in the Morning · 2M ago

Quick Takes #236: Summers Wraps-up and I get a day away!

Happy September! I can't believe how fast the summer went but I suppose that speaks to time flying while we were having fun.  School starts next week for the older two and Caitlin visits her...