|Living to Tell the Story|
1. A new end table. At Christmastime when it's time to put up the tree, we always rearrange the living room a bit. We have a nice chest/table that we move to another spot and after enjoying having it there a lot this year we decided it would be nice to permanently have a table there. After a lot of looking around, I found one I really like. As a bonus it has a decent amount of storage, something we can always use. It felt a little decadent to just spend the money without a huge amount of thinking about it, but I had a coupon code that more than covered shipping so obviously it was meant to be. (kidding) (not) Anyhow, unfortunately, it can't ship until April 8, but that's all right, my birthday's April 16 so that just helps me justify it even more. It's so pretty! I can't wait until it's here, I hope I like it as well in person as in the picture, it does make me a tad nervous to buy something like that without seeing it first. Faith.
2. Mark's been working from home a lot. At first it was because he was terribly sick and he needed to work from home around resting and trying to feel better. Now he's doing it because it's difficult for him to get anything done at the office and he has some major projects (Yay!) to work on and needs less interruptions. Even though he's away from me in the house, it's a nice, cozy feeling just knowing he's here.
5. Music. Jacob plays the piano and the alto sax. Julianna plays the piano. I so enjoy their practice time. They've both reached the point where their music gets more and more interesting (enjoyable) and I love having it in the background as I make dinner or catch up on odds and ends. (There are those times when all I hear is the whining and gnashing of teeth about how "they just can't get it" and "it sounds awful", but this is a favorite things post so we won't go there.)
Hope you're having a good week. Enjoy the weekend. I almost forgot my absolute most favorite thing from this week: SNOW DAYS! I work for teachers so when there's a snow day I get a day off too. Heaven! Especially today because I've finally succumbed to the illness that's been going around my family and the kids I watch and it's been awesome to have a day to truly relax and do precious little. Woot!