The Joyful Daily Groove and Work In Progress Wednesday

(Pinterest photo credit)

Lately I’ve been noticing that I have been doing a lot of wishing away of the present. I have all of these goals . . . I want it to be the weekend, I want to buy a house, I want to have another baby, I want to pay off my car and be consumer debt free, I want to work part-time, I want to go on vacation, I want to have time to go to yoga class, I want a massage and I want all of these things other material things that are not attainable in this moment.  But the thing is, this moment is pretty darn good.  No, it’s actually pretty freaking great – but I’ve been too focused on the future, racing to the next goal post, and haven’t been enjoying the ride that is life.

My life is, TODAY, has been showered with abundance!  So, I decided that starting today, I need to refocus my inner voice that is telling me that my life isn’t good enough. . . because it IS.  In fact, from here on out, I’m going to end every blog with three things I’m grateful for because it’s not about the boring daily grind, it’s about the joyful daily groove.  Am I right?!

Work In Progress Wednesday

I’m finally starting to get back into knitting after many months off after the birth of my daughter.  I’m easing myself into it with a few simple projects and right now I’m working on a washcloth.


Cotton washcloth


Yeah, I know, don’t faint from excitement. Could I be knitting anything more dull than a brown, cotton washcloth? But hey!  There are yarn overs!  And cables! 

Another project in progress was inspired by Pinterest.  Man, I LOVE that site.  I saw a few shadow box displays that people had put together of newborn clothing and I thought it was a pretty awesome way to display the teeny tiny onesie that AJ wore when she came home from the hospital! This one is my source of inspiration:

(Pinterest Photo Credit)

incidentally and, sort of oddly, I actually have a shadow box that is perfect for this that’s been sitting around collecting dust as I figured out what exactly I wanted to use it for, but the finish is a dark wood.  So, over the weekend, I started painting it and this is what it looks like as of today:

Probably should have thought of priming it before I started painting. . .

It’s going to take a few more coats of paint . . .

But I’m excited – I think it’ll look pretty good when its done!

Today I’m grateful for . . .

1. My job, which is mentally stimulating and brings me into contact with interesting and friendly people on a daily basis whilst also providing a solid means of providing for myself and my family.

2. My daughter, who started waving at me happily when she first saw me this morning.

3. Having the time to do 20 minutes of yoga this morning before packing lunches and getting the day started. It’s an excellent way to wake up.


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