• One Year With R2D2 - Another Fostering Update
    FOSTER CARE,  LIVING

    One Year With R2D2 – Another Fostering Update

    Wow, here we are. I can’t believe that today marks one year that R2D2 has been with us! This is the longest we’ve ever had a placement and truth be told: we’re pretty attached to him. The last year has been a rollercoaster of emotions, mainly because we have no idea what is going on with R2 in regards to how long he will be in our home. It feels like we just wrap our minds around one idea (like him staying or him going home soon) and then it changes. A couple of weeks ago I figured he would probably be out of our home by the end of…

  • Another Foster Care Placement
    FOSTER CARE,  LIVING

    R2D2 Gets a Sidekick

    I had full intentions of writing a fostering update today. Next Saturday marks one year since R2D2 came into our home, I guess I’ll write that update next week, for now, here’s a mini (or not so mini) update. On Wednesday we got a call and on Thursday R2D2’s little sister came into our home. In sticking with the Star Wars theme, her nickname online will be BB8. BB8 was our one exception when we changed our range of acceptance last year. She isn’t quite six months old and as of right now we have no idea how long she’ll be here. I’m hoping to have more to share in…

  • Currently: Life Updates in January 2021
    LIVING

    Currently – January 2021

    I always enjoy these currently posts, it works as a bit of a brain dump and a bit of a way to share some things that are going on that don’t really need their own post. According to my blog records, it’s been six years since the last time I wrote this kind of post. For whatever reason I have all those old currently posts unpublished. I may go back and re-publish them at some point.   HERE’S WHAT I’M CURRENTLY . . .   PRAYING . . . for Buzz and Woody. I thought about them a lot after they left our home almost a year ago and ever since…

  • Mid-Year Goal Update
    GOALS,  LIVING

    Birthday Goals Update

    Every year around my birthday I make a set of goals and I thought I would actually do a mini update now of my goals that I set back in May. This is my “six-ish” month update, okay, maybe more like almost eight months. Since it’s not that far before I’ll do my final update, I think I’ll just briefly touch on the goals that I have not reached yet, well, I’m also not going to include the goals that I am no longer interested in reaching. Then in May I’ll do a full update sharing how I did with each of the goals.     BIRTHDAY GOALS I HAVE…

  • My Goals for 2021 - personal, family and business goals
    GOALS,  INTENTION,  LIVING

    My Goals for 2021

    I love setting goals and intentions each year. To be honest, I know some people like to distinguish between the two, and even I have at one point, but really, they are pretty much the same thing. I don’t really do much in the way of measurable, “SMART” goals. I just make goals and then look back at the end of the year and see if I think I did a good job or not.   My word/theme for the year is love one another. I wrote a bit about that already but I was keeping that in mind while creating my goals.     I decided to try to…

  • My One Little Word for 2021: Love One Another
    BIBLE,  FAITH,  GOALS,  INTENTION,  LIVING

    My “One Little Word” for 2021, Okay, It’s a Phrase

    Well, 2021 is here! And that means it is once again time for me to share my One Little Word for the year. I can’t believe I am in my ELEVENTH year of doing this. I have found picking a word (or words, or phrase) for the year so beneficial. I love setting goals and intentions but it can be hard to remember them throughout the year. Picking a word or phrase it a lot easier to remember and be thinking about throughout the year, at least it is for me (but, of course I’m setting goals for the year as well as choosing a word, the goals will be…