Because good cinnamon rolls and a little bit of faith are game changers, right?
Oh my darlin’, these were a little too tasty. Meaning you can’t eat just one. This King Arthur recipe was a first for me…and it won’t be the last! (No, I did not add any avocados…not even to the frosting.)
Hello friends! It’s been so quiet around here. I have so many things I want to write about but the pace of life has been furious the past few weeks. I keep wondering when life is going to slow down…but it doesn’t. There is always so much to do. I need an assistant. Or an extra Diet Coke… And definitely a nap.
I took on another class this term which I thought wouldn’t be a big deal. Hahaha. I’m so funny. I love teaching A&P but a little part-time gig suddenly feels like a full-time job. I’m constantly learning what works for our family, how much is too much, and all that jazz.
This week was finals week. My teens are tired. I’m tired. The Professor is tired. But now it’s break, I’m eating a brownie, and all is well! For part of their final exam my classes dissected a heart (that’s me and lovely student above finding the pulmonary artery, aorta, and vena cavaes!) It was a hoot and I find myself appreciating my own healthy body so much. I’m almost done with the final details of entering grades and writing comments for each student and then it’s SPRING BREAK! I have a loooooong, unrealistic list of to-do tasks but really just want to lay on my bed and read.
For the weekend, I’ll leave you with some links for your own reading pleasure.
7. Living Forward arrived in the mail. Will it help me feel less scattered?
And finally, a shout-out to the writer, Pat Conroy, who passed away this weekend of pancreatic cancer. His book, The Prince of Tides transformed my world. His masterful influence made want to sit down in the chair and do the work; if he could move me that much than maybe I could to do it for someone else someday. May you rest in peace, Mr. Conroy. God knows you truly deserve it.
Want to know how much the first page of a novel matters? It matters! Read HERE. To get into the contest is a HUGE deal! Congrats, Julia! She’d love feedback – and you could win prizes.
I love Clover Lane and Sarah’s philosophy on life and motherhood:
“What if we took all the money and time we put into tutors and coaches and private lessons, and invested instead in making our children holy? Not well-known and praised and celebrated for what they do, but humble and meek and truly holy in who they are?”
Apparently, not all relationships are good for your health. Read HERE.
Fabulous podcast by bestselling author, Whitney Johnson discussing her new book, Disrupt Yourself. MUST BUY.
Hello darlings. I hope you’re going into a restful weekend with your peeps (I’m ready for a nap.) There’s some great things going on in the world. Here’s some game-changing links to inspire and carry you through the weekend: Is it Easter time already?
Unique and beautiful, this Easter Bread is a family hit (cooked with hard-boiled eggs. what???)
Are you having a good month of February love? When I stop coughing, I know the man of the house is going to like me a whole lot more. sorry, honey bunny.
I’ve read some good stuff on love this month. Interestingly, the more I study the brain, the more I understand “the heart.” Anatomically, the hearts beats, but it’s the brain that falls in love and keeps that love going strong. Here are some favorite love reads for your weekend perusal….
If you think texting during dinner isn’t having an impact on your love life, think again. A 2014 study from Brigham Young University found 70 percent of heterosexual women felt smartphones were harming their love relationships. Researchers dubbed this phenomenon “technoference.”
9. I said yes. I haven’t taught Anatomy and Physiology for many years. I’m hoping I can recall sternocleidomastoid at the drop of a pencil. Except now the kids use iPads. And there’s something in front of the room called a Smart Board.
9a. One school year. One hour a day. That’s all I got.
10. I cried for days. I’m scared for many reasons, but mostly because I truly love being home. All the time. And life is already so busy. I’ve also been so looking forward to writing more, especially after a summer with everyone at home. But dare I say? There is a stirring of excitement; I mean, there are few things more exciting to me than femurs and spleens.
10a. Also, observing and interacting with teens will be great character study!
11. My daughter went running with me this morning. She got up at 6:45 for some “death bed repentance” as her sports camp starts on Tuesday. Here we go – it’s soccer season!
12. I’m coaching my son’s soccer team again and just ordered Captain arm bands. They are wicked cool. I might wear one around the house.
13. Market Basket is back in the grocery business! After several texts informing me of the news, Cope said, “You’re getting texts about your grocery store?” Yes, dear child. These are important happenings in your mother’s life.
8. This weekend it’s the LDS General Conference, where speakers will speak to the world about faith and finding more joy. I love it. I need it. And I love staying home for church 🙂 Starting April 5-6, 10 a.m. MST.