Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Currently {February 29, 2016}

29 February 2016

Currently {February 29, 2016}

Walking to the library and the park. Saturday was gorgeous. I took at least 20 books home and only checked out 10 books. I need to return more books by March 2nd. When we go to the library, my children often go to the playground. Charis asked, "Can Buddy and I walk up the steps together? I'll hold his hand."

Burberry Inspired Cowl Neck Scarf. Still on hold. I went to Wal-Mart on Friday to try to jog my memory about what the black sparkly yarn was. Thankfully, I remembered, but unfortunately, the black was out. For the curious, the yarn was Caron Simply Soft Party Black Sparkle.
Calico Scarf. I now have 5 1/2 inches knit. Since it's sock yarn that is only knit in a stockinette stitch, I'll keep this for when I want something easy to knit.
Zag Zig Skirt. A test knit for Taiga Hilliard Designs; the pattern is not on Ravelry yet. I'm using Red Heart Super Saver Grape Fizz. I'm knitting the 7-8 size for my daughter.

Reading The Story of the World by Susan Wise Bauer. I'm trying to decided what we'll use to homeschool Charis next year. There are many options I like, but will not consider because they're way outside our price range.

Watching Fuller House. I grew up watching Full House on television. When we lived in Iowa, one time my punishments for not bringing home my spelling list from school was no Full House that night.

Praying for
Drew's dissertation. Drew heard back from the chair of his committee last week-with bad news and good news. The bad news: One of the committee members is on medical leave from the university this semester, so she's not able to be on his committee. The good news: The chair and the methodologist are ready for him to defend after he finds a third committee member. There was another professor who was on his committee, but she retired and moved to Washington. The Chair of Drew's committee asked Drew to e-mail her and ask if she'd be willing to be back on the committee. We're waiting to hear back from her. We're trying to be cautiously optimistic. We're praying that the professor in Washington will say that she's willing to be on Drew's committee once again.

Hard hearts-especially mine. Lately I've noticed that Charis has a problem with anger, and as I get after her, I often have to stop and pray for my own anger, either towards her or something (or someone) else outside of my control. This is the hard part about parenting-having a magnifying glass showing my sins even more.

What's going on in your life?


  1. These are great. I also watched the first episode of Fuller House the other night. I grew up on it as well and it was so fun seeing all the old characters back together!

  2. WOW! Sarah, I enjoyed reading your short day book. Lovely photos of your kids. It is always fun visiting the library especially with our kids.
    Thank you for visiting me earlier.
    Here is the link you asked for;

    God Bless

  3. I'm contemplating getting Netflix so I too can watch the Fuller House series! ;)

  4. Love this. I watched Fuller House too! I grew watching Full House so I've been super excited for the new one to come out! Thanks for sharing your days with us. Super sweet :)

  5. I've yet to watch Fuller House. I think my wife and kids would love it though! Today I worked a lot and was the driver for all the family's activities. Getting a few moments to read some great blogs now. Thanks for sharing your day!

  6. Ohhhh....YAY for knitting and we have been watching Fuller House. The kids LOVE IT!!!
    Thank you so much for linking up with me! Have a fabulous week! XOXO and Choose Happy -Becky