Simple Joy Saturday #14

Simple Joy Saturday #14

Every Saturday I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week.  These posts may grow or evolve as time passes.  Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section!

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December 2 – 8

1. Jared & Katie’s Pop Quiz

I am not very good at keeping up with Hollywood happenings, but every morning at 7:20, I listen to Katie, a radio DJ, answer 5 questions about pop culture.  It sort of keeps me in the loop.

2. Sow flurries during my Friday morning drive

When I was about two miles from work, I noticed light flecks of snow falling to my windshield.  Throughout the day, the flurries became large flakes (after a period of freezing rain) that covered the ground (and gave me reason to leave work 2.5 hours early).  This picture was taken around 4:15 yesterday afternoon.

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3. Monk + Scrabble

Since I came home early, I had time for a few episodes of my favorite television show (which we now watch on DVD because it doesn’t actually come on TV) and games of Scrabble with my mom.

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What is your favorite way to spend a cold, snowy night?

 

Simple Joy Saturday #13

Simple Joy Saturday #13

Every Saturday I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week.  These posts may grow or evolve as time passes.  Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section!

November 25 – December 1

1. Un-seasonal weather

63 degrees Fahrenheit on December 1?! Sign me up!

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What I’ve Learned About Living in Community

What I’ve Learned About Living in Community

I originally penned this post back in August when my spirit was high off the joy of camp life. The words fermented in my drafts folder, forgotten, until yesterday. For my current stage of life, I am back living with my parents, which, as a 22-year-old, proposes a relational confusion (am I child or an adult?). As I read the words that I wrote just months ago, the Holy Spirit comforted me. God’s will is that I will be sanctified wherever I am, and I am called to minister to whomever is near me. So for now, I am being sanctified and ministering in my hometown. And when I move to my next dwelling, I will be sanctified there. I hope this post encourages you like it encouraged me.

The last three years of college spoiled me a little.  After freshman year, I never had a roommate.  Although my dorm rooms always had two closets, two dressers, two desks, and two beds, I was the only person living in the room.  It was nice.

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Simple Joy Saturday #12

Simple Joy Saturday #12

Every Saturday I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week.  These posts may grow or evolve as time passes.  Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section!

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November 28-24

1. My parents celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary last weekend.  I am very thankful that these self-described “partners in excellence” are my Mom and Dad.

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This photo was taken two years ago in Connecticut.

2. We repainted Brother’s old room.

Brother moved to Connecticut two years ago, but we hadn’t done much to his childhood bedroom since then.  Yesterday, Mom and I spent hours moving the furniture, cleaning, and painting.  We feel accomplished, and the room looks great.

3. Coffee flavored Greek yogurt.

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I am obsessed with this stuff.  It is a seasonal flavor at Aldi, so I basically buy as many containers as will fit in my fridge at one time.  You seriously need to get to Aldi ASAP. Why are you still reading?  GO!!

Now I want to know…what seasonal foods do you stockpile?

Simple Joy Saturday #11

Simple Joy Saturday #11

Every Saturday I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week.  These posts may grow or evolve as time passes.  Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section!

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November 11-17

1.  I am registered for grad school! 

Which, if I am being honest, gives me both joy and fear.  But if all goes as planned, I will complete the coursework by the end of 2019.

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Go Sabercats??

2. De-cluttering

Current mood:

3. A phone conversation with a sweet college friend.

Other than some quick texts, we hadn’t talked since August. This conversation was needed and encouraging.

What are your simple joys this week?

Simple Joy Saturday #10

Simple Joy Saturday #10

Every Saturday I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week.  These posts may grow or evolve as time passes.  Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section!

1. I finally got a new laptop.

There’s a story here, but I will give you the short version. Twice I ordered a computer directly from the manufacturer. Twice the manufacturer cancelled my order. I learned my lesson by the third try, and I ordered a similar laptop from a well- known retailer. The laptop arrived 4 days later.

2. Breakfast smoothies

I make 2-3 breakfast smoothies (like this one) at a time and keep them in the freezer.  In the morning, all I have to do is set the smoothie on the counter before I get dressed.  Within 45 minutes, it is ready to enjoy.  In my life, smoothies are generally a warm-weather food, so oatmeal will probably reappear soon.

3. The footbridge at Old Salem

I know it’s a little early, but you have to appreciate the simple beauty of Moravian stars at Christmas!

Simple Joy Saturday #9

Simple Joy Saturday #9

Every Saturday I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week.  These posts may grow or evolve as time passes.  Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section!

1. The Rail Trail  

Next time you want to run in Trumbull, CT, go to Pequonnock River Valley.

2. New jars of Blind Spot Nutbutter

I think this has been a simple joy before, but I always get excited when I get to try new flavors from my favorite nut butter company. Any suggestions for what I should do with the Thai Peanut Sauce?

3. The new Pine Cove Camps Instagram series.

I admit it, I am just using this post to brag that my idea made it somewhere beyond my brain.