Mar 13, 2015

Writings and Winter Waning


I started my last post with the question of whether anyone reads through their old blog posts or if I was alone on that boat....but apparently, I'm just alone on the whole reading blogs all together! lol!! It's just that it seems awfully quite in blog land these days!




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I was reading another blog, the other day, and the writer there stated the same feelings!  Alluding to other forms, faster forms, of 'connecting' with people being the draw away from the once more popular blogging.  She did touch on how, though, blogging is truly the platform for writing!



I have contemplated joining the world of speed posting, Instagram, Twitter and what-have you...I'm so not up to date on these things - but then I ask why?  I like my little blog corner and though I'm sadden by the emptier feelings it has these days, I do still enjoy putting pixels on screen and working out thoughts, recording memories and connecting with a few good friends! I like the growth this piece of cyber space has given me and I love more then anything the walks down memory lane it takes me on!




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And so I'm here, plunking away tonight, hubby busying himself with some work in the basement because there is still no gainful employment to be found.  There is still silver lining and hope!  Hope on the possibility for call-backs from a couple of interviews and silver lining in that he is home while our older two gals on are March break!


So, between fighting this nasty head and chest cold, (that only hubby and I have contracted so far, thankfully!) we have been having some family fun!  Especially because it has finally warmed up enough to get out and enjoy what's left of the winter!




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Our side yard is all hill and it's the perfect tobogganing hill for our little people!  We'll get a number of years of use out of it yet and we hear, once they out-grow this hill of ours, that there is a monster hill just at the end of our road! Oh.joy.  Maybe I'll hold off telling them about that one!





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And when the snow fun is over, we have been enjoying delicious soups and stews, even, pictured here, tried my hand at lamb stew...which was fabulous!  I've also been having fun with making home made bread, sans bread machine -thinking of ditching mine all together now!  Funny because I never thought I'd be the home made bread kind of gal but I'm liking it a lot but not so much the machine kinds....not to mention I think my machine is on it's way out all the same! lol!!





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 Olivia and Catherine got to get away for a sleep over at their Granny's house.  Where I hear much fun was had and even some sleep too!  We hope to take the kids to a museum next week, as our gals have two whole weeks off and we might as well enjoy the fact that Dave can join us for the activities!  Catherine will turn SIX at the end of next week and then it will be back to school before we know it!





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Because even though all these things are happening, I and a few other people were just commenting today how it only feels like the first of the month!  I can't believe Spring is only a week away!


I'm excited though!  Excited to open the windows, to smell the green coming forth, to hear the birds and feel the change in the wind!  I'm shocked how early Easter is this year though! I know I'm not ready for that at all! Ugh!


And so things just..are, around here.  Mostly just quite because, honestly, this cold is killer!  I can't explain it but both hubby and I are drained...and yet the weird thing was, as tired as I am, last night it was all I could do to even get in three hours of sleep - and not consecutively!   And believe it or not, I don't even feel tired today.....strange, strange cold this is!?!




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Any ways, I hope all is well with those of you who stop in here.  Keep cozy but get ready for the warmer days that are a coming!!!








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10 comments:

  1. These winter fun pictures are so great! Good for you for documenting it - I am so bad with my camera these days! It may seem quiet on your blog but know I'm still reading and I'm sure at least a few others as well, even if comments aren't always left! It's been even quieter over at my blog...the longer I go without posting the more it feels a forgotten art but I'm sure I'll get on again eventually - that's the nice thing about these spaces, they are ours to love or neglect as we see fit!
    Oh, what museum are you going to see? Free library passes? :D

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    1. I love your comments - "they are our (spaces) to love or neglect as we see fit!" hahahah! True eh!!?! Get that camera out you! That was a goal of yours, to become a better photographer and that ain't going to happen if you leave it in it's case all the time! ;) Not that you aren't busy with other things, just encouraging you! :D

      The plan is the History Museum/Children's Museum and yes, of course free library passes!!!! :D

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  2. Oo, I miss homemade bread! I used to make it more, but now I don't have a good, warm place to let it rise...

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    1. That's my biggest hurdle too but I let it rise the first part in a warmed oven (turned off once the dough goes in) and second rise in a sunny window sill or over a heat grate...if I can keep kids away form it! :P The bread machine is okay but we can almost eat a whole loaf in one sitting and that's a lot of time to just make one when I can make two just as fast or faster! Plus I like the taste better then machine! But I never thought I'd get onto it - not that it's a daily thing, no - just a nice treat...for now at least!

      Thanks for stopping by! :D

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  3. Sheesh! You make me want to blog again. I've been somewhat quiet this winter. I love the photo of you and Joe on the sled. His hair is blowing in the wind! I also really liked the shadow of the tree and well, all your photos were lovely. You should run a spring photo challenge! I'd be game....at least until I got sidetracked anyway. ;) Love you all, MAG

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    1. Thanks MAG! ;) I like that photo of Joe and I a lot too! He liked the sledding As for a Spring Challenge...hmmm....not sure...I appreciate your encouragement...but April is a busy month...so I don't know if that will work...maaaybe in May.... I DO love them so - I learn and grow in those challenges....just like in life! ;) lol!!

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  4. KAITLIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    these photos are stunning (love the photo of Alice!) and you have always have the best flow of words; of stories (thank you for keeping your blog!! I'd be lost without you... I don't Insta or Twitter...) ... and - I like your sights set on that Silver lining... Do not fear or lose hold of HOPE!!! He has you in HIS hand....

    Can we say - we're super duper excited and counting down the days!

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    1. BEVY!!!!!!!!!!!! I love you gal! ;) I CAN'T WAIT either!!!!!!!! And THANK YOU for your sweet words and encouragement! ♥ Yes, I don't Insta or Twitter at all - (I hear Instagram holds the rights to all images uploaded so I'm leery of it!) We're trying to see the silver lining in things....had a rough evening the other night but still trying to keep focus on Him and really the best SILVER lining is coming in APRIL!!!!!! :D hahahah!!!

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  5. I love your blog, Kait! It always excites and encourages me. I love reading your stories, memories, and hearing what you are learning from Christ. Don't ever stop blogging! :)
    Xo

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    1. Aww! *blushing* Thank you Sydney! I'm glad you find encouragement here! :)

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