Measuring Abundance

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons. ~T.S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

Today’s post is brought to you by coffee.
Sheldon has a case of croup. This has meant a sleepless night for everyone, which means I am functioning off of coffee fumes and will power. I love to sleep (0072). Time for a refocus.
“The Lord your God is with you,
he is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
he will quiet you with his love,
he will rejoice over you with singing.” (Zephaniah 3:17)
Let me count the endless gifts:

0073. blossoms on the trees with little honey bees buzzing about.

0074. My children are blessed with Grandparents and Great-Grandparents to love them. It’s so fun to watch my babies spend time with my Grandparents and parents.
0075. Boys who ask me at 8 a.m. if they can have a “handy bar” for breakfast.
0076. Babies who bury their face in any soft thing. You can see the contentment on his face, like he’s found his happy place. Who knew that happiness would be found on a sheepskin rug?
0077. Babies in big hats.
0078. Watching curling with my dad, and having no idea what is going on. I still haven’t googled it. It’s almost more exciting to have the mystery of “What is happening here?”
0079. Modern medicine that can soothe fussy sick babies.
0080. Watching guy movies with my husband. By “watching”, I mean hiding under a blanket for the scary parts and asking him to “tell me when it’s over”. For some reason, he still would rather watch a guy movie with me than with anyone else (or so I tell myself).
0081. Finding extra cash in my wallet. SCORE!
0082. Buying baby gifts for expectant friends. I could go crazy, especially when I find extra money in my wallet. Why are tiny socks so exciting? I don’t get excited over regular socks…
0083. Regular socks. Sometimes my feet get cold.
0084. Finding new recipes to try. Cooking is so much more exciting when you are trying something new. In my case, there is always a sense of danger when I experiment in the kitchen.
Here is my list for this week. If you want to see where this idea came from, click on the link below to see Ann Voskamp’s AMAZING blog. You can join the community and start a list of your own.
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13 thoughts on “Measuring Abundance

  1. I love that first picture of the blossom! It reminds me that Spring is somewhere…and it will get here eventually too!

    We've been watching a lot of curling. And Jared was not content to not know what was happening, so he read me the article on Wikipedia. It didn't completely give away all the intrigue. I still have no idea what they are yelling, but it's funny when Boston tries to copy them.

    I LOVE reading your blog. It comes into my mail program whenever it's new. Keep writing!


  2. Thanks for your comment earlier today! I so enjoyed reading you list. You have a sweet family! I like regular socks too…my feet are always cold! 🙂

    I had to chuckle when I read your comment about us living in the south. I actually grew up in the north, but both the girls were born here. I guess they are picking up that sweet southern charm!


  3. Hi Joann,

    Yay, I found your blog. When I clicked on your picture on my blog, it took me somewhere else. Anyway, nice to meet you and thanks for the comment. Looking forward to checking out your posts. Hope Sheldon is feeling better–croup is no fun–I remember when my kids had it.


  4. meagan, the only people I know who say, “Darlin” are from texas. That's how I knew. SO so sweet.
    Amanda, beware, Blogging everyday can be stressful until you decide you don't care if you are interesting or not. Then, it's easy.
    Thanks myletterstoemily. I try. OR maybe I don't…it depends on the day.


  5. thanks so much for stopping by my blog. your kiddos are so adorable…they really are!

    i think this stage is so incredibly draining….but oh so precious because you can just snuggle and hold them. it is hard to truely appreciate the moments sometimes. looks like you are doing a great job yourself!


  6. Totally love your writing! Found myself waiting to find your post! Keep writing its so fun!
    I also love that I think our babes are about the same ages (3 and 1?). I am engaging in some coffee fueling today myself!


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