The winners of the WoodWick candles are: Heather Kennedy, Leslie Williams, Marybeth Welch, and Mary Buhr! Congrats!
And finally, the weather has turned.
Which is great, because in my last post I proclaimed the glorious chilly mornings here in PA. Then I went outside and it was 90 DEGREES! For shame. But no longer. I have actually worn sweaters the last two days! Seriously, I’m giddy. GIDDY.
But there is one thing I’m not giddy about: how I use my time.
The days feel really long, but the months pass too quickly. I miss that feeling of being a kid and feeling the months, anticipating the days, not having any real responsibilities. I also miss the decor and fun of the months. The classrooms were decorated, the hallways, all the fun things we did to celebrate holidays or other special times. As a homeschool mom, I haven’t put as much time (really, hardly any) into decorating our home in a school-like way. Partly I haven’t made time, but mostly it makes me feel overwhelmed. I’m not good at decorating, and I struggle with finding the time to do it. But I don’t want my kids to miss out.
I want to savor the days, but I’m not even sure how to do this because they go by either too slowly (in a “I’ve-got-to-get-my-kids-to-bed-stat-or-I’m-going-to-lose-my-mind sort of way) or too fast. I just can’t hold onto these days, which are months, which are my life.
This week, as I’m thinking about time and nostalgia, I’m going to do two things (and I challenge you as well):
1.) I’m going to decorate my home according to our themes. I keep saying I’m going to do it, but I haven’t. This week, I’m going to!
2.) I’m going T.V. free this week, and I’m making my kiddos do the same.
When our family vacationed with the Wolfram family over Labor Day, we stayed in the mountains where we had no T.V. or Internet service. And you could feel the days. There was something lovely and simple about it (my husband even weaved baskets!), and while I can’t re-create those few days, I can see how it goes here without the crutch or pull of distracting the kids or tuning out.
So there you have it. Are you willing to take the challenge (or your own version of it) with me?
How are your days going? How do you make the months meaningful?
WoodWick Candle Giveaway!
Wouldn’t you know that after I raved about candles in my first Savoring September post I got an email from a kind woman offering that I try a candle other than Yankee! I told her I’d give it a go!
She sent me three WoodWick Autumn-smelling candles, and they have not disappointed! My favorite is the Fireside, which actually crackles! It’s supposed to make the sound of a crackling fire, but it sounds more like rain to me. In fact several times I would say to the kids, “Is it raining outside?” And then they’d remind me that it was just the candle! I actually love it; I love the sound of rain in my house!
The best part though? They work! They made my house smell good, which means they get a recommendation from me (and I’m super picky about candles). Well, I can’t get new candles and not offer you all some, what kind of a hostess would I be? So today WoodWick is giving away FOUR candles (there will be four winners)! WOOT!
Good “luck”! 🙂 And happy Tuesday, friends!
A big P.S…
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The Discipleship & Discipline Webinar
We had over 1000 moms join us on the Discipleship & Discipline Webinar, and friends, it was such fun (There may have been talk of spirit fingers!). Well now any of you who weren’t able to get the live course can now get it now on-demand! If you’d like to get access to the Webinar, just click HERE!
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