When You’re Up Way Too Early

I would definitely consider myself a morning person, but 3:30 is a bit too early for me. Sadie, Niva, and I are spending the night at my parents’ house and little miss Niva decided to run around the house like a wild banshee this morning. I couldn’t fall back asleep, so here I am 🙂

Jimmy has been away on a trip to the Creation Museum with our church this week (I wasn’t brave enough to bring a toddler, so I held down the fort with Sadie) and I’ve been missing him a whole bunch. Sadie and I have enjoyed the quality time together, though!

Mom and toddler with masks on

We went to one of our local libraries the other day and it was glorious. Something about books and the quietness of a library just fills me with joy. I think Sadie likes it, too. We read a few books together, played, and left feeling very happy.

I’m pretty sure I made the same face as Sadie below when I got to see all the books.

Toddler on library steps in Carnegie Pittsburgh Library

I ended up checking out Lulu’s Cafe by T.I. Lowe and have been plowing through it each night when Sadie goes to bed. I also requested Little Women because it has been way too long since I last read that classic! Sadie brought home a Biscuit book and a book about gardening.

On Wednesday night, I was the teacher for the toddler class at our church, and Sadie was my only student. We had fun coloring and learning about the letter C, for Cornelius!

Mom and toddler at church

I’ve been doing lots of snuggling with Niva and Malcolm.

Jimmy snapped this photo before he left. I was happy because Jimmy and I always joke that whichever pet lays with one of us on the couch in the evenings likes us more, lol. Malcolm usually sits with me and Niva snuggles up to Jimmy but I guess they thought I needed the extra love?!

Girl with cat and husky laying with her

My mom figured out that Sadie likes Uncrustables sandwiches. I’m going to have to pick some up for my house because I have a hard time getting her to eat much of anything.

Seeing Sadie chow down on one of my favorite combos of peanut butter and jelly made my heart happy!

Toddler eating Smucker's Uncrustables

My mom and I took Sadie shopping yesterday and that was an interesting experience. It involved a bottle of glass cleaner spilling all over the floor, haha.

She had fun running around the parking lot in her new daisy skirt that I got off of Facebook Marketplace. Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace are downright dangerous for me! I want to buy everything, lol.

Toddler running through parking lot in black and yellow daisy skirt

I also filmed a vlog of our day together on Thursday since it had been a while since I last vlogged!

Are you a morning person or a night owl?

What’s your favorite type of sandwich?

Are you a fan of Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace?



  1. I’m a morning person but is 3:30 considered morning or night lol. That’s a very early wake up.

    Sounds like you had a good week!

    I like Facebook Marketplace but sometimes you really have to comb through listings to find what you want. Sometimes I don’t have the time or patience for it haha. If it’s something I immediately need then I don’t typically go to Facebook Marketplace but if it’s a want or something I don’t need right away then I’ll browse

    1. I know, right! I think it’s considered night, LOL.

      I am with you on FB Marketplace when you have the time and patience to look through all the listings. Otherwise, it’s off to Amazon I go 😉

  2. I’m a night person. I wish I was a morning person, but I also don’t want to work that hard at changing my natural tendencies. Haha!

    Yay! You’re raising another little book lover. Books and libraries are magical. Sadie in that skirt is adorable! At least a bottle of glass cleaner was easier to clean up than a bottle of…I don’t know…peanut butter, would have been!

    1. I didn’t know you were a night person! I would have a hard time changing over from being a morning gal to a night person for sure.

      Truly, books and libraries are magical! Sharing the love of reading and books with Sadie has been so rewarding!

      I was thinking the same thing about the glass cleaner!

  3. I’m definitely a morning person! I love starting my day with coffee and my bible reading ❤️✔️
    Since I have never used Facebook marketplace, I guess I will have to say Craig’s list. That’s where we got our sweet little cat Felix!
    I would have to say my favorite sandwich is ham and Swiss cheese with yellow mustard on rye or pumpernickel.
    We had so much fun with you, Sadie and Niva.
    Never.a.dull.moment. 😂
    Love you,

  4. I enjoyed your vlog. It looks like you all had a great day. 🙂

    I’m definitely a morning person, as long as I have coffee lol. I like to get up at 7 or earlier so I can workout before work.

    My favourite type of sandwich is mature cheddar cheese with pickles.

    I haven’t used Facebook Marketplace and I don’t think we have Craigslist in the UK. If I buy something that’s pre-owned, I tend to use eBay.

    Hope you have a lovely Sunday. 🙂

      1. I believe we have Chutney in the US! It’s definitely not as common as jelly or jams, but I think specialty food stores carry it. So neat about how a cheese and pickle sandwich is a “thing” in the UK! Cultural food differences are SO fascinating to me, too!

  5. I’m with you on being a morning person, but 3:30 is definitely a bit early even for me. 😉

    I LOVE Sadie’s romper in the pictures at the beginning (library pics)! So cute on her! So glad you two got to spend some time at the library!

    Aww, I’m so glad Sadie Mae is loving PB&J just like her Mama! ❤

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