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Books and Baking

Books and baking. I’m pretty sure that could have been the name of this blog 😉

I feel like it has been a while since I last posted, but it has only been a few days that have felt like weeks due to a not-so-fun sleep regression and toddler separation anxiety. God is teaching me so much as I parent Sadie and something I’m learning lately is to let go of expectations.

Toddler sitting in window with husky

There are a million things I’d like to do, but the most important thing is that I serve God and my family. I’m right where He has me and that’s what matters.

Some days I just won’t get my real estate work done, or the laundry folded, or even get to shower. Some days the only accomplishment I have achieved is getting my toddler to take a stroller nap.

Toddler sleeping in Graco stroller

I’m realizing that’s okay. This is such a short, precious season of my life with a little one who is so dependent on me. I’m blessed to be with her each and every day and I pray I can always be present and show her the love God has shown me ❤

Parenting a child can feel so all-consuming at times. It’s the hardest, most rewarding thing I’ve ever done and I constantly feel God refining my character and pushing me to seek Him in every moment.

Onto the baking and books. We had a church fellowship planned for Sunday night and I made blueberry muffins with a cinnamon crumble topping!

Blueberry muffins with cinnamon crumble topping

Church ended up being cancelled due to a power outage, so we enjoyed the muffins after dinner. We’ve had some windy days here lately.

Jimmy had another long day at work in West Virginia yesterday. He left our house at 5:45 am and got home at 9:45 pm. Sadie and I whipped up brown sugar pumpkin spice cookie dough while he was away and we baked it tonight for us to all celebrate an evening together 🙂

Brown sugar pumpkin spice cookies

Sorry about the poor lighting… daylight savings life, lol.

Let’s talk books! Here’s what I’m reading at the moment:

Books I’m eying up next:

Books Sadie has loving:

Are you reading any good books?

What’s the last thing you baked?

What’s the weather like where you live?

Currently: November 2020

It’s the penultimate month of 2020. Wild! It’s officially the holiday season, too, which is making me very happy. I’m really excited to share the joy of this time of year with our little Sader Tot 🙂

Fall leaves

Here’s what’s going on in my life this month.

Current books I just finished Etched in Sand and whew was it intense. Not a light read, but very moving. I’m onto one fiction book: Dear to Me and one nonfiction book: Midwife: An Adventure. Always reading about the Amish and midwifery, haha.

Current laugh When Jimmy and I were out last weekend we were in a store and I heard someone say “Ugh, when did boot cut jeans come back in style?” and I was so embarrassed… I’ve been wearing bootcut jeans for the past ten years, LOL.

Current baked good Sourdough bread. I’m back on the sourdough train and loving it!

Sourdough bread

Current beauty product Nail strips. I don’t know if I can go back to regular nail polish now! The fact that I don’t have to wait for my nails to dry is a game-changer.

Current obsession Crafting for Christmas. I’m so excited to decorate this year! Jimmy and I are butting heads on when we should decorate, though. He wants to wait until after Thanksgiving and I was ready at midnight on October 31st. What’s your take?

Current fact Amazon now delivers Siberian huskies 😉

Siberian Husky sitting in Amazon box

Current food I made tofu for the first time in years today. Who am I?! I like to marinate it in soy sauce, honey, garlic, and spices and then bake it at 400 degrees until it’s crispy.

Current excitement My sister is having her anatomy scan on Friday!

Current cuteness Sadie all bundled up for cold weather. Also, why does she suddenly look all grown up?!

Toddler wearing cat hat

Current drink We just opened a bag of this coffee. I’m not much of a dark roast gal, but Jimmy loves it so we switch between light and dark roasts!

Current question What is one thing bringing you joy lately?

A look back…

Currently: November 2017

Currently: November 2018

Currently: November 2019