Letting Go

by admin on February 16, 2018

I’m going away this weekend to a mother’s retreat, I’m so excited! So, between getting the house ready and myself packed, I wasn’t able to go through more areas of toys. I ended up sorting through some stuff in the first floor bathroom cabinets.  I had a lot of cloth diaper stuff in there that has been needing to be dealt with for a long time.

I have been putting off getting rid of some left over baby stuff.  I hadn’t used the cloth diapers for a long time.  But the thought of getting rid of them overwhelmed me.  Why?  I asked myself the same question.  I mean, they get pooed and peed in, so why would I be holding on to them like a treasure!  I think it is more what they represent; a baby.  A new soul toddling around here, growing and learning, and being loved. I trust God’s plan for us, I know He loves me. I hold the hope that another baby will be part of His plan for us.

In the meantime, or if our baby having time is over, I need to pass these on to another mother.  I hope that they will in some way bless her as she tends her babies.  I can’t hope to receive blessings if I my hands are clutched tightly.  And I think that passing them on will help me to travel whatever path God sees fit to set my feet upon.

Have you been ramping up this week?  I hope it is going well!

I love cloth diapers on a baby! So cute!



Catch the Last Train to Goodwill

by admin on February 15, 2018


I actually sorted all of these on this past Monday (I know, it really shouldn’t count towards the FBFFD, but I was especially motivated to get them done, and opportunity knocked).  I was absolutely amazed by the sheer amount of trains.  There were 5 Percys, 3 Skarloeys, 3 Berties, 3 Tobys, 3 Harolds, and 7 Thomases.  Why?  Why would anyone have 7 Thomases?  Well, toy companies are no fools.  They know that they can charge more for a track set if it comes with the train.  And that people will buy the track set for their child, even if it comes with yet another Thomas or Percy.  And of course you’ll buy the 60th anniversary Percy because he is silver not green, or a motorized Toby and a talking Toby, because they don’t make one that does both.

Okay, now that I’ve finished my rant about toy companies, we can move on to more enjoyable things.  I was able to consolidate the train toys and tracks into 2 small plastic bins, rather than the big, ugly, dilapitated box they were in.

What success did you have today?

See how happy Percy is since the extra trains left Sodor!




Toys Were Us

February 14, 2018

As I said yesterday, my plan is to start with toys.  I managed to gather all of the cars we have in the house.  Now, this is a group of toys that I do purge a couple of times a year.  I’m not even sure where some of these cars came from! I had just […]

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Setting Goals

February 13, 2018

I thought I’d write today about how to go about having a more effective approach to the Forty Bags for Forty Days (FBFFD) challenge. As with most things in life, a good way to start is to plan what you want to accomplish during this Forty days. Here’s how I typically begin: 1. Gird my […]

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Forty Bags for Forty Days

February 12, 2018

It’s that time of year again! I actually look forward to Lent. I know that might sound strange, but I find it to be the extra kick in pants that I need to make changes that I’ve been thinking about. I’m inviting you to join me! Here’s how it works: Each day, as you go […]

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Silent and still

February 12, 2018

This post was originally written on June 11th 2017.  I wasn’t ready to share it then, but I think I am now.   We’ve had a rough couple of weeks here.  My last post was about life just beginning, and it was for me and my baby.  I’ve had three miscarriages in the past, the […]

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Brand New

February 22, 2017

Isn’t life strange and beautiful? My brother and his wife had a baby tonight. I wasn’t able to be there because they live in Arizona and I live in New England, but he sent me a video of her peacefully sleeping. And I couldn’t help but be struck by the fact that the birth of […]

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February 14, 2017

Yesterday I told you about the humdinger of a storm we had. We awoke this morning to a waist high wall of snow at the end of the driveway. This was placed there by the plow as it went by pushing the snow as best they can.  I accept that there is only so much […]

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When it snows, plan your garden

February 13, 2017

So here in the Northeast, we are in the midst of a Nor’easter. If you are unfamiliar with the term, it means a humdinger of a storm. As the snow whips about outside, we are safely ensconced in the house, each of us finding ways to entertain ourselves. I’ve got my fleece blanket, my rice […]

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Preach it, Gandalf!

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