What we've been...

listening to:

Me! I don't remember if I mentioned it or not but we've got a piano now and I'm loving it. It's taken me a little while to get back into the swing of things, seeing as how I hadn't played in almost9 years, but I'm getting there. I don't have a ton of music yet either but I found some free printable classical pieces that are fun for the kids to listen to as well (claire de lune, arabian dance from the nutcracker, Canon in D, etc)

Of course, I'm not our only source of musical entertainment and since the piano is directly above Craig's basement bed, he tends to prefer it if I refrain from playing when he's trying to sleep so we've been having a lot of fun listening to Colin Buchanan songs. They are fun bible songs with an Australian twist...God doesn't just care about lily's and birds but wombats and kangaroos too!


I've had several non-fiction books going for a while and they are good but I just can't seem to make much progress. But I picked up Her Mother's Hope and so far I'm really enjoying it. I don't normally read much christian fiction but Francine Rivers is an exception because it can actually be considered good. Our church is going to have a women's book review meet-up next month to discuss it. I don't think I've ever been to a fictional book discussion before which is shocking since it's totally my type of thing.


Not Downton Abbey. I just never got into this third season. I thought it was because I got behind and then was spoiled by the info about Sybil. I finally forced myself to get through that episode but only because I remembered it was in English so I could watch it while sorting my folders of photos. I thought maybe I'd be more willing to watch knowing that was in the past but I never felt inspired to watch another and I knew for sure I wouldn't finish the season when my reaction to the news about Matthew, one of my favorite characters, was "Eh."

I am trying to finish up three different k-dramas, (one of which I'm simulcasting or I would have finished it LONG ago). I wanted to be done before Craig switched back to day shift but I didn't quite make it.  I went ahead and made a page specifically for them, I just couldn't help myself. It's a little disconceriting seeing them all listed at once - that's a lot of time I've spent doing nothing. But I console myself with the knowledge that I'll watch a lot less this next month since I'm not filling up empty evenings.


We haven't done much home projects lately but we just started two different ones this week. Curtains for the masterbedroom and a "mother culture" board for my kitchen. Hopefully we'll have them both done next week! There is a pinterest challenge coming up on YHL, a favorite blog of mine, and I'd love to participate so that provides extra motivation to get them done!


  1. Hi MacKenzie! Do you know what night the book review is? I totally want to be there. We need you guys to come over soon!

  2. Yes we do. I'm pretty sure it's March 15th but I don't remember the time. It will be in the bulletin so I'll email you after church this Sunday.