What I’m Into January 2014 Edition

February 1, 2014 — 2 Comments

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January started off with several do-overs (like you do). I recharged my homeschool at the Homeschool Moms’ Winter Summit. I’ve reclaimed the house with some simple chore solutions, and I’ve been better about food choices (most days). Exercise, I’m looking at you next.

Reading

I finished 5 books this month: George Washington’s Secret SixThe GoldfinchTill We Have FacesHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I joined Jessica Howard’s YA Book and Movie Club for the year, so I grabbed the audio version of Sorcerer’s Stone to listen to on my way to the Summit. Per usual, I got lost in the land of Hogwarts and don’t want to leave.

On My Nightstand

I picked up The Rosie Project and The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend (a book about John Wayne’s famous movie as well as the legendary story of Cynthia Ann Parker’s capture by Comanche Indians) at the library. I’m almost finished with Notes from a Blue Bike, and I need to finish Pride and Prejudice for the Motherhood & Jane Austen Book Club.

Travel

Kids in LA
We headed to Louisiana this month, traveling with my husband as he conducted an honor band clinic and concert. The coolest part of the trip was the premier of his first commissioned piece for band. The kids and I also drove over to Mississippi one day to see the river, tour the Vicksburg Historical Park, and hang out with my buddy Tiffany.

Television

My reading hit the back burner over the last week or so with the return of Downton Abbey Season 4 and Sherlock. Why do they have to happen at the same time?
After dropping The Office at about Season 6 a few years ago, I decided to catch up via Netflix, so that I could watch the last season. I’m so glad I did. We just finished the last season a few weeks ago and loved it. We are starting at Season 1 of Parks and Rec now.

Music

Honestly, I could leave The Frozen Soundtrack on repeat 24/7 at our house, and my kids would still beg for more. Recently, we were talking about the movie at a friend’s house, and they were like, “We didn’t really like it. There was too much singing.” And I said, “How are we friends?”

Home Front

My husband and I just received the news this month that we are going to be moving to a new house soon. We move about every two years, but this opportunity landed in our laps. We are not leaving our community, and my husband isn’t switching jobs or anything. We are gaining square footage and another bedroom, plus shaving off commute time for Tyler. God is good.

Simple Things

I bought some peppermint oil and added it to my homemade cleaner. My house smells nice all the time now. My mother-in-law knitted some finger-less gloves for me. I make excuses to be in cold places, so I can wear them. I found Starbucks Holiday Blend on clearance at Kroger for $3.00 a bag. I have a new pen crush: Pentel Energel .5 mm point. My wedding ring got a much needed tune up, and it’s new and sparkly again.

What have YOU been up to this month? Linking up with Leigh Kramer and friends today.

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Kelly Wiggains, a high school English teacher turned homeschooling mom, likes to surround herself with good literature, beautiful things, and big ideas, and she wants her home to reflect those things, too. Here at KellyWiggains.com she talks about everything From Literature to Living.
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  • http://www.quirkybookworm.com/ Jessica @ Quirky Bookworm

    Yay! I’m so glad that you’re in the YABMC.

    And YAY Sherlock and Parks and Rec! Our “What I’m Into” posts have so many similarities. :)
    I might need to buy some peppermint oil… that’s a great idea!

  • http://www.leighkramer.com/ Leigh Kramer

    I really want to reread Harry Potter one of these days. I’ve been thinking about participating in YABMC but haven’t had time since it started. Putting Downton and Sherlock together has been a double whammy of awesomeness. I won’t know what to do with myself now that Sherlock has ended. That show is pure genius!