Thanksgiving Lessons: Mixed Media Journal
It is Thanksgiving week and I would be remiss not to mention a few things for which I want to thank God. I learned quite a bit this year about my misplaced priorities. I have always measured my daily profitability by creativity. If I didn’t have creative time during the day, I would feel that I hadn’t accomplished anything.
Being home with all my children since March of this year has dropped my creative time more than half of what it was while they were in school. And of course, once we started schooling at home, it has decreased even more. As you can imagine, maintaining the house and the daily needs of my family take up a lot of my extra time but God is changing my heart about how I judge profitability. I am learning to enjoy the extra time that I spend with my children and I have even found myself suggesting family activities in our free hours. Hours that I would otherwise spend doing what I want to do.
The biggest lesson I have learned in 2020 is that time spent with my children/family is a better gage of profitability than my creative time. Creative time has its place but when it comes down to it, investing in the lives of my children is more worthwhile.
If you want to see how I journaled what I learned from this year, my Lessons and Blessings Journal is over at the StencilGirl blog today. I have LOTS of pictures and journal pages, using my StencilGirl stencils. You can see it HERE.
The Little Chef
Pumpkin Rice Krispy Treats
Another blessing from this year has been the fabulous online charter school we found for our boys. My littlest man joined baking club which meets every other week and in between he has been attending virtual field trips that have kept him baking and cooking up a storm. He has gained so much confidence in the kitchen and surprised us with all his delicious bakes. Here are a few of his recent makes in class.
Yeasted Dinner Rolls
I am joining the T day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. For my drink today, I am sharing my new tea again. Taste-wise it didn’t have any pear flavor so I was disappointed. I tasted only white tea. Not to mention that I broke out in hives two hours within drinking a cup of this tea. I decided to give it one more try in the hopes that it was something I ate and not the tea. I made a pot the next day but the hives remained. I haven’t had a cup since but a week later, I still have the hives. So that is a mystery.
Happy Tea Day,