Saturday's Letters

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Sept. 24, 2015
This morning, I've been a machine. I spent some time with God, finished up a journal, sipped some coffee, read a little bit more in my book, and made a list for the day. When I finally got up off the couch, I went from room to room commencing my Saturday morning cleaning routine that I've started here at The Queen's Cottage.

Just as I was finishing up, the sun started STREAMING through the windows. Every time I look out the front window I see the last few leaves skittering down the street thanks to the breeze that came to push them along. Blue skies always cheer me up and sometimes they inspire me too. I started thinking ahead to what this day might hold and writing a few letters to people in my life...

Dear Aunt Claudia: Thanks for teaching me about putting eggnog in my coffee. I had some this morning and it was just as good as when I sipped it with you in your kitchen last December.

Dear Smoke Alarm Installers: Why does this tiny house have a million smoke alarms? Was it really necessary to place them where they would go off every single time I make a piece of toast, clean the oven, or brown onions in a skillet? I think not. It's kind of hilarious, but also super annoying.

Dear God: Thank you for your Word, for SUNSHINE after days of rain (and a few hours of snow), and for other Christians. May every blessing be a reminder to me of my walk with You. May my
habits be consistent and my mortifying of sin be constant, that I may keep in step with your Spirit.

Dear Mom: Thanks for being who you are. Thanks for being one of my best friends. Thanks for scouring every used book section for anything by EB White (and making me look through the "spiritual" section where I found "One Man's Meat" on Wednesday). Thanks for telling me to get that old poetry collection of Eugene Field's, whoever he is. You were right...I'm glad I got it. 

Dear Youngest Brother and Sister: Why you want to leeeeeeave me???? I hope you're having fun on your rock climbing trip, but boy is it quiet around here without you!

Dear Fellow Bloggers: Every time I think I'm about to get back to blogging on a regular basis, I don't. Sooo many good intentions. Tons of ideas. Zero motivation to sit down and build posts. What tips do you have for me to get back into it???

That's all I've got for now...Enjoy your Saturday!!!


  1. Sunshine! I'm waiting. I think tomorrow will be the day.

    When I'm not motivated, I plug ahead anyway. I also try to jot down things that come to mind when I'm doing other things then save it as a draft. I could really post every day for about 2 1/2 months just with drafts I have stored. (I forget about them, too. ;))

  2. I miss your posts! But I totally get it...when you have to force it it's not fun. Sounds like you have plenty going on in your life to keep you happily busy in other ways though! You'll come back to it when you're ready. I always have.

  3. I love these letters!! I know I already said this on your Instagram, but eggnog in coffee is THE BEST! Also, the "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" reference made me so happy. That's one of my family's favourite movies! If you find any good tips for blogging regularly, let me know. I've been such a blog slacker lately!

  4. Yikes! Sounds like a lot of smoke alarms in your house! At least you're SUPER safe, haha!

    Your mom sounds awesome. I love that she is so thoughtful of you. :)

  5. Eggnog in coffee is MY FAVORITE THING EVER. I haven't seen eggnog in stores yet (?!?!?!) but as soon as I do, I'm grabbing some.


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