I’m linking up with two lady bloggers today! Ha, I think that’s funny. Maybe I’m overachieving a bit today?

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I chose prompt 1 today from Mama Kat. And, I did it, because I was scrolling through FB and I landed on Kat’s post. She chose this same prompt, and her’s is awesome! You can read it if you click her button above.

1.) 10 Things to Smile About (inspired by Things I Can’t Say)

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I’m linking up with There’s Just One Mommy for the same reason. I was scrolling through earlier today, and ran across her Thankful Thursday post. It made me smile, so I thought, maybe I’ll try to eek out time to write one of my own today? So, here I am!

1. Birthday presents! My youngest daughter, Claire just turned 2 this month. We had a great party at a local park, and we were blessed with lots of great gifts. I know sometimes it feels like the toys could take over your house, but recently I purged some, so that’s not an issue yet. It’s just awesome to watch my girls play together with their toys! Especially these new ponies that they got last night, from a good friend at church!

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2. Claire is learning to talk. Slowly but surely.

3. Oh my goodness, how did this wait till number 3, we got a new house! It is a dream home for us!!

 

4. We’re going to visit my good friend, Michelle, today! And, the girls get to play with her 7 year old daughter, Ella Grace! I’m so thrilled!!

5. The kitchen is still clean. That’s something to write home about!

6. I love my church family. We are all going through some major changes and struggles right now, but I am so blessed to have them.

7. My husband is Captain Adventure, the captain of my heart, and he loves me so well. Sometimes I am overwhelmed by it. This morning was one of those times. I was just going through normal chore activities, and I don’t even know what triggered it, I just thought about how he takes such good care of me and the girls and my heart was overwhelmed!

8. Good music! How could we live without good music. I just don’t know. I’ve always thought that dance was the purest form of expression. But, I’ve never been a dancer. My daughter is a beautiful dancer, and I’m just so thankful that we get to put her in ballet class this fall. I’m in the research stage right now. But, I started this with music… Probably, because I am listening to my good friend, Bess McCrary, sing on Spotify, right now, and I just LOOOOOVE music! I AM a singer, and I truly believe singing keeps me alive. I also pinned two musical pins this week! Love them.

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9. Bess has an awesome new album. “For Happy.” If you click on the picture above of her singing you will be whisked away to her Facebook page.

10. I found a new app today. Photo Grid. It’s a droid app. I’ve already made my first collage, from pictures of our new home! I haven’t figured out how to transfer it here yet though. Hmmm? Maybe soon 🙂

Hey y’all! I’m linking up with Mama Kat today! Yay, it’s nice to see her and her cronies again today. I chose prompt number 2.

2.) “Currently”. A simple list of things you’re currently feeling as seen at Sometimes Sweet.

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READING

I’m reading two books right now. The first one is “Silver Lining” by Ann Goering. I love her books. “Silver Lining” is part of the Mother’s of Glendale series. I’ve been reading it for a LONG time now, because I’ve had a really hard time focusing on books lately. Reading has always been one of my absolutely favorite things to do, but like I said, lately I just can’t concentrate, I also have been more interested in watching mind numbing stuff on TV (read: my computer) then reading. But, I hope this trends will end soon. Yesterday I downloaded a book sample on my Kindle App. It’s a book by Charles Martin, who my Mom loves. It is called “Chasing Fireflies.” I read the introduction. It was *thrilling*! I will definitely be either downloading the full version, or finding it at the library today.

LISTENING TO

Well, quite literally, as I write, I am listening to Megan Hilty (of Smash and Broadway fame! Eek!!) sing “Blower’s Daughter” on Spotify. I’m glad I’m listening to music again. When I’m depressed I don’t really listen to music at all, except in the car. Friday night my depression passed, after five weeks of torture, and Saturday I started listening to Spotify again. Hurray for music!!

THINKING ABOUT

Everything! Seriously. Nothing is off limits. When my brain switches from depression to Mania my mind rushes all over the place. I’m thinking about: this blog, starting VBS next week, my friends, racism, the Trayvon Martin/Zimmerman case, differences of opinion there and where the truth lies, the Fine Arts Academy, what’s for dinner, Lizzy-Jane starting DANCE CLASS(!) in the fall, therapy, how to push through the exhaustion of PMS next month (so as not to fall into another depression), seeing Kristen Hedberg in Carousel Saturday night, exercise and many more things that are just dancing beyond the surface right now.

WATCHING

Ha ha! I watch a lot of stuff. I just watched “Kids React To Controversial Cheerios Commercial.”

You should, too!

At night, with my husband, I’ve been watching MI-5. It’s a BBC show that we watch on Netflix. It’s pretty good. A friend recommended it to me a while back. There are 10 seasons. I think we are still on season 2. It’s not as good, to me, as say Fringe or Alias or Scandal or The Good Wife, but I like it.

On my own I am watching “Orange Is The New Black”, also on Netflix. I’m really enjoying that. It is very vulgar, so if you are sensitive to vulgarity, don’t watch it. But, other then that it is very interesting and captivating!

BUMMED OUT ON

What? I don’t know. Umm…I’m bummed out that ideas and beliefs can be so polarizing, and that people often don’t listen to understand each other’s point of view. The Trayvon Martin case has brought this up most recently. So many people have such strong opinions, and I feel like I must be stupid or racist if I don’t agree. I truly want to understand all sides of every issue. And, I want to have love and compassion for all people.

LOVING

I love music. I love to sing. I wish I had more opportunities to sing.

My husband, he’s just so awesome!

My girls, they are the sweetest, and I’m so amazed that they adjust to my major mood shifts, with my Bipolar Disorder, so well. If I’m depressed, they are more than happy to sit in my lap, and be tickled, hugged and kissed, while I watch TV. Or else they play very well on their own. If I’m hypo manic or just feeling good, they seem to get excited about each new activity we try out.

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So, what about you? Would you like to share what all you’re currently up to? If so, link up with Mama Kat!