40 before 40

Scenes From Our Week – Week 33

The week started off relaxing with Mother’s Day on Sunday.  I was able to find time to take my new Kindle Fire onto the porch and do some reading.  While reading on the porch, we found out we had a new little family living underneath us. Unfortunately, one of them was found on the ground…
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Scenes From Our Week – Week 32

While Mom was in surgery on Thursday, I kept her rings safe.  We are waiting to hear the results of the biopsy tomorrow afternoon.  We are continuing to pray for good news and smooth transition towards healing. The last soccer games of the season were Saturday morning.  It was a beautiful morning and both boys…
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Scenes From Our Week : Week 31

I spent two days in LaCrosse with my mom and finally got some answers to part of her health problems and the answers are easily manageable.  Now, we just have to get through her biopsy of the lung this week.  Your prayers are working!  I took this photo for my husband because I go by…
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Scenes From Our Week – Week 30

This has been a stressful week to say the least.  My mom is still battling some health issues and there have been lots of phone calls and stressful moments trying to decide the best course of action.  This next month is going to be full of dr appointments but, also, hopefully some answers.  Please continue…
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Scenes from Our Week – Week 29

Patrick turned 12 on Wednesday as you may have read in an earlier post.  One of the things he is most excited about with being 12, is being able to finally sit in the front seat of the van!  It will be different to have someone riding next to me now….where will I set all…
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Scenes From Our Week – Week 28

I have lots of photos to share this week from Easter, a band concert, soccer and birthday parties.  It seems there are always lots of activities in the spring that keep us running from place to place. After arriving home from the sunrise service, I was able to snap a quick photo of the kids…
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Scenes From Our Week: Week 27

We started the week celebrating Palm Sunday with the kids singing in church.  They did such an awesome job! Thanks to my friend Andrea for getting this photo.  I wasn’t sure I could direct and take a photo at the same time! We then spent the afternoon and evening with family celebrating our nephew, Zach’s…
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Half-Way There

I have just 6 months left in my 40 before 40 Challenge I created for myself.  I have completed 11 of the 40 and am working weekly on several others.  Yet, others, I haven’t even started.  But, if I don’t have something to work towards and be held accountable to, I may never have accomplished…
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Scenes From Our Week – Week 25, A Cheer Up Gift, Flowers and a Bookshelf

I had gotten the idea on PINTEREST to send someone a “Cheer Up” package with everything being yellow.  So, I changed it a bit and sent a “Happy Spring” package to my niece who is in PA School.  I found some neat yellow items on sale at ZULILY.com and the rest I got at Target.  It…
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Scenes From Our Week – Week 24

After coming home from Minnesota, I gave Reagan these hair curlers we had found in a shop.  They are called  Curl Upand are heart-shaped sponges that you roll your wet hair into.  Then you just sleep in them and wake up in the morning with gorgeous curls.  Well, Reagan’s hair is so fine, by 2AM,…
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Stacie's bookshelf: read-in-2023

The Lazy Genius Kitchen: Have What You Need, Use What You Have, and Enjoy It Like Never Before
Your Table Is Ready: Tales of a New York City Maître D'
The Royal Governess: A Novel of Queen Elizabeth II's Childhood
Food Fight
This Time Tomorrow
To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings
Kiss Me in the Coral Lounge: Intimate Confessions from a Happy Marriage
Save What's Left
Remarkably Bright Creatures
The Galveston Diet: The Doctor-Developed, Patient-Proven Plan to Burn Fat and Tame Your Hormonal Symptoms
Golden Hills
The Girl with the Louding Voice
The Favor
Small Things Like These
This Is How I Lied
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
Audrey L and Audrey W: Best Friends-ish: Book 1
Audrey L and Audrey W: True Creative Talents: Book 2
Chasing Giants: In Search of the World's Largest Freshwater Fish
The Puzzler: One Man's Quest to Solve the Most Baffling Puzzles Ever, from Crosswords to Jigsaws to the Meaning of Life
In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It
It Is Well With My Soul: My Story
Have I Told You This Already?: Stories I Don’t Want to Forget to Remember
Book Lovers
A Girl Called Samson
Finn and the Feline Frenemy
The Levee
The Golden Spoon
Only the Beautiful
Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories
The Sisters Sweet
Fish in a Tree
This Tender Land
Intermittent Fasting Transformation: The 45-Day Program for Women to Lose Stubborn Weight, Improve Hormonal Health, and Slow Aging
The Mostly True Story of Tanner and Louise
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice from Dear Sugar
Ben Y and the Ghost in the Machine
The Great Gilly Hopkins
BenBee and the Teacher Griefer
We Should Not Be Friends: The Story of a Friendship
Blue Highways: A Journey into America
Beyond the Point
The Family
The Bookstore Sisters
And Finally: Matters of Life and Death
The Cactus
Black Cake
Ban This Book
I'm Glad My Mom Died
These Precious Days: Essays
Evidence of the Affair
The Night Travelers
Out of the Corner
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
One Day in December