Friday, February 28, 2020

Leaping Into March

Wow. January was about 317 days long and February lasted only a minute. I have not written a single blog post in February, but fortunately we're in a leap year which means I'm not too late.

Someone I met last night asked me how I fill my time here at the lake and I had to scratch my head a little. I'm never actively looking for something to do because there's always something to do, but what have I been doing this month besides not blogging?

Well there's that darn Coronavirus and babies living in South Korea. I suppose I've spent a fair amount of time this month reading about it, praying about it, and FaceTiming my people with reminders to do/not do all the things they already know to do or not do, but it makes me feel better to remind them anyway. I'm a mom and that's what moms do, right?

Speaking of babies is he just the cutest ever?

His mama is pretty adorable too.

And this guy is just the light of our lives. He is hilarious and chatty and smart and busy. We love these darling boys as hard as we can from a million miles away.

I know it's only 7,000-something but it feels like a million.

So what else is happening round here? Uh, we've had some rain. SOME rain. Lots and lots and lots of rain. Ridiculous amounts in fact but I've decided that is 'winter' in the Palmetto State. Spring is coming and I've got daffodils blooming and we are so ready for blue skies and lake shenanigans.

I've been reading a lot, currently finishing up this month's book club selection-Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. It's one of those books you read with your stomach clenched because you know incredibly hard sad things have happened and more will be coming with every turn of the page.

I recently finished The Lost Man by Jane Harper and loved it. Set in the Australian Outback and a really good read. I also finished Slaves of Obsession which is a William Monk story for those of you who read Anne Perry, A Nearly Normal Family by M.T. Edvardsson which was good, but I think lost a little something in the translation from Swedish to English, and The Wives by Tarryn Fisher which I thought was a teensy bit crazy.

We're not people who binge watch much, but I got hooked on a Netflix program called Hinterland and had to see it through. Hubs said it was too depressing to watch more than one episode at a time, but I loved it. For one thing it's set in the Welsh countryside and the scenery is spectacular. Makes me long for a trip across the pond in the worst way. The storyline is excellent and while the episodes are long the series season is short.

When I think about it I guess it's just been everyday February life happening round here...exercising, Bible Studying, cooking, card playing, tax organizing, spending time with friends, and of course not blogging. That last bit is about to change because I signed up for a ten day writing challenge hosted by Kate Motaung (go here for details), which means ten blog posts in ten days using the word prompt she provides.

Starting Monday.


Hope you've had a quiet cozy February in your little corner of the world too.

Forward March!


  1. I read that book "Before We Were Yours". It's so hard to believe people can really be like that and treat other people so horribly.

  2. Oh, sorry. I forgot to say your grandsons are such cuties. They are growing so fast as children seem to do. Take care and have a great weekend!

  3. Praying for your little family in S. Korea. I have friends there as well (Navy) and I worry for them and their children. All will be in my prayers.

  4. It's good to see you back blogging. Your grandboys are SO adorable. I totally get how nervous you must be about the coronavirus and their safety. I tell you, I know you must hate being so far away. CAn you FaceTime that far? I love FaceTiming with my grandboys... when I don't make a quick trip up to see them. Anyway, welcome back Joyce. Good to see you here.

  5. Good to see you and of course your adorable boys. Yay for facetiming!

  6. I always enjoy your posts. You inspired me to sign up for the writing challenge. Your grandsons are adorable. It's hard when they are far away. Mine aren't as far away as yours (I'm in NY and they are in VA) and I'm lucky to have some just ten miles down the road, but I sure do miss those VA grands! I will keep your daughter and her family in my prayers.

  7. I cannot even imagine the concern you have for your South Korea family. Bless you! Those boys are absolutely adorable. I have blogged twice this month. I have become quite the slacker lately. Have a wonderful weekend and good to check in on you.

  8. The kids are getting so big! I keep them in my prayers. They will be fine. You got some good reading in over the past weeks! It is good to catch up!! I will look forward to your 10-days!

  9. It's always fun to see the notification of your latest blog pop up on my screen. You do such a good job of expressing yourself in ways the rest of us can relate to.

  10. I too have taken a month off from blogging and did my first return post today. I decided to join you on the 10-Day Writing Challenge and hope I can hold out that long. Those boys, and yes that daughter as well, are so adorable. I know you miss them terribly but Facetime is a good substitute until you can actually touch them. So good to have you back.

  11. Yes he is adorable and I can't believe he is 4 months already. Of course grandson #1 is a handsome dude too! Sounds like you are keeping buys. So sad about the virus. My dad is going into a nursing home and I would love to be there but I'm too afraid to fly, especially with my lung issues.