Routine & Inspiration.

Hello all! Today was a typical Wednesday (thankfully).

Isaac and I attended his dance class at our friend Summer’s house…

And then we visited our horse friends…

Later, we returned home for Isaac’s afternoon nap and I worked on my new spring quilt project…
 
Ahhh… sometimes simple routine feels so good. I was thankful for it today.

I usually spend Isaac’s nap time listening to the radio or a book on tape as I meander through the house completing various chores. But today, as I cut fabrics, I turned the television to the Oprah show. She was hosting “The Dinner of a Lifetime” for Sydney Poitier. It was an amazing show. I found tears streaming down my face through much of it. He is an absolutely incredible man … so inspiring … so unassuming, gracious, wise, humble, etc… And as I watched him speak, as I’ve done many times before, I realized that there is so much I could learn from him about how to raise my son to be a strong , loving and inspirational man. So, I did what I have been meaning to do for a long time, I finally bought his book on Amazon.com. Both Halis and I have been wanting to read it … and I believe the Universe was reminding me (again) that it is time to take a closer look at the valuable lessons I can learn from this man … so I am now anxiously awaiting the book’s arrival.

And for some crafting inspiration, I also purchased Amy Butler’s In Stitches via Amazon:

And for yet another *rare* indulgence, I purchased 2 yards of the following fabric by Heather Ross. I found it on SewZanne’s Fabrics. I tell myself that I purchased it for use in creating a gift for my brother … but I secretly want it all for my own … shhh! (I am very open to suggestions on what I can do with this delicious fabric…for me or for my brother 🙂

Tomorrow’s plan (so far):
laundry
baked chicken
some sewing

creation of grocer list

Ebay packaging
clean Isaac’s room
go for a walk
blog

Love,
Jodi
Jodi Renshaw

About Jodi Renshaw

Jodi is a homeschooling Mom, a photographer, a wife, and a proud resident of the city of Bangor. She spends part of her time working at a locally-owned shop in the downtown area, part of her time homeschooling her favorite young man, and most of her time behind a camera lens. She often writes about adoption, family life, homeschooling, and community.