Thoughts & Happenings 2/19/17

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Little Elizabeth doesn’t stay in one size for long. One day, her clothes fit fine, the next I try to put her pants on but her chubby thighs won’t let me and I know it’s time to move up. So I buy the next size up and I think, “Ok, now I have enough clothes for her,” and then she grows out of them two weeks later! lol Slow down, girl.

clothes-eA few days ago, I found some things for her at our thrift shop. I bought four pairs of pants, a pair of shorts, and a shirt. Each cost between $1 and $3. Some of the pants are too long but I’m going to hem them; I had to buy larger to accommodate for her cloth diaper (and those thighs). ;)

bed-sheetI also found a really cute twin bed sheet that I’m going to cut and use for fabric. It was $4. I have all kinds of ideas for it!

books

We went to two libraries this week. I am still reading the same (fiction) book as I mentioned several days ago, but this week I accumulated a good many non-fiction books as well. When I’ll have time to read them is anyone’s guess (lol), but I aim to at least try. I’ve learned the art of skimming; for example, I read a good three-fourths of Do More, Spend Less last night in about 30 minutes because of skimming. I slow down when a section of a book captures my full attention but otherwise I skim. Do you skim non-fiction or do you thoroughly read?

This week was our week “off” from homeschooling so I could plan for the next three. Between the libraries and getting Maggie’s drivers license, I didn’t get it all done which means I have to finish today.

I hope you’ve been having a great weekend and enjoy the upcoming week! ^_^

8 thoughts on “Thoughts & Happenings 2/19/17

  1. Baby clothes are so hard to keep up with! It looks like you are as ambitious as I am when I go to the library, and then I read… one. Haha! I don’t read a lot of non-fiction, but when I do, I generally read them pretty thoroughly. Probably a leftover habit from college!

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    1. Ambitious – that’s how I’m going to start describing my library lending habits! ^_^ Haha, Maggie and I are bad about not reading books we check out, too. I really want to read the ones I got this time, though!

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    1. She is between sizes at the moment. She fits into 18m but pants end up being about an inch too long; shorts and dresses in 18m fit fine. She wears 2T-3T to accommodate for the cloth diapers, but they are (of course) too long. lol

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  2. I am totally guilty of skimming non-fiction too. It’s all good though bc I read crafty things that I’d love to make someday but can’t get to now anyway. And the books that are good for now…it’s taken me WAY too long to read through…usually one of the kids need something and I forget to get back to it. So skimming is good! And I love thrift store finds…looks like you scored! :)

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    1. It takes me a long time to thoroughly read books, too. Yesterday, I finally finished a novel that I started on Feb 1st. :P
      I’m glad you can relate to skimming. It gets the important parts covered! ^_^

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