My nightstand is always a good way to take a pulse on where I am in life. Some months it’s stacked (way too) high with books on curriculum, philosophies, Bible studies and maybe, just maybe a novel or two that I’m trying desperately to get through before I have to renew it again at the library. Some months there’s nothing but my Bible. Some months it’s a notebook of paper that my husband and I are busy writing plans for life in. This month it’s a few old and new books that I’m leisurely loving on.
That stack of binders on the right are my children’s baby books. Maybe it’s finally being settled after our move or perhaps I’m feeling just a bit nostalgic with two of my babies getting ready to celebrate birthdays in the next few weeks. I’m not sure. Either way, I gave them some space this month and I’ve been enjoying adding entries to the pages while reminiscing over past memories.
These particular books are from seller Ruby Love on Etsy. My only complaint is that they came out with Rifle Paper Co. books AFTER I had my last baby. But I digress.
The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder is the current read my son Donovan and I are going through. At 5 years old I’m impressed that he’s not only this far into the series, but able to narrate different sections of each of the books well. The Long Winter isn’t our favorite – I would much rather read about all of the feasting (hello Farmer Boy!) or the games they played but I can’t help but be impressed by the ingenuity and determination the Ingalls’ had.
The Life Giving Home by Sally and Sarah Clarkson is one that I’m currently partway through. And I’m loving it. It paints a picture of life that is simply lovely and warm and welcoming. It’s provides a framework for something I’ve been searching for as I transition from my busy working life into stay-at-home mom. I’ll post an official review when I’ve finished it.
Finally, Different also by Sally Clarkson and her son Nathan Clarkson. I haven’t started this one yet, but I’ve heard good things. Having my own outside-the-box kid, I’m looking forward to hearing the Clarkson’s story.
That’s it for this month. What are your current reads?