First Week of 2020

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I started off my year with a minor cold (I came down with it on December 28th). However, I was happy that for the first time in a while, I was not sick on Christmas. The beginning of this year was packed!

My friend Kelsey came and spent the New Year with us. We took some long walks, stayed up and greeted 2020 while sharing stories of God's goodness, and recorded the second season of Classics with Kelsey and Sarah. It was a wonderful way to start off the New Year. I especially enjoyed getting to show Kelsey where I worked and all the wonderful, deep conversations we had. Perhaps my favorite conversation was on how important we both feel the Sabbath is.

I was very blessed that Kelsey came and spent time with me even though I had a cold and my coughing interrupted us a couple of times.

 I drove for three hours while listening to Treasure of the Snow to spend a couple of days with my dear friend Michelle. We met many years ago at a political convention. We kept up via Facebook and phone calls through the ups and downs of her single years. I got to be a bridesmaid in her wedding, spend some time with her when she went through a health challenge, and I've been able to be part of her little boy, Asher's life. It was fun to be able to spend her birthday with her. On the way home. I started listening to An Untamed Heart by Lauraine Snelling. It was a very sweet book.
I was really grateful to spend Tuesday at the zoo with three of my sisters and my Mom. I hadn't been in a long time and the weather was perfect for it! The sloth was the most active I've ever seen it, as were the lions. The Camron Park Zoo is really such a wonderful place. If you follow me on Instagram (@thedestinyofoneuathor) you probably saw some of the fun photos I posted.
Yesterday was full of a lot of work. I finally cleaned my room, packaged up some books for shipping, started a baby quilt for a friend, and a few other chores that had been hanging over me for a while. While not exciting, or photo-worthy, it was nice to accomplish a lot of little things.

Yes,  this is a reread. I read it only a few months ago, but I wanted to start off the year with the powerful reminders this book contains. I loved the audiobook! 
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This may be for younger readers, but I got a lot out of it. It is well-written and powerful.
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This was a gentle story of farming life. It was a very nice read.
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This is a book I got for review. I was a bit sluggish in reviewing it, but it was still wonderful. Thomson is one of my favorite writers. I love her insight into the book of Matthew.
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What have you been up to this week?

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  1. Sometimes accomplishing those little things that have just been put off feels better than working on a big project. :)