Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Task it Tuesday - May 19


Originally created by The Geeky Blogger, Task it Tuesday is a weekly meme to help you--and me--get things done. The challenge is to post a task or list of tasks you want to complete before next Tuesday. These tasks can help you with your blogging life, reading life, personal or professional life.

Lately I am goofing off more than accomplishing anything. Today is my day to get a few things done. I need to get the crafts photographed for one of my books so the publisher can proceed with it. I have a busy two days of meetings on Wednesday and Thursday. Friday will be an easier day.

Here is this week's list:
  1. Bible reading
  2. Meetings 
  3. Continue closing out my father-in-law's affairs (almost done)
  4. Cooking 
  5. Re-organize The Sisterhood ( one of my works in progress) to figure out what to do with it
  6. Clean bonus room
  7. Crafts 

Did you create a to-do list this week? What does it look like?

Monday, May 18, 2020

Mailbox Monday - May 18





Mailbox Monday is a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued. Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. It now has a permanent home at the Mailbox Monday blog.

Here we are at Monday again. Since I already posted about my emotionally draining week, I won't repeat myself. The weekend ended up with some nice weather and I managed to accomplish a few things beside showing houses. It almost feels odd going out to do that, especially since we have gloves, masks, and hand sanitizer everywhere we go. Oh, and can't forget the booties.

Nothing in my physical mailbox, but I had a credit for Great on Kindle and picked up this one.


I've never read anything by this author before, so I don't know what to expect. We will see what happens.

Hope you have a blessed week.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

PBS KIDS for Parents Launches Play & Learn Engineering App




With distance learning growing across the country, you can count of PBS KIDS for Parents to help.

Developed through a collaboration with childhood experts, the PBS KIDS for Parents Play & Learn Engineering App is made to assist parents in helping three- to four-year-old children explore engineering concepts through play, both on screen and off. Users can design and test roller coasters, use simple tools to problem solve their way through an obstacle course, build clever contraptions to deliver food to hungry animals, and construct boxy towers to rescue a kitten from a tree. Activities include tips for parents to engage young players in conversation and extend in-app learnings to the real world. What a great parent-child engagement resource!



The app includes:

  • Eight engaging games that encourage kids to design and test solutions to solve problems while exploring STEM concepts
  • Parent section with English and Spanish localization helps to guide children’s learning while in and outside of the app
  • Within the parent section are tips for how parents can engage with kids as they are playing the games in order to enhance learning


The app will be featured in the Amazon App Store, and is available in the iOS App Store, Google Play Store, and online at PBS KIDS.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

An Imperfect Christian Mom's COVID-19 Diary #7



Emotions running high this week. So much of what I've done centers around my father-in-law that it's hard to escape the reality that I'll never see him again. For two days I dug through my basement in search of photos of him. A reporter for the Associated Press is compiling a Memorial Day feature highlighting the lives of some of the veterans lost and about grieving during the pandemic. I pray God gives me the right words.

I've been in a dangerous place lately: one where I am truly certain if I didn't have to return to work to support the family I would just stay locked in the house and not even go out. It shocked me to see how busy Home Depot was today. I went out to get vegetable and herb plants, but couldn't find a parking spot on that side of the store. Most people wore masks, you could only enter through one door, and people were good about social distancing. Still, my supply of disinfectant wipes is dwindling as are my disposable masks. I have masks for myself, but need to provide them to clients.

Sleep eludes me. Reading and writing aren't of interest. I stopped tracking calories, however, we have been eating better since I've been home. I miss Sunday church service. Online just isn't the same.

On the bright side, my family is home. We have stayed healthy so far. My lighter schedule has allowed me to clean most of the house. Tomorrow I am speaking with a new client. On Monday we will get more details on the four-phase reopening plan for Massachusetts. It looks like they are working on making more room for outdoor dining. That would be great. We sure don't have enough.

I know I need time to heal, but it seems so far away right now; like it's possible the grief could swallow me whole like the whale did to Jonah. I need to pray more. I need to spend more time in the Word. God doesn't feel distant. It is I who is distant. I'm not even sure why.


The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Psalm 34:18

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Task it Tuesday - May 12


Originally created by The Geeky Blogger, Task it Tuesday is a weekly meme to help you--and me--get things done. The challenge is to post a task or list of tasks you want to complete before next Tuesday. These tasks can help you with your blogging life, reading life, personal or professional life.

We are back to Tuesday. Last week was a productive one; I even organized my home office. My planner is updated, I am caught up on reviews needed right now and am working on the past due reviews, most of the craft supplies are in, and Friday's closing went off without a hitch.

Here is this week's list:
  1. Bible reading
  2. Meetings 
  3. Book reviews (done)
  4. Continue closing out my father-in-law's affairs (almost done)
  5. Cooking 
  6. Re-organize The Sisterhood ( one of my works in progress) to figure out what to do with it
  7. Clean bonus room

What does your to-do list look like? What is the most pressing item on your list?

Monday, May 11, 2020

Mailbox Monday - May 11





Mailbox Monday is a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued. Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. It now has a permanent home at the Mailbox Monday blog.

How is it Monday again? I hope all you moms had a nice Mother's Day. I sure did. All the kids were here. We Facetimed Yia-Yia. I read a book, and I received a new food processor (I asked for one).

I'm thinking of redoing my office. It was our nursery, so it has clouds on the walls from the sky theme we used to have. I added ocean artwork and decor, books, and work awards. The furniture is a mish-mash of things. Love my writing desk and filing cabinet. Not so much the other things. Not sure where I would store all my books if I moved the office downstairs, but I'm seriously considering it again.

Nothing in my physical mailbox this week, but I did pick up this novel for my Kindle.


What presents did your mailbox hold?