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Weekend reading: January 30, 2016

Road trip!

From Instagram:We did it! Skiing all day yesterday and we still managed to get packed and out the door {of a semi-clean house} for CC this afternoon and then the drive to NC afterward. {With six kids, one dog and two fish!}

My parents are moving back to Florida next week, and while we’re super proud of my step-dad and the promotion that’s the catalyst for this move, we’re equally sad that they’ll be leaving their current neighborhood, which we’ve come to consider a home away from home.

Because our girls have formed such strong friendships in the neighborhood, we are making one last trip down to give them a chance to properly say goodbye. It’s been a bit of a whirlwind week with the blizzard last weekend and our weekly ski day yesterday, but I’m so glad we drove down yesterday so that we’d have a full weekend rather than traveling all day Saturday.

I have to say that this is one of the reasons I’m thankful for social media and technology, which will let us all stay in touch with the families in this great neighborhood even after my parents no longer live there!

What I’m reading: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson and Rising Strong by Brené Brown {still!}

What I cookedchili, banana-zucchini muffins, lots of sandwiches to use up all of our snowstorm bread

What I’m thinking about:

{Follow my personal Facebook feed for the things I’m thinking about and talking about all week!}

Living a life you love

  • My break-up with busy | The Art of Simple
  • 5 Ways To Simplify Your Life And Kiss Stress Goodbye | Smallish
  • The Benefit of Simple Living That No One Talks About | No Sidebar

P.S. Join us as we address these principles in the Live course this year.

Unconventional creativity

  • Why I Taught Myself to Procrastinate | NY Times
  • Three Rules for Surviving a Creative Life | » Momastery

Reading goals

  • Tips for Reading More This Year | Carrots for Michaelmas
  • How to Find More Time to Read – Even When Life is Busy | Money Saving Mom®

Have a great weekend!