The Little Things


What a week--despite being so happy with my life, this week was quite a doozie!  It dragged on and on; I've been sleep-deprived, migraine suffering, and scatterbrained.

When things get like this, I just do my best to take deep breaths and appreciate the little things that make life a bit easier.

I'll share a few from this week...

Seeing The Lion King and munching on M&M-Popcorn DELICIOUS-NESS.

Also, I was so lucky to receive the cutest "just because" card in the mail from my blog-turned-real-life friend Claire (Life in the Sweet Virginia Breeze)!

Isn't this card precious?!?

Getting in bed around 9:00!

I sleep like a baby these days..

Getting the chance to see the sweeties I babysat two years in Charlottesville.

Sweeties in the snow last December!

Getting my hair done--it had been FOUR MONTHS and my roots were the worst they have ever been!  

I was beginning to feel like this kitty!

Also, having a delicious dinner cooked by Bryce:  grilled chicken, rice, homemade cornbread, and pineapple made my night! I will be eating the leftovers for lunch today...mmmm!

Finally, each and every day knowing that I am making a difference in the lives of my students, who love me even when I am sleep-deprived and just a little bit wacky, makes it all worth it!

All that being said, I haven't had much time for reading this week.  I've had a hard time even getting my thoughts out clearly when speaking, so I can't imagine what my frazzled mind would do with a piece of quality literature.  The blog book discussion will be postponed one week!  I will now post discussion questions by NEXT FRIDAY, and will hold the link up MONDAY, OCTOBER 10!  Thanks for understanding and now some of you who may have been as busy as me may have time to join in!  To see all the details, click here!

How do you manage to stay sane when things get crazy?  What LITTLE things have made a BIG difference in your life this week?

Have a great weekend!


  1. Aww but your hair looks so nice lol (that cat is seriously cool in a weird whacky way!)
    M&M popcorn? Now I'm hungry...
    Have a great weekend :)

  2. Oh, getting your hair done is one of my favorite things ever…always makes me feel like a new person! I just wish I could style it like my girl does! Have a wonderful weekend!!! XOXO

  3. I love getting my hair done! It is so relaxing! I hope you have a wonderful weekend full of relaxing!

  4. agreed! this week has just been crazy. I feel like I dont even know what day it is. Unfortunately i think next week may be worse. But you are so right, you have to ground yourself and not get caught up in everything


    When things get crazy, I wine a little-

    Hope your weekend is great sweetie.

  6. I totally understand about not having as much time to blog, I miss it so! Glad you had a fun, if exhausting week!

  7. Diet coke, iced coffee and chicken noodle soup!

  8. I love how appreciative you are, Allie! Such wonderful little things in love to be grateful for. And I love that Bryce cooked for you. Such a sweet boyfriend!

  9. Such a cute card- ohmaword who on earth sent that to you? heehee love ya!


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