Happy Chances – Day 13, 31 Days of Happy

Today I am happy for chances, second chances.  FringeKid started school today.  She couldn’t have been more excited.  Perhaps some of her enthusiasm rubbed off on me, because I was up at 4 AM.  That’s four o’clock in the morning!  I don’t function at those ungodly hours of pre-sunrise.  I snuggle down in my blankets and curl up for a couple more hours of snore-time.  Not today.  Today I turned off the alarm clock before it had a chance to think about ringing, made a batch of pumpkin muffins, and enjoyed some quiet.

Lice test passed and FringeKid was ready for school.  Unfortunately her teacher was not.  Nobody bothered to let her know she was a getting a new student today.  Graciously she took the surprise in stride and made FringeKid feel welcomed.

If I didn’t have a thicker skin, I would feel terribly insulted by the way FringeKid gushed about everything school.  From the sound of it, I must have had her hog-tied in a dungeon, reciting multiplication tables for the last ten months.  I am homeschooler – I am evil.

I’m happy.  Happy for second chances in school.  Happy she’s extraordinarily happy.  Now I’m just waiting to get a doctor’s note for my son’s Epipen so he can go back to school too.

Ahhh…blissful quiet.  I won’t even have to arise pre-dawn to enjoy it.

In other FringeNews, my vanilla extract is going to be amazing!  I kinda feel bad for those who got the last batch.  It was good and all, but this one is super-fantastic.  I’m revamped my recipe and it’s really paying off.  You’re gonna love it!  My Etsy shop will be full on November first.

I’m also going to reveal my new and improved living-room.  Yup.  Right after I steal my camera batteries back from the kids.

Aren’t you glad God gives us second and sometimes third and fourth and fifth chances?

Lamentations 3:22-23

It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

Sometimes we need a second chance at school, or maybe a second shot at home renovations, but more often we need a second chance at life.  Isn’t it great that we don’t have to live burdened down by the weight of sin and failure?  God is faithful.  His mercies are new every morning.

Take advantage of your second chance.  FringeKid is enjoying hers.


  1. says

    You guys look beautiful! I’m so glad she likes school. I bet you gave her such an awesome foundation during your homeschool time, that she feels really comfortable about her abilities in school.

  2. says

    Your daughter looks fabulous in the picture. I love all her pearls!

    I’ve been planning a review for close to your launch and now you’ve gone and changed it! I’m gonna have to get baking and use up my first bottle so I can try another, lol.
    Glad it’s going well


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