I did it!
I read everyone’s posts and left a little love. I usually only have time to either write OR read and it seems I will be able to do both. It seems the theme this weekend is simple things and finding silver linings.
1. Nutcracker Sweatshirts: Our studio does a fundraiser each year to help with some of the costuming costs. With so many sweatshirts floating around, it is easy for them to get lost. I love being able to pull out my Mother-in-Law’s embroidery machine and personalize each one. It is part of our Nutcracker tradition.
2. Dog snuggles- Now the temperatures have come to their senses and our high is in the upper 60s, the tile floor gets a little chilly for low-riding dogs. Daisy is learning to appreciate the warmth of Watson.
3. This video reminded me of Girly when she was little:
Now-as a super logic teen-this empathy is still there, but is expressed differently. In the car when she is telling me about some injustice, or peoples’ insensitivities. It was a good reminder for me that even though she looks stoic on the outside, that deeply empathetic heart still pitterpats.
4. This important Christmas message:
5. When my family gets a cold: Over a week ago I felt really crummy. I figured it was allergies because our air was pretty crummy: rain+inversion layer for days=SMOG
This week everyone came down with a cold. What I thought was my fibro/allergies kicking me into bed really was an honest cold. There is something very grounding to have an illness to get better from every once in a while.
6. Ase and German. In developing better habits than playing online games ad infinitum, Ase bought Rosetta Stone’s German because he’s always wanted to learn the language. On Wednesday he interrupted his study session to share the German music he’d been listening to. Of course that mean I had to stop what I was doing and jump over to Spotify and research more music, which means German Punk. It was a fun few hours of reading titles and he telling me what they meant.
7. Thursday was Craft Day. In the homeschool group, I am in charge of the quarterly craft day. This time we made Nativity Sets from DelineateYourDwelling. The ages ranged from 3 to 11 years old. The room was mostly quiet for over an hour as they worked on each peace. They all turned out amazing!
8. In-N-Out. Of course I had to nutritionally power up before I taught the class. The weather is perfect for sitting outside in a sweater in the SUN!! I miss sitting outside the 6 months out of the year the sun is a glowing-scorching-orb bent on giving me the experience of Hell. I love this time of year.
9. This made be glad to be a preschool teacher in my life before kids. I can imagine Mark Ruffalo with his kid in my class… leave me alone! I’m imagining…
10.The SUN. With the fancy inversion layer we get around here, when it rains often the moisture/clouds get trapped and never leave. After a day of beautiful rain, I woke up the next morning to the outside looking the same as when I went to bed. When the sun finally burned through the clouds at 12, I was doing a happy dance.
And such is life, right? When it is the gloomiest, and we see a brighter patch struggling through the clouds we all look to the sky and cheer on that glowing orb.
Just like hope struggles to burn through those bluish gloomy moods.