Things I Love Thursday

Bare Xmas TreeIt’s December! Replacing the murky waters of November with the magical promise of December is something I celebrate every year. Yes, it already looks like Christmas/Yule/Solstice glitter bombed my home. Yes, I’ve got the holiday tunes playing almost exclusively. Bring it, winter. We are looking forward to you.

Things I’m loving this week…

Indy getting promoted! It’s not happening until next year but it was a huge and welcome surprise.

Snuggling babies. I saw my niece on Monday and my friend’s baby on Tuesday and both were wonderful visits with both moms and babies.

Getting well. Wood Sprite and I have been passing illness back and forth since Thanksgiving. She was sick this morning and missed out on a field trip, but this evening she seems fine and I really, really hope that it’s all over.

An excellent weekend. Despite sickness, my family had a wonderful weekend because Indy was off. We put up decorations, watched movies, did activities with Girl Scouts and Friends, ate good food… It was so wonderful I didn’t want it to end.

What are you loving this week?

The Tuesday Currents

Iron ThroneCurrently…

Rocking to… the Moana soundtrack. I love it so much! The movie was also fantastic.

Laughing about… making Wood Sprite and her best friend crack up with Stranger Things jokes.

Drinking… coffee

Reading… article and book research.

Writing… catching up on last week’s stuff.

Planning… Indy’s birthday, weekends off.

Making… snowflakes with Wood Sprite. Memories. A Yule explosion in the living room. More coffee. Birthday presents for Indy. This Iron Throne was for Valentine’s Day… WS and I are making something a little more interactive for his birthday!

Wanting... More time off with my family! Thanksgiving weekend was amazing, even if Wood Sprite was sick during some of it.

Monday’s Music

It’s everybody’s most hated holiday song… but it’s my favorite! Feel free to turn it up to dance with me. After a weekend off, decorating the house, lost of good family time with Indy and Wood Sprite, some time with my sister and her new baby, and plenty of sleep, I am definitely feeling the holiday spirit. I hope you’re equally as excited about something this week.

Things I Love Thursday

“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” –Socrates

When Sugar was a tiny thing, I used to carry her around the house with me while I did chores. We tamed the whole litter but she was my baby.
When Sugar was a tiny thing, I used to carry her around the house with me while I did chores. We tamed the whole litter but she was my baby.

This week a friend of mine admitted that she was struggling with her busy life. She relinquished a few of her duties and committed to spending more time on herself and her family and I’m so happy for her. I’ve been in her shoes several times and every time I empty my plate I seem to fill it back up again a year or two later. Continue reading Things I Love Thursday

The Tuesday Currents

Cleo and She-Ra say all we need is love. Or maybe hygiene. I'm not quite sure. I don't speak dog or cat.
Cleo and She-Ra say all we need is love. Or maybe hygiene. I’m not quite sure. I don’t speak dog or cat.

Currently…

Rocking to… the sound of the dishwasher.

Laughing about… Wood Sprite’s ventriloquism.

Drinking… tea

Reading… my almost-there draft; too much Internetz.

Writing… finishing my holiday book, then five pot articles, then two Harry Potter pieces… and a bunch of protest letters in between.

Planning… a possible movie date with friends, various logistics,  distribution of Girl Scouts fall product, 4-H archery training, holidays.

Making… cool new shelves out of scrap wood for our family notice corner, a re-arranged living room and laundry room.

Wanting... A time machine. I am sure a lot of people are wanting one this week.

 

 

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