This really has been a wonderful month, even if a little hectic! Some things I am loving right now include…
Christmas at Mom’s! We had great food, great games, and great company. I only wish my aunt could have been there. I have missed her so much this month! Wood Sprite’s Christmas gifts–they are so much fun! My sister bought her a dinosaur that farts and roars and does all kinds of things; it is so funny. It kept us all entertained on Christmas! We have also all played with her microscope, bendaroos, and other cool stuff. Wood Sprite’s face when she woke us up to tell us Santa had come. It made EVERYTHING worthwhile! Watching holiday classics; can’t wait to see It’s a Wonderful Life live next month. Finishing some projects, including two homeschooling submissions and my regular deadlines. I am so excited to have an article about homeschooling in next month’s issue of Life Learning Magazine! My work. I don’t express gratitude often enough for the super cool job that I have. I love writing and I love working from home. Noke, one of the kittens, cuddling on my back when I write! I keep a blanket over my office chair and she gets under it, then nestles up against my back like a baby and goes to sleep. I’ve never seen anything like it! Wood Sprite’s new hamster, Snowflake. She’s a baby and squeaks a lot! My husband’s new job, which is still going great! Zicam. My husband and I have both been sick this week and it’s really helped, even if it tastes absolutely terrible. Reminds me of those pink antibiotics we had to take as kids! Next time I will try a different flavor. The library letting us use a room for homeschool group playdates during the winter. So awesome! A week without many plans; it’s so rare in our house. Do we get stir crazy? Sure, but it’s nice to just snuggle at home over a couple of books and hot chocolate, too. Still, Wood Sprite could really use some running room on cold, wet days…! 😉
So many things to love this week, including…
Caroling with 4-H Club! That was so much fun, and Wood Sprite’s first experience singing for a group. Early Christmas with my aunt, who unfortunately will not not able to celebrate with us this year as she is sick. 😦 Visiting my sister and seeing her adorable kitten; we never stay long enough when we see her! An absolutely amazing date day! We shopped for WS’s gifts and had tapas out at both Feraro’s and Macaroni Grill. With careful planning, we spent less than we would have in one sit-down meal elsewhere. At Feraro’s, you can get Jersey style pizza by the slice, and Macaroni Grill has a new tapas menu with 2 for $9 specials! We had an absolute blast; can’t wait to do it again sometime. Visiting with another aunt and uncle, though briefly due to work. The health of my family; we’ve had a lot of health issues this fall/winter and I am so grateful we are all here and well! “Cosmic Love” by Florence & the Machine. It sounds like you are actually flying on a star while it plays! Orange Leaf frozen yogurt. We went this week and it is not only delicious but so reasonable, with a really fun atmosphere. Making something with Wood Sprite every single day. I checked off “Make something every day for a week” from my list of 100 things to Do while 29, and it was so much fun I want to do it again! We’ve made instruments, a rocket, TONS of ornaments and decorations, and more. The wrapping is DONE as of tonight! Holidays coming up; cannot wait for some of my mom’s amazing food. 😉
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