The Tuesday Currents

Noke loves to impersonate a dead cat. Doesn't he look like Gmork after Atreyu attacks him?
Noke loves to impersonate a dead cat. Doesn’t he look like Gmork after Atreyu attacks him?


Rocking out to… Quirky Miyazaki soundtracks. Indy’s watching Porco Rosso and Kiki’s Delivery Service while I write tonight. I forgot how cool Fio is (and that I, too, often go by Pheo, including my fanfiction account!).

Drinking... Sunkist

ReadingThe Year of Living Danishly, Everything Everything, The Firestarter Sessions, Purejoy Parenting class, Goblet of Fire aloud as a family. I am dying for Wood Sprite to meet Luna.

Writing… Quickly, desperately and often. So hard my fingernails break. This is the time of year when I start to experience painful stretching and really need to shake my schedule clear to really take care of the most important things.

Planning… Wood Sprite’s birthday, a lock-in with Scouts, a glow party/dance with co-op, steering committee meetings, rides, cookie booth and party logistics, science/art fair logistics, cookie deliveries, archery practice dates, poetry teatime.

Making… a hygge life! Living Danishly is luring me in and I’m de-cluttering and cozifying as often as possible. This week’s huge hygge move? Super soft slippers.

Wanting… Less clutter, fewer obligations, more in-the-moment family time.


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Things I Love Thursday

One of Wood Sprite's latest drawings (also done in her tree). It's Madame de Pompadour (Doctor Who version).
One of Wood Sprite’s latest drawings (also done in her tree). It’s Madame de Pompadour (Doctor Who version).

Indy’s new schedule has us scrambling a few days each week so I’m still adjusting. That said, I am loving a lot this week! What are you loving?

  • Fabulous Valentine’s Party! I had such a good time making over 40 kids sit on each other, make each other try not to laugh and play human BINGO. 😉
  • Surprise gifts! My mom gave me some cash for no reason and my friend N made me some body yummy butter.
  • Seeing my BFF after she was gone for 2 weeks!
  • Casey’s Pizza. ALWAYS the best.
  • Democracy at work! One of the causes my family and I worked for this year just moved forward and Wood Sprite felt thrilled to be a part of real change.
  • The Zinn Education Project.
  • Hoopla, Youtube, Future Learn and so many other free places to learn. I love you, Internet, even if you drive me crazy sometimes!
  • Baked French toast. I made some for Indy the other day before work and the flavors were amazing.
  • Wood Sprite spending whole sunny days outside. Yesterday she wrote a Doctor Who fanfic in her tree and somehow managed to get her werewolf necklace stuck in her slingshot…
  • Free coffee at the orthodontist! They have a new machine and it makes MOCHA.
  • Not having to scrub one of Wood Sprite’s retainers anymore! (The top one still needs it, though…)
  • Indy’s union! They are doing some incredible work helping members who are losing their jobs at nearby plants. Indy went to his first meeting this week before taking his girls out for some Valentine’s lunch and bowling with co-op.

What are you loving this week?