Things I Love Thursday

Some things I’m loving this week are…

Indy’s days off

putting up a new calendar for February

pretty snow

all of the critters nestled around us while we write and work

the cure a good sleep offers

dates with Indy, especially when they play so many of our songs

the last few days at home before the chaos of a new co-op semester begins!

What are you enjoying this week?

Things I Love Thursday

Some things I’m loving this week include…

winning First Five Notes, pretty much every time

laser light time with the cats–and the dogs, who shake the house and prefer chasing the light to eating

clearing out the clutter (no, I haven’t watched the Kondo show yet)

stealing Indy’s flannels when he’s not home and wearing them

knowing my books will be loved as they’re passed on to my niece

being surprised by past holiday purchases made during 50% Target clearance sales (hello, adorable Valentine lights)

new lotion

Binti! OMG, what in incredible book. I’ve got the next one on hold; meanwhile I’m reading Akata Witch next.

Wood Sprite’s humor, which delights me more every day as she gets older. I had no idea my 13-year-old would make me laugh even more than my five-year-old.

Me: When we were kids, you would tell people, “My mom said I couldn’t get wet!” if you didn’t want them to squirt you.
WS: So they just didn’t spray you then?
Me: Of course not, only if you had a scary mom.
WS: Don’t spray Tom, his mom is the worst. I hear her eyes shoot lasers.
Me: I heard she has a shark for a tongue.
WS: I heard she has razors for teeth and when she talks it sounds like a pterodactyl screaming.
Me: I heard that one time the mailman missed her house and she ate a live squirrel right in front of him.
WS: He retired that very day and she didn’t even blink. She just blew down all of the three little pigs’ houses after that.
Me: But can we squirt Jimmy?
WS: Oh yeah, his mom will just give us Popsicles.

Gillette memes

understanding the difference between snakes and venomous snakes and loving those who can do the same

my mom brain, which I just have to lovingly make space for now that I know going into the living room to get the supplies I need to dust an office shelf will only keep me in said living room as I dust, re-arrange and gut (I love the word gut so much better than “clear” or “de-clutter!”) everything and completely forget the original shelf until four hours later

What are you loving this week?

The Tuesday Currents

I’m currently…

celebrating Dr. King with Wood Sprite and recalling all the work we have to do

rat-sitting adorable fur babies for my BFF while she’s traveling!

saving All The Things on my nifty new flash drive (last one is full!)

helping Wood Sprite teen-ify her room, which included a new comforter, sheets and window shades this week

researching leather workshops, Wood Sprite’s latest interest (she still wants to do blacksmithing but local classes won’t accept her for another year, and I don’t want to make a forge unless she’s certain it’s a long-time interest!)

catching Wood Sprite up on a Mapping the World with Art class she’s taking this semester (she received permission to do the second semester without doing the first, so we’re doing the lessons she missed together!)

writing writing writing

perusing the latest Scouts Inspire Discovery issue and activities

drinking Southern Breeze raspberry tea

playing games with the family (Sushi Go, Apples to Apples)

greeting new co-op members at a fun “park day” at the library

trying out a Starz subscription (BFF says I MUST watch Outlander and I have to see the series adaptation of one of my favorite books ever, American Gods; what do you watch on Starz?)

getting all the good spice deals at Penzey’s

watching The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Once Upon a Deadpool

getting giddy thinking about watching Star Trek: Discovery, which is on hold and waiting for me to pick it up at the library!

listening to the current YouTube playlist (Florence & the Machine, Scissor Sisters, Bishop Briggs, etc.)

reading Crown of Midnight, Behind You, Drawing Calm, The Nature Fix, Binti, The Gifts of Imperfection (again), Akata Witch, Moon Mother Moon Daughter

what are you up to this week?