Things I Love Thursday

Some things I love this week include…

sparkling new ideas and the enthusiasm behind them. We have so many cool things cooking up in the pot right now.

King Cake coffee

making up song parodies with my kid

how lovey dovey the critters get when they smell lunch meat

going outside to chase varmints away from my chickens. Actually, I hate doing this, and even though the coop is secure, I can’t stand it when there’s a raccoon prowling around my girls. The dogs and I tracked in plenty of mud chasing one away last night.

breakfast burritos

Rebel Potions wax melts. Being home has made me really appreciate making our house smell awesome all the time and I love that these melts are shaped like little skulls, come in yummy flavors and are made in Missouri by a small business.

switching back to a simpler lesson planner. The pretty, more complicated one a then-friend suggested was nice, but going through all my old paperwork makes me realize how simpler and easier those old cheapies were.

cats playing with toys dusted in catnip

Little Book Eater reopening

seeing other people’s screens through screen share. I’ve seen several in the past week and wanted to ask what model they’re using because wow, those look cool.

reading when the Internet is out (which was a few times in the past week) and I can’t sleep (which is always, but will hopefully change once our mattress is here Friday!). This week I read Batgirl: A League of Her Own, Take a Hint Dani Brown, Mine Forever and On the Island. Of them all, I loved one, liked one and didn’t care for the other two. It felt like being that 12-year-old who read a book or two a day (three in the summer!) again, but with more exhaustion and trouble focusing.

the Intercultural Competence Inventory. I’m so excited to be a part of a 4-H group forming learning circles using this tool.

a clean house It was for about four minutes on Wednesday morning. Ha! It’s way too muddy for it to be clean. I’m lucky if I keep the dogs clean.

a beautiful program on Black opera composers. I hope I get a recording because I’d love to listen to it all again, but even if not, I have the handout and can look it all up to listen to it.

the Tetris Effect soundtrack! Indy likes to play while I’m writing on the rare occasion he’s home and not working on something, and I love the soothing music. I found a playlist on YouTube featuring the songs and I’m looking forward to using it at work.

weekend takeout plans. That’s usually our most exciting event. Wood Sprite also has a distant visit with a friend coming up, and we can’t wait to use Swimply again once it warms up. I’m also looking at a bunch of trails we haven’t visited yet for some hiking and biking.

exchanging oils with my sister from a distance. She brought me some Hygge from Hexennacht and it’s heaven.

how excited the dogs get if they even hear me mention “walk”

cats sleeping in circles. Sally and Gizmo make little cinnamon roll shapes everywhere. Pumpkin, on the other hand… she’s often too anxious to relax. She’s usually at my side, perching and purring like an alert gargoyle who’s trying to look unalert. She’s waiting for me to crash so she can sleep on me, I swear. 24/7.

What are you loving this week?

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