listening to Sally and She-Ra snore
wishing I wrote as fast as I used to. My brain is pretty stubborn when it’s tired these days.
trying to finish deadlines before the holidays (ha!)
tolerating some icky flare-ups
surprisingly enjoying an outing with the family that I’d dreaded and worried about. Outings like this one tend to cause me a lot of physical pain and anxiety and while this one still did those things, it was also really nice.
reading Lore Olympus
making messes and plans with my niece. Last week I might’ve brought her back covered in chocolate and filled with sugar…
getting ready for GISHmas
sending cards with Mama Bear folks
loving the snack spreads my mom lays out when we visit
loving all of the sweet, anonymous cards we’ve been receiving and sending some out ourselves
replacing my phone’s stickers with a big one of Jack Skellington as Sam from Trick ‘R Treat. Indy bought it for me and I LOVE it.
loving the glow-in-the-dark scorpion necklace Wood Sprite gave me
writing end-of-year reviews and taking stock in just how much change has happened this year
burning a delicious Hello Neighbor candle
brushing all the fur babies for the last full moon of the year. Leave it in the past, fuzzy kids! I cut a few inches of my hair off as well. Its straw impersonation fell out of season. Every time I get those scissors out I want to cut SO much more off, but then I remember how much more work it is to keep it trimmed up and I like my time better than my look.
stealing pieces of candy off gingerbread creations
planning holiday meals, games, volunteer shifts, and last-minute tasks. I’m very much looking forward to singing with my sisters and playing trivia
against with my mom!
watching A Castle for Christmas. Netflix seems to have its own Hallmark team these days. I’m trying to stick to my rule of walking when I watch anything, but Indy and I end up falling asleep rather than watching TV if we sit down in front of it for a few minutes anyway. Yeah I don’t think that plan of watching all these shows everyone loves “when we retire” is going to work anymore–and for lots of different reasons!
trying to find my brush shears. We have so much work to do before I paint the back fence. That may include getting a new fence if these naughty hens won’t stop roaming.
so much cleaning. That’s something that really suffered this year and I’m just getting where I can’t stand it anymore–especially the mountain of laundry after every deadline day.
celebrating family members coming home from the hospital and pleading with folks to just get vaccinated already. Please.
nursing some mouth burns from Indy’s homemade potato soup (so totally worth it)
finishing the Great Planner Migration
switching some lesson sources and plans for next semester
What are you up to this week?