Category Archives: Just Sara

Things I Love Thursday

Some things I am loving this week include…

Every Saga issue up until the last one. How am I still so affected by this? Sob.

Indy handling me at my most emotionally fragile, particularly while shoe shopping, which is one of my most hated chores. He was even able to laugh it off when I walked in and walked right out of one shop only to nearly do the same at another, claiming to be allergic to the brick.

The helpfulness of others. Indy volunteered to help one of WS’s teachers with a flat while she was teaching and at least four other moms stopped and offered to help. Most said they couldn’t help physically but they assumed it was our vehicle and offered us rides and asked if they could help somehow.

Brightening people’s days! I’ve had several thank-you notes this week for little goodies I really enjoyed making for friends.

My beautiful earrings from Florida, courtesy of my BFF and her boys. ❤

50-cent comic books

Reading with Wood Sprite for her spring classes. Right now we're reading Good Omens, “Death Takes the Train,” What’s Up Doc? and other, shorter works.

The Good Ancestor podcast

making stickers

What are you loving this week?


The Tuesday Currents

I’m currently…

having my limits pushed by a house full of critters. When it’s too yucky for the dogs to play outside everyone seems restless!

writing my fingers off to try and have two half-days off while Indy’s off (and apparently seeing how many times I can use the word “off”)

reading Excalibur comics, Binti: Home and Akata Warrior (all still from last week… not a lot of reading time since!)

weighing the benefits of buying a new lesson planner between just printing a couple of month’s worth of plans and then buying the actual one I want this summer (pretty sure I’ve made up my mind)

loving the water bottle Indy gave me, which makes every iced coffee I make feel like it’s being made in a martini shaker

making plans for everything from Valentine’s to Wood Sprite’s dance, 4-H teen conference to seeing Macbeth this week

singing along to musicals with Wood Sprite while she draws maps and I organize (Jekyll & Hyde, Rent, Mary Poppins Returns, Cats Don’t Dance, Hamilton, Phantom of the Opera)

wiping up muddy dog prints every couple of hours

doing the work. It’s not pretty or comfortable but we’re learning.

sorting photos from my phone, Google, Facebook, email and trying to label, file and post the ones that go in the yearbook where they go without cursing too much

drinking ginger peach sparkling water

supervising Wood Sprite teaching kids about health habits for a 4-H project and feeling simultaneously proud and tired.

agonizing over helping Wood Sprite with her writing almost as much as she’s agonizing over writing the perfect paper.

What are you up to this week?

Things I Love Thursday

Yesterday was a doozy without any sleep but today was fantastic! Wood Sprite and I babysat her cousin M, who is adorable and funny and loves poop emojis. She’s two and adorable, too. This week I’m loving watching M as well as…

my tea ❤ What would I do without it?

a Subway dinner with my love after some intermittent fasting (a little underwhelming after my Cheesecake Factory salad on Tuesday, but then again I also forgot my avocado at home)

shopping shenanigans. Indy and Wood Sprite act SO goofy while we shop.

Wood Sprite being such a big help with M. She cleans up each room after we leave without me even asking. ❤


Heat! Running water! Bathrooms! Oh my! Yesterday not only was I sleep deprived but I was also caught in the rain with my terrible shoes that left me water-logged all day, no working bathroom unless I paid to use one (which I eventually did) and general crankiness. I'm SO glad to be home, and so glad my dad was able to take us home earlier than we expected. Wednesdays are definitely long days for us! They are SO worth it to Wood Sprite, but they are long, and even longer now that I don't let myself have my favorite noodles each week!

snuggling with Indy and Wood Sprite on the couch. I'm so glad she still likes snuggling with her parents at 13. Well, on some days, at least!

cat and dog snuggles, too! M loves all the critters and the dogs especially love her.

What are you loving this week?

The Tuesday Currents

I’m currently…

Writing all night to finish before Wood Sprite’s class all day tomorrow. I tried really hard to finish beforehand but I just had too many deadlines and events scheduled, so tomorrow I’ll be going without sleep. It will be a long one but I see lots of coffee in the forecast!

playing Parks and Rec trivia with Indy and Wood Sprite (at the library earlier tonight)!

finishing Marvel trivia in second place (last night)!

enjoying a date and walk with my love while Wood Sprite’s in a coding class. We bought her some cool socks and candy for Valentine’s next week while we browsed.

seeing Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, The Musical (but Wood Sprite got sick and we had to leave before the second act, which is why Gizmo is sitting in the sick bucket that was never used after we got home)

eating our annual Cheesecake Factory feast, which we do every winter. I don’t know why their salad dressings are the best but they are, and you can bet I had stuffed mushrooms.

getting taxes done

going to the Magic House for Homeschool Day

did I mention writing?

watching Justice League

intermittent fasting

reading Crown of Midnight, Akata Warrior, Excalibur (first issues!), Binti: Home, Behind You, Good Omens, and What’s Up Doc?

drinking Tazo vanilla macaroon tea

making a countdown calendar for one of my best friends

making clay dolls for another friend and ourselves

planning out curriculum, moon club, cemetery tours, etc.

finalizing details for co-op, 4-H, library programs, a leatherworking class, a minifig painting workshop and more this weekend

What are you up to?

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?