Taking some time to reflect upon my week…
:: every year my mom sends gingerbread house kits for the kids…I think they did a pretty stellar job (not that I’m biased or anything)
:: watering the Christmas tree and feeling like the water was taking forever to empty through the prettily-curved (but very thin) spout of the watering can…on the teetering edge of frustration (it was palpable)…and then I caught myself, reminded myself to take those extra moments to just sit there with the tree, to let the water pour forth slowly, and think of/do nothing else (and I tell you this because it took real effort) (but it was worth it)
:: these thoughts on softness
:: chopping lots of chocolate for holiday goodies…here’s one of our favorite cookies for which we chopped
:: unseasonably warm temperatures…wishing for snow, but trying really hard to appreciate the mild weather which (admittedly) is pretty beautiful
:: my daughter working so hard on her architecture project…witnessing her overwhelm and frustration, trying to help her break things into bite-sized chunks…reminding myself that I need to do the same (because, even though I teach this, I sometimes forget)
:: a couple months ago, I submitted some Polaroid images for a juried town show…I received an acceptance letter the other day…a mixture of Eep! and Ack!
:: you know I love twinkle lights…especially this time of year
So tell me…how has your week been?
Sending a little love your way, m