appreciating Doug’s TWO job offers last week!
reading The Boleyn Inheritance. I bought this book over a year ago after finishing The Other Boleyn Girl & never got around to reading it. So far, so okay.
listening the planes overhead & when it’s a clear day, they come a little more softly. I’ve always found them comforting & when I was a little girl, other girls dreamed of being teachers & doctors but I wanted to be a pilot.
tasting ham & cornbread stuffing. It’s my go-to simple comfort food.
learning to pause while I read to Harry, to point out letters, talk about their sounds, & continue his education outside the classroom. A natural teacher, I am not.
noticing the sunshine pouring through the windows.
anticipating a season of rest to come, long days at the pool, & evenings spent in the backyard.
working diligently, appreciatively, eagerly. Dare I admit how happy I am in my job?
making blueberry muffins in the afternoon.
watching Bones, Season 5.
accepting that I will always leave tissues in my pockets & Doug will always leave socks stuffed in couch cushions & we will be 80 years old & unchanged.
organizing a yard sale for this spring, the first I’ve ever done.
planning my home office in the small closet with the tiny window.
loving my gym’s Body Pump classes. Every Tuesday, every Thursday.
buying very little. The past few months have been a wonderful lesson in contentment.
finishing my second cup of coffee.
embracing the colder weather of the winter.
daring to cut my hair off, seven inches total.
Sometimes I need to run through these lists to jump the part of my brain that loves to write, that loves to sit in the quiet & just be until the words come. Little pieces to turn into long form, to weave into stories.
What are you up to these days? Holding onto those resolutions or does this post find you face-first in a bowl of peppermint ice cream? ::ahem, wipes evidence off own chin::