Aidan had his first writing class today. Their first project was to draw a picture of their house, exchange their picture with a classmate, and write a short description about the family who lived in the house in the drawing. I nearly cried when Aidan read his description out loud, particularly the sentence, "The mom was happy."
And I am. I just said to George this morning, after he brought me coffee in bed, "I am happy."
It makes me even more happy that my kids notice.
The kids and I have rediscovered the joy of typing on an old typewriter. There's just something about the heaviness of each click, the rolling of the paper, the adorableness of the font. Avery, little techie that she is, figured out how to advance the ink ribbon, which I thought was long used up. I figured out that a typed daily to-do list is not only fun, but more likely to be accomplished.
In an attempt to create space and reduce clutter, I bought a box of extra large, two gallon Ziploc bags to hold our jigsaw puzzles. We cut the picture of the puzzle from the box and put it in the bag with all the pieces. Our stack of puzzles, which once measured over two feet tall and took up a large portion of an armoire, now takes up about a cubic foot of space in our hallway closet. So much less clutter!
You might notice I've added some clutter to my sidebar. We'll see how long it's there before it makes me anxious and I move it, but how else would you know that I'm now using Pinterest and Twitter? It's like I've joined the twenty first century (says the woman who types her to-do list on an old typewriter). I'm trying not to let either website take up too much space in my life, but rather use them as organizing tools: Pinterest as a place to bookmark recipes and decorating ideas, and Twitter as a place to keep - and broadcast - my dinner journal.
Not that I think you actually care what I eat for dinner every night, but who knows? Maybe you'll find some inspiration. Every evening, while the meat is roasting and the veggies are steaming (or vice versa), I'll post my menu in 140 characters or less. One meat + three veggies = A Paleo/Primal four square meal. Follow me if you'd like. It would certainly make me happy.