Monday, December 13, 2021
I am only here for a minute! Our plates are full, and I really really need to get to some house-cleaning, and essential chores, and see those completed. But, I wanted to thank everyone that's taken a moment to leave a comment here. Comments and engagement always leave me feeling elated, a bit humbled, and a lot happy about connecting and relating, sharing, so thank you, friends. We have enjoyed some truly lovely moments since I last posted, and also my ear is much improved, which is a huge relief. Honestly, I feel a bit bursting to share some of the fun and novel things we've enjoyed. I could probably get myself worked up and worried about falling behind on the holiday checklist, and all that remains to be accomplished, but there is one trick up my sleeve that keeps me steady: Once school is out, as much as possible, we set the calendar down, and let things happen on our time. Christmas morning may be the 25th, but we will be festive whichever day is convenient, when we are ready, without feeling haggard and rushed. And in this way, whether or not we are opening gifts or whatever, we can approach our celebrations mindfully, with greater calm, and appreciation.
Ok! I am rolling up my sleeves, and diving into some house work. And when I come back here, I want to talk about friends, and celebrations, a picnic, and company, about happy coincidences, and rain and cold weather and shopping small businesses, and the thankful way I am feeling about the many things that are turning out fine, or better. I really do hope things are turning out fine, or better, for all of you, too.