30 Day Challenge, Uncategorized

A Thank-filled Thursday

Today I am thankful for…

  • One-on-one time with each kid… really enjoying being able to sit and talk with the toddler while he plays and I work on crochet or some project, and I can just be with him and see his imagination at work!  And baby’s first time in a big-boy chair at the coffee shop was delightful.
  • Seeing a rainy downpour through my baby’s delighted eyes as we hurried under a hot pink umbrella.  Newsflash: walking in the rain is pretty fun when you have a tiny human in tow!
  • Having the time to practice piano and compose new songs
  • D&D having come into my life and bring with it so many new opportunities in friendships, storytelling, and songwriting.
  • having our Oma come and seeing her joy at playing with the boys
  • Baby saying his first word in German: danke!

Another day of thanks

  • Today I was thankful for…
    • Beautiful fall days that are perfect for walking
    • Cough drops
    • The rainbow I saw driving home from the store
    • Time with just my toddler where he colored and I crocheted, just talking. So happy we can get little times together during the baby’s nap.
    • Watching toddler start to get the hang of Mario Kart, and answering his questions about characters and hearing his delighted laughter through the game. (Also, so proud of myself I kept all cursing under my breath! Progress!)
    Music, Uncategorized

    Original Melody: The Hanging Tree (Hunger Games)

    Years ago, before The Hunger Games movies came out, I read the books and was enamored of the song, The Hanging Tree.  So solemn, so moving.  And a melody popped into my head for it.  So, naturally, I wrote it down.  Also, naturally, I kept it to myself for YEARS.  (Bad habit I’m trying to break.)

    Well, big news, I’ve finally recorded my version and shared it on my youtube channel!  I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed creating this song.

    Family, mothering

    Quick Take: Naptime Crafts

    My toddler is in a toddler bed. Not only has this led to earlier wake-ups, this also means that I have to guard his bedroom door to make sure he doesn’t open-close-open-close-open-close it a bajillion* times when he’s “resting.”

    *actual number of times I’m positive he slammed his door one naptime

    So what’s an exasperated mama bear to do?

    Craft, of course!

    I have taken up sitting on cushions outside of the toddler’s door and either crocheting or knitting while listening to podcasts or audiobooks. So far I’m making quick progress on a crochet shawl for myself (an extra treat since most of what I make isn’t for my own use, but I love this one too much!)

    I’m using a Caron Cake I found on sale. So pretty! Hoping to have it done before real fall weather hits us.

    Happy naptime!

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