We had another snow week. The kids went to school for two days before cancellations, and we've spent the rest of the week drinking cider, reading, fighting and writing sentences. Yep. Writing sentences.
Here are five little things that tipped the week right over the edge of lovely (it was, at times, precarious):
When my husband deployed for a year back in 2009, I decided to treat myself to a new bottle of wine each week. I didn't know a thing about wine (I still don't know much), but the head of the wine department at Whole Foods said he'd help. Once a week, he'd suggest a bottle of wine for me with the promise that if I didn't like it, I could come exchange it free of charge. I drank some good wine that year and learned a tiny bit about what I like. I decided, while snowed in, that perhaps 2018 should be another year of discovery. This Bear Flag wine (which I purchased because of the label...so legit) was great. It's nice and strong but smooth. And that's the best I can do on descriptions because while I drank a lot of great wine that year, I learned little on verbiage. Somehow, that deficit of knowledge doesn't impact the treat in the glass.
Our girl, Maggie, bought her first pair of pointe shoes last weekend and sewed the ribbons on herself Wednesday morning. She spent four hours alone in her room. Before I knew a thing, she was done. I like that kind of initiative. I'm proud of her for more reasons than I can possibly list, but her work ethic and self-sufficient flair are chief among them.
I woke up Thursday to this....the beautiful sun hitting the tops of those trees in a way that made me appreciate another snow day and the beauty around me. I know that sounds cheesy. The sun does that to me.
We got an old-school flip phone so the kids have a way to get ahold of us while at soccer practice or the neighbor's house. I got this message from the backseat while we dropped Maggie off at ballet on Tuesday evening. Pretty sweet to get this at a red light.
I'm not always the 'fun' mom, but every once in a while I shock everyone and make a snow angel.
Here are a few sweet things from around the web that made me smile:
Watch a 6-year-old cowgirl ride like a pro. Seriously. This is amazing.
Britain appoints a 'minister of loneliness.' It reminds me of the quote by Mother Theresa:
The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love.
Craft beer is the happiest economic story this year?
I've been doing this free Barre 3 workout every day, just 10 minutes. It's a great little afternoon boost.
Does anyone else love 'Kalen Reacts' watch food videos? I agree with him on that mac & cheese!
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.