Saturday, January 17, 2015
A happy week
We had cold, wet weather for a few days this week. We even had one school delay (I think there should have been two because the roads were slippery both mornings). There's a lot to be said for cold, wet weather when it's usually clear and dry and I try to make the most of it. I like a little winter in my winter. I like to make soup. I like to wear slipper-socks. I like to spend dark afternoons in the kitchen - teaching, cooking, puttering, talking. I hope we have another cold, wet spell before the winter is over. Maybe we'll have a few - the winter is still quite young.
We've been playing with the perler beads a lot lately. Some call them hama beads. I designed that mushroom myself. I like how it came out. I know all about using cross-stitch patterns to make them, and I do that sometimes too, but I really enjoy winging it. I need to buy more beads; we're running out of a few colors, especially red...hmm.
I'm feeling good so far this month, and this year. I made a conscious decision to let go of stress and anxiety about things I can't fix. And you know what? It's working. I feel freer and happier. This week, I went to a friend's sales party and had a really good time. On Friday the weather was nice again and I took my kids to the park after school, where I met up with some mom friends. I laughed a lot this week. I felt lighter. I'm crocheting a lot and am back to reading more after a spate of terrible books. I savored the last of my Christmas-stocking treats. I made really good lasagna. I had a good week. I hope you did too.