Wednesday, December 2, 2020

December 2

 Our neighbor gave us a table top easel that her kids outgrew. Today was a good day for some painting, and I had bought some washable tempera paint. It was messy with Carolyn, so I am glad to have our basement for this creative activity. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

December 1

 Our first snow fall began yesterday with enough to make a snowman today. Some kids from the neighborhood helped, and it was fun to watch them all play in the snow. Alex's Halloween costume items for Cousin It were repurposed for our snowman, which will melt soon as temperatures climb on Wednesday and Thursday. 

Being Present

 I decided to table my bigger "to-do" list item until January. I am planning to send off all my transcripts and test scores to the state to check on an elementary teaching license. I realized that I want to stay present with my family this holiday season and figure out how to make fun memories during this uncertain time. I am lucky that I get to be home with my kids right now. 

We had our first snow fall yesterday, which gave me some perspective on this time. I  get to bundle up and play outside with Carolyn and make sure that Alex has enough warm clothing as he goes off to school and to play in the neighborhood. I can spend more time settling into our new house and making the space work for all of us. 

I will try to write December Daily blog posts and might make a scrapbook for the month. There are great ideas at

Here are some pictures from November 30th in the snow: