Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Thankful, January 8 edition

This blogroll on the side of the screen--yeah, all those blogs I regularly read--these writers are special, hilarious, caring, marvelous people.  On the days that I don't have much courage to face the chores or the mystery of my own thoughts, I can still read their words and be strengthened.

I've wanted to write about my transition into married life, into parenthood, into becoming the parent of not one, but two special-challenges kids.  (Yes, we've noticed that Spark has his own issues.)  And I know I will.  But today, today, I just need to day that I am thankful for the people who put their love and their truth into the world.  I am thankful for those people who do the everyday living and sharing, who keep showing up and keep going on.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Blizzard day, December 20th: early start to Holiday break

Now the snow is here, a blanket for the winter.  We've got about 12 inches so far, and more is falling and blowing.  It's wet snow, too, perfect for packing and sculpting.

I keep wanting to curl up and sleep some more now, but I did that this morning.  I woke up at the regular time and monitored the emails and phones to make sure our business was well and duly closed for the day: phone messages changed, signs up on the front doors, emails sent to all the staff.  At least I was able to be in my pajamas and bed all the while.  When the flurry of messaging calmed down, I tucked myself back in.

It was after noon when I woke up!