Making: Painting Operation Christmas Child boxes, making stress-reducing washcloths (stress reducing to make them, not to use them!), finally using the Purl SoHo yarn I bought over the summer to make a scarf for... MYSELF :) , leaf mobiles with my Adaptive Art class (they loved this project found on ArtBar blog)
|Our version of the Painted Leaf Mobiles also included leaves covered with washi tape, then laminated. Sorry for the bad lighting :(|
|Boxes for Operation Christmas Child|
|Washcloths and scarves. Love these colors :)|
Drinking: the usual...wine, water, coffee and tea, but really looking forward to some tawny port as the weather gets cooler.
Eating: Whole Food take-out (highly recommend the cauliflower/almond salad and the roasted root vegetables).
Watching: Saturday Night Live (loving Alec Baldwin as Trump!) And, we broke out the holiday movies early the other night and started with National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.
Reading: Still plugging away at Carry on, Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton. Love it. And highly recommend it.
Listening to: The Sound of Silence by Disturbed, The Story I Heard by Blind Pilot (recommended by Colbey of the All Good Things in Life blog)
Thinking about: the concept of "shifting" and a few quotes that have meaning for me lately.
|Always love Elena Brower's contributions to Instagram.|
|from soulseed Facebook page|
Laughing at: these boys!
|Love how this baby boy always wants to curl up in my lap.|
|... or not!|
|And how they laugh at every single, silly little thing I make with their Play-Dough :)|
|Celebrating M.'s 65th birthday.|
And receiving yet another "Thank You"- this time from a student. My job, students and co-workers have definitely been a respite for me this year and I am SO thankful to have them.
Spreading Joy: sending 'Positive Notes' home to the parents of some of my really incredible students.
With What I Have: I just have to point out, once again, how a little rearranging of the things you already have can give a space an entirely new feel. Last week, in preparation for making space for the Christmas tree, I rearranged our living room as I cleaned. Placing old things in new positions and doing a little editing and weeding out of unnecessary items was exactly what this space needed. Now we're ready for that tree :)
I'll leave you with another song- this one isn't new to me, but the lyrics are really resonating with me lately. (It's also a suggestion from Colbey of All Good Things in Life.)
Have a great Thanksgiving! Juli