I've been on a hiatus from my camera for the last couple of weeks. I think it's a post December Daily® break. There's always an ebb and a flow to this kind of stuff.
Here's some of the stories from this weekend that I might have captured with my camera:
Caring for Simon who woke up with a 102 temp on Saturday morning and stayed in bed all weekend. He's one of those kids who is barely ever sick so it's painfully obvious when he is actually sick. Fighting off my own sore throat - had to cancel dinner with friends which was a bummer and something we were all looking forward to but it goes with the sick-kid territory.
Browsing through Clean Slate: A Cookbook And Guide, the January issue of Country Living magazine, and the February issue of Living (there's a step-by-step for pho in there that I might attempt this year or I might just keep visiting the local place that I love because man that is not a simple process).
Taking down the Christmas tree and decor. Love the twinkle lights and am looking for a couple ways to keep those going. This should actually say "starting to take down" because I started but didn't finish.
Thinking about the classroom content for the next Story Theme: gatherings. In addition to stories about gathering together I'm thinking about gatherings as a design technique and the ways in which we gather our stories. Excited to share all that with subscribers later this week. Just a few days left to pick up the Firsts kit if you were interested in that one.
Speaking of gathering, I gathered up a bunch of stuff for Goodwill again. I'm in that tackle every room, closet, drawer mode. And then the question comes up again, how do we acquire so much stuff when it really doesn't feel like I'm buying stuff all the time? No current plans to get rid of any of those shoes in the top photo though - old school Nikes, Sperry Topsiders (my favorite) and good-old Jack Purcells.
Sending Anna over to stay the night with Aaron and his daughter since Simon was sick. She was so happy to go since she was bummed that we were missing our friend get-together.
Listening to those same two girls as they played over here on Sunday afternoon and early evening.
Shopping for groceries on Sunday morning.
Hanging out with Paolo on Sunday afternoon in my kitchen as he made his way home after a week at shoe-making school in Ashland.
Building a fire in the fireplace on Sunday and keeping it going most of the day.
Hope you have a great week!