Wednesday, January 29, 2014
What I'm Loving
+ My Claude Debussy station on Pandora--tweaked to perfection.
+ Morning sunshine streaming through our back window--not warm, but beautiful.
+ Little Bear episodes--giving me time in the morning to tend to the apartment.
+ Being able to crochet useful things--like pot holders.
+ Randy's need to perfect his French Macaron recipe--yes, yes please!
+ My sewing machine--when it's friendly, at least.
+ Andrew's new Warby Parker glasses. Hello Handsome Hipster Hubby.
+ My hibernating tendencies in January and February--because, I'm enjoying them this year.
These things that I love are necessary. I collect them like smooth stones in my pocket. Because, they keep me grounded during the ample episodes of grief, exhaustion, and frustration that come through the week. I can laugh about it now, but, last weekend had such a spectacular episode that I haven't wanted to leave the apartment since. I decided the kiddos and I needed a quick walk on a Sunday morning. They cried nearly the whole way--though they were warm and bundled. Everything escalated a block from the house, so much so that M needed me to carry her the rest of the way, which was nearly impossible due to the stroller not steering well in the snow. What a sight we were! By the time we struggled to our back door we were all in tears. Oi.