The other day we sat down and Paige finished the felt heart she started sewing her last day at homeschool co-op. Watching her licking her lips with this look of pure determination as she sewed quietly by hand filled me with a big rush of momma-love because she's growing up so fast! We snuck some lavender in that sucker and now it's on my desk looking mighty pretty. Today I'm going to snag ome more felt so we can make mini-versions as part of our Valentines day making extravaganza happening tomorrow during our mini-blizzard.
Finally Father Winter is deliverin! The weather reports are all wacky and not reliable but from what I understand we are to expect some high winds, sleet, and anywhere from 5-12 inches of snow. Which is a big deal when the most snow you've seen all season is about 4 inches...wiiiimppppy. We were going to have an adventure day today (Crayola Factory) but I nixed that instead for a trip to Whole Foods to stock up on yummy things just in case we get snowed in. Because wishful thinking aside I really want to be snowbound in this house for an entire weekend with nothing but firewood, new books and paperdolls to keep us busy. The only request is we keep power. Even with the generator loosin power in the cold stinks and we tend to loose power if there's any sort of wind..just a fun fact we've learned since livin' here.
I have a few goals I'm setting for myself that I figured I'd share
-To drink one green smoothie per day; Doesn't have to be in the morning because who wants to think about food when there's coffee to be made...I can have it for lunch, for a mid-morning boost..whenever! I've got kale and other greens and a Vitamix..time to make that thing work for it's place on my shelf.
-To not give a shit. When it boils down to it, mommahood can be very much like high school and even though the crowd I enjoy tend to be more peace and granola there is still this....cattiness I don't want to get involved with. If there were a label for a momma who's passionate about homebirthing, homeschooling, not vaccinating, and lovin' on your kids while allowing television, some junk food and the casual use of the word "fuck" tossed around I'd fall into that quite nicely. People who are into the above tend to get preachy and preachy can be nasty. I'm happy to go on and on and on about what I belive in but only to those who will listen with open minds and hearts. I guess not giving a shit just means concentrating on my little family, and being kind. In the past week I've realized that some people I have been considering friends are just plain NOT nice. And I don't want my children, nor myself to be surrounded by negative energy. I've got all this (I'm sort of waving my hands around); this big ole' house, these happy children who need an ever-present happy momma, a husband who drives me bonkers but who really is my best friend, and a bunch of smelly animals.
Am I even making sense? Internally it sounded pretty damn good.
(edit, I just spent 10 minutes trying to upload pictures of my cat hugging a tree and they won't work)
My other goal is to cut down on my (gulp) spending. There are easy ways to no shop: stay off Etsy is the biggest one, because Etsy is my crack and I. NEED. IT. I need wooden play food and homemade stiched Valentines day cards that might just end up dusty and under the fridge (along with the wooden play food, although that has a better chance of ending up in my dogs tummy...) Besides Etsy I can start cookin' at home especially lunches because herro it's so EASY to grab a snack while you're out except that's $20 here, and $20 there and all those twenties can add up.
Things I refuse to not splurge on: food, herbs and anything for healthcare, and books.
So that sums it up. Being kind and eatin' good. Seems easy enough!