Fridays around here are for sharing joyful moments from the week. Typically I share a handful of pictures and give a little update on our week. This week will be a little different because I took ZERO pictures!
I’ve been feeling the stress from the election – and I’m sure you’ve been feeling it, too. But I won’t use the “e” word in this post again because we could all benefit from thinking about something else for the next few minutes!
Instead, here are just three things that made me really happy this week in my home:
- You can read about our basement conundrum here AND I’m happy to report that we finally have a plan in place to start moving things around. I’ve cleaned out the Corner of Doom for the most part and Matthew will start moving around the big stuff today. A sewing corner is in my future!
- Matthew was off on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week in order to volunteer with our community on Tuesday and follow the current big news story (no more “e” word, remember?). Even though he was gone from 6:15am until after 8pm on Tuesday, it was great having him home on Monday and Wednesday this week!
- Not much school work has gotten done this week, but we’ve done a TON of reading aloud, which brings me so much joy. There’s nothing better than putting on the kettle, popping some popcorn, setting out playdoh, and reading cozy children’s books all day long! If you’re feeling stressed, I recommend visiting your local library and picking up a few books from the children’s section. Seriously. Our current chapter books: The Wind in the Willows, Mercy Watson Fights Crime, and The Spiderwick Chronicles (load up on these – they’re short and terribly satisfying). An aesthetic bonus to checking these books out from the library: library binding on children’s books is top-notch. I love how they feel!
And a bonus moment of joy: on Tuesday I published the 500th post on this blog. That feels like such an accomplishment. Many of you know that I’ve had blogs since high school and never found a rhythm for posting, yet somehow The Cozy Burrow has survived. I don’t think it could have survived 2020 without all of you, so thank you.
May this weekend be peaceful, calm, and an opportunity for renewal. Keep breathing and stay hopeful.