Fridays are for collecting little moments of joy throughout the week. Typically I share a few pictures, but this is the second week in a row in which I have none! I’ll try to break this trending habit next week and keep my phone nearby to snap the little moments to share here.
I was most excited when I learned that the 4th season of The Crown will be released this Sunday! The trailer looks amazing – Gillian Anderson as Thatcher! Look how perfect. I could fill this paragraph with exclamation points, but I’ll try to hold back. I’ve been preparing for this release by catching up on The Windsors: Inside the Royal Dynasty. CNN aired this series over the (?)summer and I recorded it and finally finished it last night. I also caught Charles & Di: The Truth Behind Their Wedding on PBS last week, which was perfect timing for the 4th season of The Crown. I’m so happy to feed my obsession with the historical significance of the British royal family right now!
We’re finishing up the eleventh week of Blackberry Bluff School. We have one more week before Thanksgiving break – which is totally shocking to me. After the disaster (of my own making) of schooling last week, it’s been a relief to fall back into a routine that’s engaged all of us and Bear quickly remembered my expectations of him. I think we’ve all recovered nicely.
Yesterday I got a mini-training on Bug’s assistive communication device, so he can finally start bringing it home and using it here. They were waiting to make sure he understood the basics of using it while at the treatment center and he’s picking it up like a pro – I cried when they told me everything he’s been able to do with it. And he’s been vocalizing more, which means that we’re potentially closer to him speaking words. It’s been a hard 5.5 years — and seeing him sit at the table with his device and ask for balloons to play with was amazing. Joy is an understatement.
I was hoping to share a progress shot of my little sewing spot in the basement, but we’re not quite there yet. Perhaps next Friday? I’ve been stealing 10-15 minutes a day and making bit of progress on my Scrappy Crossroads quilt. I’ll have a finished project to share with you all in no time!
And speaking of stitching – I’ve discovered Floss Tube. I subscribe to Lori Holt’s YouTube channel and she did a Floss Tube video, which was a rabbit hole beyond compare. Which is strange because despite a few WIPs, I wouldn’t even call myself a cross stitcher. But I am really enjoying watching these youtube videos with my headphones while Bear watches a little television in the evenings before bed. And well, of course I’m eying a few patterns, but remain determined to finish my Plump Farmer’s Wife before starting anything else.
That’s it from me this week. I might be back on Sunday with a poem, but I’m not sure. I definitely plan to be here on Monday! I hope you find that your weekend is restorative and that you and your family stays safe and well.