Thursday, August 25, 2016
I'm grateful for the six days my mom spent with us, which ended today. Lala was particularly sad to see her go. Parting is such sweet sorrow, but I'm also thankful for the obvious bond the kids have with their Mimi. We eagerly anticipate our next time together.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
I was feeling stressed out today by teaching a couple of classes I haven't taught for a while. I'm not feeling confident about my plans, and time is feeling a little short.
I finally reached a point at which I just needed to do something else. Thankfully, there are miles of trails right behind school. A good trail run cleared my mind and fatigued my muscles. I'm thankful for a good run, and a nice place to do it.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Monday, August 22, 2016
Sunday, August 21, 2016
After church this morning, we went to a school friend's birthday party. It was a lovely reminder of the interesting, kind people we have met through the kids' school. I am gratefully looking forward to the new school year next week.
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Friday, August 19, 2016
My mom arrived at noon today. The boys were inspired to play ball in the backyard while it rained, Mom and the kids played several rounds of hide-and-seek and now they're playing Legos in the boys' room. I'm grateful for the special energy she brings to our home and my kids' lives.