Thursday, August 25, 2016

12:34 August 25

In Hideaway Woods with Mimi.

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

12:34 August 24

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

12:34 August 23

Today the kids and I took my mom to the zoo. I'm grateful for our membership and the opportunity to share one of our favorite places with her.

Monday, August 22, 2016

12:34 August 22

I'm thankful for teachers. Every year I'm more and more in awe of the ones I had who made safe, educational, fun classrooms feel effortless when I was growing up.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

12:34 August 21

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

12:34 August 20

I'm thankful for an almost-hour-long run with Allison this morning.

Friday, August 19, 2016

12:34 August 19

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.