Today I give thanks for...
Lent. Lily decided to give up Mine Craft, which is quite impressive considering how much she loves that game. Teddy gave up soda. I thought that was a little wimpy. Then he had a stomach bug on Ash Wednesday and I had to run out and get him white soda so it was kinda ironic. We try to use Lent not only as a time to give up vices (of which they have so few), but also as a time to focus on alms giving. I have given up (or tempered) most of my vices since the start of the new year and will continue on this path so I am going to use the next 6 weeks to recommit to this and also to work on what I want to do instead of not do.
Teddy is feeling so much better. He came downstairs yesterday morning to tell me he lost 6 pounds in the 36 hours he was unable to eat, and to ask me what was for breakfast. And lunch. And dinner!
A fun day with the girls Monday. I missed my Mom, but only a little.
A night with the girls tonight. Wine and cheese and long overdue conversation. Four hours felt like two.
Chicken Cordon Bleu Meatball Subs and Sausage Kale Pasta with Red Peppers in a Light Parmesan Cream Sauce.
Reading with my girl before bed. We just started Olive's Ocean this week. It's sweet.
"Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it." Mary Oliver. I think that about sums it up.
My budding photographer. She's developing a discerning eye. I'm especially grateful for that because the film for her camera is pricey!