This mid-December evening, I’m…
wondering || how I’m going to get it all done. I’m feeling a little grinchy right now. I should probably lock myself in the basement and live in a flurry of wrapping paper and tape for the next week and a half.
eating || chocolate-covered pretzels, which are totally not part of my eating plan
reading || Parenting Without Power Struggles by Susan Stiffelman. Power struggles just stink. We’ll get a bit of a handle on them, but it’s easy to be less vigilant as tensions diffuse. I needed this refresher course and I’m really enjoying this book! Consider this quote:
“If you want children to be receptive to you, clean up what’s going on between your ears–the thoughts and stories that precipitate your anger, fear, or disappointment–before you try to have any influence over them.”
Also, because I’m super up with the times, I just started reading Gone, Girl.
watching || The Good Wife. I can’t even…I just don’t even know what to say. I know I just talked about it a few weeks ago, but it’s so good, and I’m so sad that I’m nearing the end of the episodes on Amazon, and Alicia and Will and Diane and Cary are my friends, you know!
wearing || mostly pyjamas. Boo! It is really bumming me out. My mornings just aren’t working out like I plan. Namely, I sleep late because I’m overtired and don’t have time to get myself put together before it’s time to leave for school.
enjoying || the Serial podcast. You guys! Are you listening to this? It’s so, so, so good! This coming week is the season finale and I can’t wait to see what happens and how it’s concluded.
thankful || that today is over. We hosted Gabe’s friend birthday party. Seven 4th grade-ish boys is…chaotic. And loud. And then, Jude threw up on me. Like, full on throw up. Twice. ON MY BARE SKIN. <gag>
avoiding || going to bed, cleaning up approximately 100 Chrome tabs, wrapping presents, doing laundry, getting a box of donation stuff ready for Purple Heart, etc.
wishing || I’d already culled and decluttered our house. I need to remember to do that around October next year. If I wait until December, it’s just not going to happen!
craving || Aldi chocolate truffles. I know. Aldi sells truffles? They do, and they’re divine! And cheap! And dusted in cocoa!
praying || the aloe juice we’re trying with Isla helps her digestive issues. Anyone have any experience with aloe juice?
loving || this article on body image. Very compelling.