The children did some art projects. My favorite involved making little creatures out of clay. "Look! We made slugs!" Thrilling. Apparently they are very charming creatures who are cute and friendly. Who knew.
The doorknob to my bedroom broke. Handle wouldn't turn. Latch wouldn't unlatch. We called for the children to rescue us. "We can't get out of the bedroom. Can you come open the door."
4yo (rattles doorknob): nope.
12yo (rattles doorknob): It appears to be locked.
Luckily I had forgotten to put away the toolbox, so I had access to a screwdriver and was able to break us out.
4yo singing a version of "over the river and through the woods" but it goes something like this:
over the desert and all through Africa,
to gramma c and gramma j's house
until they die
and then the new gramma cheri and gramma jo
have their new life
upon their new ship,
upon their new houses...
Oh, yes indeed. yes indeed. yes indeed.
"Look at the beautiful white snow everywhere! It is so beautiful! I would be willing to kill a turkey when I am old enough."
"When I am old enough. I would be willing to kill a turkey. For our dinner."
Today I think I need to dismantle the home-made christmas tree. It's looking a little dry. Not so dry as a real tree gets even though it hasn't had any water. I wonder why that is.
I've been having sinus headaches. Hope to avoid sinus infection. Judicious use of neti-pot, warm packs on my face, humidifier... and more sleep than I probably need. Must get back to schedule of no naps during the day.
Grateful Crap: 4yo extemporaneous opera day and night
took meds every day (150mg venlafaxine, 450 mg bupropion, 100mg lamotrigine)
nothing much else
Quaker, teacher, parent,