Once again, life is all about striking those proper balances. As I mentioned before, we've been feeling plain "yucky" around here. Can't seem to shake the thing. So today was one of those 'laying around' kinda days. But all is not lost on days like this. My Sophie is my busy, busy bee. Goes a million miles a minute. Changes clothes a half dozen (or more) times a day. Makes up all kinds of imaginative tales. Cooks up all kinds of imaginary meals. Doesn't slow down for much at all. But TODAY, she snuggled up with me on the couch. Just huggin', talkin', gigglin', and lovin' on each other. And then I brushed her hair, attempting her first- ever french braid...which didn't last long. Unlike her big sister, Sophie's strawberry blonde 'locks' are fine and wispy. Hasn't grown nearly as long as Lauren's had by age 4. But Sophie was so proud of it, even if it did fall out in no time! SO, I enjoyed that down-time with my girl. Nothin' big, and it's not like I'm not with her 24 hours of every day...but it was just nice~!
I feel so enriched, and inspired by the things that many of you share on your blogs from time to time. It's hard to imagine that even this time a year ago, the word "blog" wasn't even in my vocabulary! And I think I mean that quite literally! But even as I entered into this world with a little fear and trembling, it didn't take long to realize that there was going to be benefits to reap from this kind of connection. I have learned things from others, received important reminders about priorities, and enjoyed the recommendations from people I respect! It's all good....and I thank you for the things that you share.
Well, the lull of the cool-mist humidifier is beckoning me...I really should invest in one of those 'white-noise' machines. I've come to love having that kind of sound filling the silence of the night. Anybody have one of those or know anything about it?
(Some weeks ago, we took the children to sing for the patients on the TCU"transitional care unit" Ward of the local hospital. They drew pictures, passed out treats, and visited with these dear people, a couple of whom were 100 years old! It was a good servanthood experience for the children...and for their parents. )