Soaking in every moment5:18 PM
We have become sort of hermits in my house. I think it would have been perfect if we were back in Idaho with the snow and the cold weather, then we could really blame it on that.
But the fact is simply, that hubby is on leave until the 8th of January, and we are also on homeschooling winter break until then. Yes we could be going here and there, or taking this time to enjoy some day trips all over, but we have chosen to soak in every moment.
We have stayed home, quite literally in the house without going outside unless absolutely necessary. And it's been fantastic.
Our girls enjoy spending time with us too, and I think, well actually, I KNOW that one of the reasons I love the pug breed so much is that they are amazing pets to have. They aren't much into noisy, rowdy play. They are very content just laying on their bed or on the couch next to us, napping.
We've had dorky, nerdy, geeky chats as a family, talking about Doctor Who, space travel, dimensions, the universe and all sorts of other geeky things. We've learned, and we have taught each other, and we continue learning through our chats.
I've also ingested copious amounts of homemade lattes and tea chai lattes, eaten tons of chocolate and generally pigged out to the point where my body is begging for a diet and a rest from holiday food. And that is what I'll be doing come January 1st....back to counting calories, drinking only and only water and setting those bad junkie foods aside for special occasions.
Won't be giving up my teas and lattes though, they are my fuel for the household chores that surround me on a daily basis....and really, a reward right?
Remember I mentioned we've been on a Doctor Who kick? Well we've literally been doing a marathon from Season 1 and all through to the last episodes before the new episodes start in April. It's been so much fun doing it as a family.
Matter of fact one of my favorite times of the day is after dinner, we all take our showers, get into comfy warm jammies, grab our favorites blankies, popcorn or any snacks we wish and then sit in the living room with Doctor Who.
My crochet is never far though, I find that I get most of my projects finished when I'm watching TV.
And speaking of projects, I'm working on some right now for my bathroom.
More specifically for my kids. I was browsing one of my favorite blogs and she had some knitted ones for her college kids. Cute washbags to hang on the bathroom door for each kid, to hold their belongings.
I think that is a brilliant idea and of course I had to start on some for my own kids, that way they can keep their toiletries separate and off the counters.
My husband saw these and loved them, so I've decided to make one for each of us :)
Drawstring crochet bag....who knew.
I have also started a knitted one to see how it looks. Oh and I've also got a hot water bottle crochet cover on my hooks. So a bunch of easy quick projects to keep my hands busy while watching TV.
Just really been enjoying the time I'm spending with my family, it's been a good rest for us, time to regenerate and replenish our souls as individuals and as a family.
But it's also made me remember that my children are quickly growing and soon they will be out of the house and on to their own lives. So when I see things like this laying around, I've stopped getting frustrated over them not being in the right place.....
All too soon I will miss seeing these little guys all over my tables, counters and random areas in the house.
I guess in the end, all I'm trying to say is that you need to concentrate on what matters, on your loved ones.
Enjoy every second.....soak in every moment!