Just like that, we are enjoying the quiet calm of these January days. It is funny, I think. In December I love the bright colors and festive clutter that fills our little home. And in January, I crave the barren look of a simple, clean house. (Although truth be told, much of my house is in a state of tremendous disrepair.! Christmas is scattered on the pool table, boxes and tubs are partly filled, and a certain little ten year old is getting ready to move into her very own bedroom, which is currently being painted a very pretty shade of light blue. Use your imagination, my friends. It's that bad.)
We started back to school this week, and honestly, we were ready. One of the many things I love about homeschooling is the ability to make adjustments as we go. I spent last Sunday afternoon tweaking and adjusting and actually trashing some of the lessons I had planned at the beginning of the year. I regrouped and planned what I think is a solid and exciting curriculum for the remainder of the year.
My bedroom is one of my very favorite places. I find comfort and serenity there, not to mention the occasional afternoon nap. I added a little corner desk this Christmas, and am finding it very cozy and useful. The gray blanket at the bottom of the bed is a weighted blanket, and I love it! It is a ten-pound one and is the perfect weight to make me feel cozy and comforted. I was concerned it would make me feel too warm, but it doesn't at all.
I received a couple beautiful New Year cards from some very special friends. I love them so much I am displaying them and smile every time I walk by. Ending with the ~ On the way to Mass ~ selfie with me and my girl. Because. My girl.
Thank you for visiting, my friends. I hope you have a lovely weekend with your people. No major plans here. How about you?