Monday, February 27

enjoying young




Lots of talk about being 4 these days, which she'll be in mid April.

People use the phrase, 'you're such a big girl' - as a compliment.

I find myself using similar phrases, that she can now do such-and-such because she's bigger, as encouragement. Or sometimes as fact - you can do that when you get bigger.

What I really want is for her to not look to the horizon of years, but to enjoy being a kid.


Friday, February 24

moment and pockets #38




my little joys this week...

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her beaming face and laughter at watching herself on video
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receding snow
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relaxed love
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ability to take quick snaps or videos with a phone
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how much she's playing on her own
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listening to her creative play
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bloggers getting rid of their word verification
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"so what are you going to do today?"
"let's see after I finish breakfast."
"will you play with your toys or do some reading work?"
"some reading work will be good"

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Friday, February 17

joy pockets #37

A quiet week, feeling cocooned in the snow, riding through the last of our colds.

a shawl, a wood burner, cosiness supreme


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warmth
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cuddles
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ticking off big sections in her 'work' book
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writing my first real letter in decades
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vitamin C
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a 4 star book
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delicious sweet pink ladies
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feeling positive about a homeschooling future
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joy pockets

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Thursday, February 9

joy pockets #36

I've not been in the head space to do these, but it always feels good when I get back to this Friday ritual.
A big thanks to Melissa for keeping joy pockets alive while I took a break.


After 7 weeks in England, we're back in Montenegro safe and sound.

the woods are all covered in snow now


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returning to snow-capped mountains
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re-nesting
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her endless love of reading
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a new stack of (2nd-hand) books
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"mama, if you stop eating, will you grow small like me?"
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my new (pre-loved) little tea pot
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the wood burner
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varieties of teas
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watching snow-fall together
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joy pockets

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