Whelp. This bloggity-blog seems to have reached its natural end, which is fine and dandy. So many changes in the last while: new babies, new jobs (though alas, not for me), new everythings. I have new books and some new clothes. I have students who have graduated from college this spring, including from the Alma Mater. My yoga habit continues, 4 times a week. I have a new outgoing voicemail recorded by a famous person — I won it, don’t be that jealous. And here’s something to keep thinking about, from one of my favorite authors, John Green:
For a lot of yoga. For tasty and well-appreciated baking projects. For shiny new toys.
For sunshine in Seattle, where it is often rainy. For 1 successful baking project (custard for a Boston Cream Pie) balanced out by 1 unsuccessful project (added the sugar too quickly to the meringues I was going to make with the leftover egg whites). For knowing myself. For wonderful friends.
Because my job does not often have the kind of insane weeks I had this past week. For my still relatively new habit of yoga that helps to keep my body from feeling the insane quite as much. For good friends. I feel so lucky to have gone to college where we did. I know not everyone loves their college as much as I/we did and I am so so so thankful to my aunt for suggesting it, for my mom for taking me to visit the first time and for laying out the money for it. Life-changing, in the best sort of way.
For a job that pays the bills. For good books. For crazy goose-chases in pursuit of a single ingredient in a new-to-me cookie. (I live in a major city, it’s just not possible that it’s not available *anywhere*!)
For the rain which held off until after my errand-running this afternoon.
For winter weather which is, all things relatively speaking, pleasant. For a week at work which was tiring and very busy, but which was not too overwhelming. For new albums from bands I like. For lip balm.
For time with my family, particularly the littles who are growing so fast. For being able to be helpful in a mini-crisis. For travel, despite its frustrations. For holiday meals and desserts. For yoga upon my return after an absence that felt lengthy. For knitting and reading and lovely thoughtful gifts. For a new cookbook to add to my collection and for using one that’s been on the shelf for a bit, to make something delicious to share. For time off. For being able to watch the snow at home and not having to shovel it.
For a flexible-type job, which lets me get to the East Coast earlier than would otherwise be possible.
For time. Time with family, time with friends, time singing, time at yoga, time socializing, time cooking, time baking, time knitting, time inside, time outside.