There is a lot on the horizon, with my vaccination process half-over, students coming back full-time soon and spring just peaking its head out every so often! Co-workers are even talking about things for next school year.
I am a planner. I like to know what things will happen, when they will happen, and what I can possibly do ahead of time to be prepared when that moment comes. I sometimes pack for trips a week in advance.
But right now my homework for myself is to say, “Enough.”
This is not a year where planning far in advance does any good at all, so what I’ve ended up with are a lot of scrambled, re-worked plans that cost me much more effort and stress than if I’d just waited until closer to the time.
I’m allowing more space in my brain to prepare enough in advance, and then stop. I’m trying to more intentionally enjoy the moments.
It’s enough to just listen to a Henry story while whisking myself up some matcha.
There’s nothing more important I could do with my time.
Luckily, with the weather turning, there is also more opportunity for gathering with our friends! But even on bitter cold days, we’re still making it happen.
I find that all those work cares and scheduling stressors vanish magically when I’m with friends.
I don’t have a lot of photos of the boys to show you, because with my students back in school, the yearbook committee hounds us daily for photos of them. And it’s not actually ethical for me to post photos of my students, so I can’t even share those.
But I can show you this silly tower I made while we were taking an outdoor break during my 3D Art period.
Also my silly sculpture. I call it Essence of Elephant.
And beads! We were not working on a beading project at all, but amongst their experimenting, several students managed to find some and make themselves bracelets!
So that’s all, folks. It’s a short pop-in for now from me, but rest assured we are all doing well at our home. Joe’s said goodbye to skiing season and is welcoming biking with open arms. Both boys are now having positive experiences in school, and we’re all sleeping much better at night.
My back and wrist are feeling hugely healed from my accident, and with the help of a wrist-guard I’m back at the yoga mat! It’s been huge for helping me embrace the “enough” mindset I’m going for.
Here you can enjoy all my patterns for Wacky Wednesday at school for Spirit Week today