Ordinary days

Wonderful ordinary days. My boys have temporarily taken over the living room with their Christmas loot. Santa (aka family and friends) was very generous with them this year, and they have been playing nonstop.

We all have colds today, so we’re having a quiet day of building trains, Legos, and stacking cup towers. There are enough leftovers (and cranberry bliss bars) to last a while.

These ordinary days, spent doing nothing much, is where we thrive. I wipe noses, change diapers, feed baby, feed toddler. I know this day will be over all too soon. It will be a new year, and they will be one and three. And before I blink, it will be gone – these days of Legos, Curious George, and snuggling a sleepy babe who wants to nurse all day. Happy ordinary days to you friends.

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This Moment

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Inspired by Soulemama.com

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A Christmas banner

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Christmas banner 2Elfing continues here between work, raising children, and hosting cookie swaps.  And eating too many cookies.  We don’t have quite enough Christmas decorations for this much larger living space so I was scrambling to make it look a bit more festive.

So here’s a quick project for you:  cut triangles from scrap fabric – mine are about 9 inches tall and 7 inches wide at the top.  If you cut with pinking shears you won’t have to do much else.   I zig-zagged mine to a few lengths of ribbon – one spool was just to short, and two overlapping looks nice.  You could just glue your fabric triangles to ribbon.  Leave enough ribbons on each edge to tie to a hook or another ribbon.  Hang with command hooks (my weapon of choice since we don’t own this home.)  I made this in the hour before guests arrived for the cookie swap – quick and easy.