Lots of art space this week because of the super cold weather. We finished all kinds of paintings, knife sheath leatherwork and planning. All together, it was a low-key week of friend play and easy outings just to leave the house, combined with wrapping up projects we left alone when the weather was so nice.
Friday we had a downtown Denver day with the MTH field trip to Denver Art Museum, plus a quick walking tour + Torchy’s for lunch afterwards.
If I was saying no to the candy while we grocery shopped, no to the terrible toys at Target, no to most of our friends’ kids’ birthday parties, I had some clear boundaries. Declining things didn’t bother me. I was raised in a world of nos. I needed to learn how to yes.
Back from a long weekend in Moab – and so much exercise + outdoor time, I can hardly believe it! We’re back in action at home tho, waiting out the snow, because we’re ramped up and ready for spring now.
We’re on the move again this week with ALL the parties! Bday parties, Super Bowl parties, sleepover parties, and a Valentine’s Day party to remember – with sack races + balloon friends (for some reason), sweets + silliness.
The kids planned their Valentine’s Day party this week and then celebrated early with cupcakes they decorated and a pile of cheers, including pyramids + a few burritos! We had friends stay with us a few days and I have zero photos of their sleepover, dance parties or movie sessions.
We got together with George’s Kansas City Chiefs crew for the first time all year, and it was great to catch up + see all the kids playing together again. Then our Wildlings groups resumed + we met some new people!
This week we learned to use the snowblower + strengthened our ankles with some ice skating + sledded 3x + took a melting snow walk with an RC car spinning slush at everyone.
And yes, I am currently writing about this in January because the grieving process, left alone, is a meandering one. I’ve grieved people and pets aplenty, but not without having to pretend, to play-act my life.