Monday, January 03, 2011

little bit of giving thanks

I know it's not anywhere near Thanksgiving, but I am SO thankful R has school today! I just spend the morning battling with her, stopping battles between her and her sister. I sort of worry that I am just passing on the problem to her teacher, but I think really a whole week without that structure is what did her in.

In two weeks we will go to visit my folks, and I think I might have to figure out something "school like" to do with her (and my mom IS a "retired" teacher...she now just subs when she wants to) for an hour each day, or an hour and a half every other day. She's only at preschool for 2 1/2 hours three days a week but BOY does she love it!

I am also thankful it's not FREEZING out, its like 20 degrees (F) and everyone had thrown salt down on their sidewalks. The walk to and from school was not as bitter as I thought it would be!

small miracles

Oh, I almost have another top to donate to Seattle Children's. I love making quilts that I like the pattern and want to try and fabrics I like but don't have the I NEED TO HAVE THIS edge to them, keeps my house from having too many quilts that I don't know what to do with! You will see on my PHD 2011 tab I have more than 8 projects, those with parenthesis are projects I want to finish too, but not necessarily in the 6 month challenge.


Marsha said...

Kids will be kids, but they do get out of sinc really fast. Your idea of a little structure while you are with your Mom sounds like a good idea. I always hated the first days of school after a vacation or holiday. The kids didn't want to get up, didn't want to get dressed, didn't want to do anything. It got better after a couple of days back in their routine. Hope life smoothes out a little in a few days!

seventhsister26 said...

Small miracles and blessings are what makes life doable on a day to day basis. I too am thankful that it's not bitterly cold out right now;)
Happy Quilting!!

Katie said...

I'm having trouble myself with the lack of structure provided by my 8-5 M-F job these past 10 days, so I can imagine your little one having the same trouble! I think the little bit of structure while on vacation is a good idea. I hope she thinks so, too! And good luck on your UFOs!

Beth said...

everything will get back to normal soon. I think everyone has a hard time getting back in the groove after a vacation.