~~In the early morning hours as I lay, happily curled like a ball under our comfy flannel sheets, I heard a small voice call out "Mommy, Mommy." For a few brief seconds my tired brain tried to convince myself that it was just part of a dream but my instinct knew better. It was my 3 year old who, for some reason or another, has been waking up in the wee hours day after day. I wonder,
if adults are supposed to need 7-8 hours of sleep to function at our best,
then why do we birth offspring with internal clocks set for "early?"
~~There are two schooldays left until Thanksgiving break and Sierra has been faithfully practicing her line for the class play. She's playing an Indian girl, a part which she won by coin toss. Apparently all the kids think the Indians were more fun than the Pilgrims; or at least their costumes are more fun to make. You've got to hand it to the girl; she does have the braids for the job. I know because it's been the hairstyle of choice for the last week or so. She insists on being in character for practice, lol.
~~This morning as we were leaving the school, I saw a woman go jogging by and thought, "That's dedication!" On days this cold it's hard to get moving in the morning, let alone running. I've been working on faithfully exercising although it's most often an exercise video or jump-roping inside my nice warm house. I need to run though. As I was dressing Savannah this morning she rubbed her hands up and down my legs and said "They're so soft Mommy!" My first thought was, "Well thanks!!! You don't have to rub it in!!" and then I realized she was talking about my satin pajama pants and not my extra leg padding.
~~Monday is the day that I try to do a thorough house cleaning and, judging by the crumbs on the living room floor, it's definitely needed today. I haven't yet started a new painting, thinking that I would use the small break time to catch up on some things. So why is it that all I can think about is painting?
~Yesterday we made some peppermint bark which Sierra quickly declared to be the "best candy in the whole wide world." Maybe later I'll put together a post sharing the recipe. For now I'm off to find some coffee to clear the fog from my head.
Happy Monday morning. :)
I'm so glad you're here! "The Art of Life" is where I share my journey as an artist & Momma. It's a place where I hope to encourage other women that they are artists too. In this small little space I seek to share, document, and be reminded of God's wonderful grace, all around us. ....And I would be so happy to have you journey alongside me! So grab a cup of coffee and linger for a while. I hope you leave feeling refreshed.