February 5, 2017
The days keep rolling us closer and closer to spring. Another week of cold behind us. This is how I talk myself through the winter months. In some parts of the country the trees are already beginning to bud, but here it will be weeks before anything dares to emerge.
Our break from school didn't quite happen as I envisioned. Astrid has been sick since Wednesday, and I have been trying to manage some annoying abdominal pain. We suspect that it is related to my gallbladder, and should have test results tomorrow (hopefully). Aside from a couple of quick trips to the grocery store, there hasn't been much excitement in our days. Mostly, there has been a lot of nose-blowing and screen time.
Last week, I put together a focus board of sorts, full of pictures borrowed from other craft blogs, to remind me of what I want to accomplish in the last half of winter. Part of this is overhauling my craft area, including managing the stash. Astrid and I were able to tackle that one. We sorted, folded, and stacked the contents of our overflowing fabric bin. For now, the stash is back in the bin, but I'll find a better home for it soon, when I can get some time to organize my craft space.
We are back to school this coming week, starting a new writing program, trying to ramp up into a strong finish for sixth grade. With my current health challenges, I'm not sure how much I will be able to get out, and I am hoping to have this sorted in the next week or two. For now, I think I will probably focus on another area of my focus board...getting back into the kitchen for some cooking and baking. Since Cynar started working we have been relying heavily on convenience foods, and I would like to shift away from that a bit. I have to find a way to put this spring energy to good use!