presents, family, food, warmth, comfort, joy, drinks, nurturing, laughter, surprises, excitement, love, presence 17 months ago
I used to do a load of this. I want my laughter back please and thank you. 17 months ago
and loving it!
Free movies, Wii games, books galore for me and my dd. 17 months ago
however, this year my husband and I decided that we would keep things simple this Christmas.
I’m making two dinners. Each will pretty much be cooked in the roasting pan.
So I’ve put away my recipes and it will take very little time to prep the turkey and roast beef dinners by putting the veggies and potatoes into the roasting pan.
We also have lots of different neat snacking foods, and lots of different mostly non-alcoholic drinks.
Love it! Simple! 17 months ago
I’m really surprised how patient my dd is when teaching her to cross stitch and she’s enjoying the task. 17 months ago
I threw out one bag of trash from my dd’s room and am still working on one bag of donations – we have it I just have to finish the task.
My dd rearranged her furniture, vacuumed, dusted, mopped her floors and insisted that we get rid of her rug as well. Her room looks amazing. I’m very proud of her. 17 months ago
I’ve been hearing oral tales of people in poverty over the last few years, however, now I’m reading about it more often on facebook for example. I’m seeing people who have been successful struggling and I’m seeing people who are doing well making pleas for their facebook friends to help them help a friend pay their rent, buy food and make Christmas a little better until they can get themselves back on track.
Either this is a bad year or this is a wake up call for times to come. Either way I would like to start doing something that I can maybe make with my hands to donate to those in need.
Money is hard for me to give because it will never be enough to pay someone’s rent at this point in my life, but if that changes I will do that one year by paying it forward.
In the meantime, I’m thinking of having a website and creating a not-for-profit organization, or just a neighbourhood volunteer group to start off, where we make things to eat and use to donate.
Just thinking. 17 months ago
Feeling guilty now that she is at school today and I will throw out or donate belongings that she won’t let go of but they hide away forever never to be played with but once she sees them she won’t let them go. Argh mother’s guilt.
I will store some toys for rotation but we only have so much room and I don’t believe in holding on to so much stuff. 17 months ago
I’ve been thinking that I would like to grow tomatoes so that I can make my own pasta sauce for lasagna from my own home grown tomatoes. I’d have to learn about canning I guess.
And I’s also like to learn about what soil is safe and where in our garden is best for me to plant my veggies and maybe a fruit bush. I’m concerned about contaminated soil – I just don’t know what the neighbours have in their yards. For example, I planted a lilac bush and three years later it rotted from the bottom and died and I know that our neighbours are not the cleanest people even when it comes to their backyards and that hardy bush was right against the fence next to where their composter is. I wonder what they put in it?
Things to think about. 18 months ago
I feel the need to heal my weariness, my sadness, and to encourage happiness. By remaining quiet as my body and mind need this today I am providing myself with what I need. 18 months ago
I enjoy listening to CBC Radio 1. If the house seems too quiet I will have it on in the background. 18 months ago