Thursday, February 5, 2009

a chilly blog

too much buzzing around in my head today . . . having a little trouble focusing because i am sooooo cold! florida should not have so much cold weather. and i should have a real furnace. one that works. maybe someone is trying to tell me something. like why the heck would you move back to michigan when you can't even take a few nights of 30 degrees?! i have officially turned into a florida wimp.

okay, let's get to it. for the 3 people that actually read my blog (occasionally) i have some messages:
sal- i came up with my words for 2009. authentic (i will try to be), enough (must remember i really do have enough and stop searching for better and more), centered, connect, balance, and grace. i know i was just supposed to choose one but i love words so much that i couldn't help myself.
jen- you would be great in those orange boots. i really mean it.
les-i'm proud of you for doing the things that make you happy and not just doing things to please other people (including your MOM!). i have spent too much time worrying about what other people will think, feel, etc. you have such a sweet heart and i know you always try to do the right thing. but somehow in your 14 years on this planet you have learned something it has taken me over 40 to learn - to say no when there is something you really don't want to do. this parenting thing is an interesting dance and i am so thankful to have you as my dance partner. thank you for teaching me every day.

okay, what else? today i had such a nice circle with my littles. they have such smart things to say. i have to remember to spend more time talking with them and less time rushing through the day. it is the small moments where i see growth and glimpses into who they really are - getting down on the floor to watch two boys cooperate on a puzzle, glancing over to catch one little "reading" one of our class books to some others, helping another little set up the fairies . . .
i really do love, love, love my job and i am so grateful for that.

i am in a movie mood this week. les and i watched "nick and nora's infinate playlist" tonight (cute, great music) and i am looking forward to seeing "he's just not that into you" tomorrow . . .

1 comment:

timhewins said...

thanks kath...i want those orange boots! and by the way, i don't think people call it a furnace anymore....that's soooo 1975! (i'm laughing out loud and my kids are looking at me)