Well, I did it. Almost - I missed the 23rd and didn't make it up like I meant to. I looked at these trees today on the bike path at the end of our street and saw that long line of posts like sturdy little soldiers. I think the daily posting has been really good for me - it has been so valuable to sit down and focus my thoughts at the end of each day. I didn't feel pressured to talk about anything specific. I set no big crafting goals. I just lived and talked about it. I discovered important things about our rhythms and about myself as a mother. So thanks for putting up with me every day. I doubt I'll post every day in December, but I promise to post more than twice.
Today was a lovely day. Attitudes were better. Progress was made on the room. Chores were negotiated. The sun shone. I let a lot go and we spent time outside, finding the remaining leaves and looking at how things have changed since the budding of spring, the bloom of summer and the glorious fall color have passed. We have been here for 3 seasons now, for 9 months this weekend. All that's left is winter. My girl is hoping for snow and my boy just wants to visit snow while he learns to snowboard. I just hope for more of these clear days that will help me get through my first winter dark and rain in several years. I was reminded today by a neighbor to take vitamin D. I have to pick that up - lack of vitamin D is something I haven't worried about in a long time.
The girl's room isn't quite done but she worked until she could see the sheets on her bed and didn't dissolve into tears. I have picking up and picture hanging to do tomorrow along with finishing up the painting in the kitchen. We're getting there. Every day, progress is made. But today, we stepped back and took some time to stomp in puddles while absorbing our vitamin D. It was good for all of us.
Thank you for taking this little journey with me this month. It's been fun. Tomorrow we celebrate the daddy's birthday, so I'll see you in a few days.