Tuesdays are my busiest work days and today I’m already a bit behind. Taft had a project due at school this morning. I thought we had everything completed, but we were missing two required elements that we scrambled to finish up. We missed the bus, but still managed to get him to class before the bell rang — phew! The phone has been ringing and there have been a handful of other interruptions — all good stuff, just little delays and when you already have an unrealistic list, it’s hard to maintain that inner calm. I’m trying hard to remind myself that it’s all OK.
Anyway, lots to do and no time to blog.
I will take this quick opportunity (before diving into my list) to publicly acknowledge two very special gifts that I received over the holidays.
My friend Sheryl found this adorable ornament and dropped it by with a homemade card.
Sheryl has had a tough year battling cancer and yet she was the one that thought of me. I actually ran into Sheryl at the Jim Brickman concert, so I did get to thank her in person. I will pull this out every year and think of Sheryl and her wonderful, giving heart!
And then there was the big package that came addressed to both Kayce and me, from super-star BPC student Pat in North Carolina.
Inside we found handmade cards and two stuffed reindeer. These were a limited edition for Christmas at Build A Bear, where Pat works.
I loved our Christmas holiday this year.
I didn’t “do” as much as I’m accustomed to doing, but I enjoyed my family, a few gatherings with good friends and all of the kind and thoughtful expressions of love that were sent our way.