Last week I talked about looking forward to joy in the garden. On Saturday we found it. Sunshine, warmer temperatures, some cooperative worms, a bit more progress on weeding and our happy girl.
I think a lot of people are using this time to reconnect with what’s most important. Family, nature, making, growing. I hope that among the juggle and the difficult, you’re able to find the joy.
Here are some other things that have made me happy over the last little while:
“The ultimate day of running and fixing and making and being.” Lots of lessons for living, prioritizing, working, feeling, thinking and accomplishing. (Also LOL at 10:05)
I watch a fair bit of HGTV most weeks. A new favourite is Celebrity IOU. It feels genuine, generous… and of course there are some beautiful makeovers.
I’m noticing a bit more diversity on HGTV. A few episodes have highlighted accessibility needs for people with mobility challenges and they’re branching out beyond the nuclear family with multi-generational households.
Thinking of hiring a designer? I’ve followed Jen at Rambling Renovators for a long time. Her style is beautiful, and I’m so proud of her for taking this step. But more I love the positive hopeful attitude she’s promoting in launching her business now.
Cookies with no chocolate, no peanut butter, yet everyone I gave them to asked for the recipe (Tip: This makes a huuuuuge quantity of cookies. I cut the recipe in half and still had more than 50. Hence, the giveaways.)
How to brush a toddler’s teeth. I feel like we’re making some progress toward a truce in our nightly battles though we’re not yet as peaceful as this demonstration. I welcome any tips.
The royal wartime radio address updated and reimagined
My writing elsewhere:
- Sports for dogs: flyball and dock diving
- I’m having fun as the new social media manager for our tractor dealership
I wish you joy and health. Take good care.
My daughter-in-law gave my granddaughter (who is almost 2) a surprisingly thorough teeth-brushing when I was there one day. She had her on her lap, so from behind like in the video, but she also gave Mae another toothbrush. That helped a LOT. Instead of grabbing the brush and fighting and screaming with frustration, as she would have without it, she brushed away during and in between with her own brush. I was impressed!
Thanks for the tip. And good job DIL.