Thursday, August 21, 2008

Good for the soul

Things I need to remind myself are good for me:
  • Taking a slightly longer route home to drive through my favorite tall-treed, shady neighborhood full of vintage Mission and Craftsman homes
  • Stopping for hugs and tickles before I jump into dinner prep after work
  • Feeding the kids kid food, putting them to bed, and making really luscious grownup food for G and me (last night: slow cooked beef roast; pan sauce with balsamic vinegar, garlic and basil; cheese polenta; peas)
  • A long lunch break to feel a little more caught up on errands, a little less panicked and loserish (worth the make-up time I will spend on the laptop tonight)
  • Telling G about the funny things the kids have done that he's missed, like K's very loud tick-tock noise when Grandma was singing him "Hickory, Dickory Dock," and agreeing on how cute our kids are
  • Asking G for an update on the dissertation (progress! it's good! very encouraging)

1 comment:

Crysty said...

Those all sound very good for the soul, indeed!