This week, I am thankful:
that it’s December!
I think my last final is on December 14th, soooo….in two weeks, my semester will be officially over. Woohoo!
I just gotta stay motivated for 14 more days.
for some leaves that are still hanging on
When I was walking in the woods this morning, I noticed that there are still a few red leaves out there.
for beautiful things to see as I walk
Things like running water.
Lichens/moss on trees.
Raindrops on leaves.
for a good night’s sleep last night
I finally managed to get into bed on the early side of things, and I feel better today!
a little drawing from my niece
She’s on a draw-cute-animals kick and she made little drawings for my girls and me. I told her I’d put mine up on my bulletin board when I got home.
I messaged her this picture and she said, “Thank you.” So cute.
for the benefits of being a homeschooling mom and then a college student
I really, really think my return to college has been a little easier due to my years of homeschooling. There was only a 7-year gap between my last day as a student and my first day as a homeschooling mom..so for most of my years on this planet, I’ve been either a student or a homeschooling mom.
I can see lots of ways that this has smoothed my path, most particularly when I need math skills for my classes.
(Heck, even my young classmates seem rustier than I am when it comes to basic math!)
for my piano
I had a lot of responsible things I could have done when I got home yesterday, but before I did those things, I sat down and played through a few pieces, just for fun.
I’m so glad I have it here with me!
that pianos are ready to play in an instant
One thing I like about being a pianist is that my instrument takes no prep. There are no reeds to install, no assembly is necessary, nothing needs to be taken out of a case, no tuning has to be done (by me at least!)…it’s so easy to just sit down and play for a few minutes.
And when I’m done playing, I don’t have to clean anything or put anything away.