Somebody loves color as much as I do. Joy Doodle is a phone coloring app for kids of all ages. Whenever a grand grabs my phone, I find beautiful pictures have been stored in my photos. They obviously have learned how to save their artwork.
Two reasons I’m thankful for this app:
1. Coloring can occupy them for several minutes. (They are 7, 5, and 3. Nothing distracts them for very long.)
2. If they didn’t save their artwork to my photos, I’d never get to see the work of my budding little artists.
Crazy that these little geniuses can figure out technology before I can! And somewhat scary, too!
Today, I am celebrating the ultimate comfort food: toast. This happens to be my favorite breakfast food. An egg is ok, but I like it best with a piece of whole wheat toast. I also love toast and peanut butter. Add a bit of honey, and it is even better.
Toast really works at any meal. I turn toast into breadsticks with a bit of garlic powder and slicing the bread into strips. Grilled cheese? Toast. Tuna melt? Toast. You get the idea.
As a kid when I was sick, mom would always bring me toast cut into party sandwich size. (Directions: cut one slice into two diagonal pieces, then cut each of those in half, making four triangle pieces.) This was always the first thing my stomach could tolerate after I had been really sick.
So today I am grateful for toast and the comfort it brings. (My kind of “cooking” too!)
I have always loved calendars. They organize me. They give me a way to see how I fill my days. I have online calendars, lesson planning calendars, and a personal calendar that Little Sis makes for us out of her photography. I love them all, and I’m so thankful for the way they organize my life.
I’m not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day. Well, not the adult version. I’ve watched too many broken hearted kids at the high school who feel left out.
I loved the kid Valentine’s Day when we made shoebox or paperback mailboxes, covered in construction paper hearts and lots of glue. We had perforated books of Valentines, where no two were alike. Careful selection was important, so I didn’t send a mushy one to the wrong person. There were conversation hearts that tasted a bit like toothpaste (still love them!) and red heart shaped suckers.
Hearts and flowers are good. Thoughtful cards and chocolate always make a day better.
I’m thankful for a husband who remembers, especially when I forget.
Today, I am grateful for “down” time. I don’t have Forensics this weekend. Then, the counselor will be in three of my classes today, talking to Sophomores about enrollment for next year. The combination of both of these things (or lack of things) on my schedule is amazing.
I might get my desk cleaned off and a few papers graded today. This weekend, I’m hoping for a belated Valentine’s Day trip to see the Big City kids and grands. Sneaking in a movie would be great, too.