It may seem like another lonely holiday. One the pandemic has taken from us. But today the three of us, our little unit, found comfort in our small unit. We cooked all day, watched the parade, went on a family walk, watched a holiday movie. It was cozy. It was slow. It was good. I think there is wonder in that, finding the light. So much to be grateful for. So very much.
Month: November 2020
Day 330: My Old Life, At Night
I drove by the building I spent a year and a half in before the pandemic hit. I realize I won’t spend much more time here, as I’ll move and finish my PhD from California. But I had missed this building. Working from home has been isolating at the least. Driving by it at night gave me a peace, a sense of community albeit imagined, like ghosts walking through an abandoned building.
Day 329: Ornaments, in the mail
My grandpa Buddy sent us a package of ornaments, some over forty years old. Bennett loves looking through each box, over and over, finding wonder in the beauty of different ornaments, all with characteristics of their own.
Day 328: Milk and Cookies
Day 327: Lights Come Early
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s do what gives you joy and spread it out. Christmas lights came early!
Day 326:Family Games! UNO!
Who doesn’t escape into the joy of revisiting family games?
Day 325: Parenting Books
You think you’ll never by them, but then realize, what’s the harm in a little extra reading? I want to be the best parent I can be. There is wonder in showing up for your growth in relation to others, especially tiny ones. 💓
Day 324: Sweet Surprise Pup
I walk the same routes all the time. Like all the time. I heard a little yelp on this day from this sweet little Corgi. The wonder of unexpected delights!
Day 323: New Dreams, Any Age
My mom sent me this. She started her own medical practice. I’m so proud!! The wonder of doing what you want, any age.
Day 322: Before Times…A Favorite Coffee Shop
I saw this photo today from three years ago and I missed it. My birthday, I think. Ordering a café Viennese from Café Calabria. California. North Park.
I will never take normal life for granted ever ever again.