#1 – Being available and happy to watch my niece while my brother and sister-in-law picked up some furniture they found at the thrift store.
#2 – She had just woken up from a nap and was kind of clingy. I put her down to cut the squash in half and stick it in the oven, but then I surrendered to making dinner later than I planned so I could enjoy some cuddle and story time with her.
#3 – My new strategy for cutting through a squash. I take a butcher knife and gently bang on it with a mallet. I ended up doing this last time because the knife got stuck in the squash and I could not get it out. Today I just went straight for the mallet and wallah!
#4 – Watching my niece do her dance moves in her “tango shoes” to some boogey woogey song.
#5 – I am taking a writing and meditation class this month and one of our "homework" assignments this week was to find a short poem to memorize this month. I hadn't found one yet and then I received a book I ordered in the mail today and I'm certain that will provide it. My friend translated 100 of Pablo Neruda’s sonnets. I can’t even begin to imagine the time and energy that must have gone into this creation. It is mind boggling.