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Welcome to this peaceful spot on the internet, and thank you for your patience as we move together through this time of transition! Pour yourself a cup of tea and let’s get to know one another.

As I write this, it is Easter Sunday. While I woke early, made coffee, hid Easter baskets, made cinnamon rolls for breakfast, and spoke with my eldest child on the phone for over an hour, my health eventually got the better of me and I spent much of the day in bed. I have been coming to terms with many things lately- my health challenges, my work schedule, my dreams and goals, my children’s needs. I feel like there is so much inside of me, so many different people I want to be. Honestly, deep down, I have the same unsettled feeling I had at 18. I thought I would have outgrown it by now. But, here we are.

Oh dear. It’s January 2 and I’m already behind.

I had some rather lofty goals for beginning this year. I wanted to clean and organize the downstairs learning space where the children spend most of their day. (I didn’t.) I wanted to do the same for my teaching space. (I haven’t.) I wanted to rework the daily schedules, rhythms, and routines. (I’m barely started.) I wanted to completely revamp the blog (not done clearly) and have a plan for content every day this month.(I’m trying.) I wanted to be ready for my classes tomorrow (getting there) and have a menu plan (getting there) and place a grocery order (not there yet.) My oldest is leaving to move back to Boston on Monday and I wanted to have some things ready for him. I wanted to choose my watchword for the year and write out some resolutions and create a new planner.

Almost every Broadway musical has what is known as an “I Want” song– that big moment when the main character belts out their deepest heart’s desire. Elphaba wants to be degreenified by the Wizard. Audrey (1) wants to go Somewhere That’s Green. Pippen wants to find his Corner of the Sky and Tevya wonders what life would be like if he was a rich man. If I had an “I Want” song for this week, it would have been all about making a perfect Christmas experience and home for my family.

I wanted to clean the house.

So, where are we at now– Black Friday? Cyber Monday? Small Business Saturday? I have no idea. All I know is that today, my friends, we are having a sale, and it will go on until… well, until I remember to make the Paypal buttons inactive, I supposed, but at least until Tuesday, I am offering several sales today. I may be adding more as the weekend goes on. Before I post them, however, I want to share two things.

Well, I certainly took a little dip from the blog there, didn’t I? I do have about 6 posts loaded up in drafts and ready to go but, truth be told, life has been just so… daily… lately that it’s been hard to see beyond the next class I need to teach, the next plan I need to write, the next parenting fire I need to put out, the next meal I need to cook, the next child’s appointment or conference or therapy. And on top of that, always, always is the epilepsy. The election has been looming a bit as well.

Have a little one with an October birthday feeling a little left out? Well, I have a fun solution with you– join in with other October pumpkins from all around the world for an age-appropriate birthday celebration. OR you can message me about a private online birthday party for your child and their friends.
 
Class details are here for elementary:
https://outschool.com/classes/a-birthday-celebration-for-october-ZeisE9n7#usM0mXyxqY
 
And here for early childhood:
https://outschool.com/classes/a-birthday-celebration-for-october-n8GMvbPk#usM0mXyxqY
 
If the times and dates don’t work or you’d like a private party, just send a message on Outschool. We’ll be back in November as well!