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.
I keep starting and deleting and restarting and then forgetting new posts, so I decided to take the easy way out and bullet point things.
- My youngest two will be cyberschooling with a Waldorf/Montessori twist for the next two years.
- My middle boys, who have a spot at the local creative and performing arts magnet school, will keep their spots but also be schooling from home, at least this year.
- My two college kids are home this semester as well.
It’s a funny thing about growing up Catholic– I always think of Advent of the beginning of a new year. I actually feel pretty lucky that I get multiple beginnings this way–Advent, the actual new year, the beginning of the school year, each new season, new month, new week. To quote St. Benedict, always we begin again.
Part of being willing to begin again is realizing that beginning are not always perfect. And yet, to quote again, “from small beginnings great things come.”
“Smooth and clean and frosty white, the world looks good enough to bite. That’s the season to be young, catching snowflakes on your tongue” -Ogden Nash
Happy Winter! Just a reminder that Winter Seasons of Joy is here to help get you through those long winter days. The book includes…
Circle Time Themes
A Winter Movement Adventure
Winter Tea Time
The Elves and the Shoemaker
The Boy Who Went to the North Wind
Handwork Ideas, Including
Dip Dyed Silks
Felt Doll Quilt
I’ve always found so many opportunities for new beginning throughout the year– the first day of each new season, New Year’s Day, of course, Advent, which is traditionally seen as the beginning of the church year, every new month, every new week– so many chances to start again!
There have been lots of new beginnings for us over the past few weeks. My birthday was a week ago. I turned 46, and it hit me hard. I spent 5 days in New York City, wandering about, thinking about life, and seeing lots and lots of shows. I saw The Saintliness of Margery Kempe, Mean Girls, School of Rock, Anastasia, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.