Family Fun, Gratitude, New Year

Happy New Year + a new challenge

Just unboxed my new desk calendar, so it's official- 2022 is here!! I don't feel totally ready for the new year, meaning that I don't have my planner all set up and my goals list is still a work in progress (with question marks, circles, asterisks, cross outs all over the scratch paper I started… Continue reading Happy New Year + a new challenge

Gratitude

Sunday gratitude and cuteness

Slipping in an unrelated photo of Ethan to start with.... outside his first ever piano competition yesterday! He looked so cute to me. And he played beautifully. πŸ™‚ Last night Ivan was trying to figure out the date of something coming up, and asked, "Wait, what's the date today?" I replied, as usual, that I… Continue reading Sunday gratitude and cuteness

Gratitude, Podcasts

Hedonic Adaptation + Gratitude

On my walk the other night I fired up an episode of the Hidden Brain podcast, with Shankar Vadantam. I hadn't listened to this one in a while, and the episode's title "Where Happiness Hides" caught my eye. Obviously, I'm a total social science/ psychology geek....LOVE that kind of stuff and I find it really… Continue reading Hedonic Adaptation + Gratitude

Gratitude, Weekends

Saturday attitude and gratitude :)

OKAY Wisco weather, very funny. Today I woke up to a real temperature of -6 and my iphone cheerfully informed me that the wind chill was -20. AND, this time, it is also snowing. How can it even snow when it's that cold?? I thought that was like, a meteorological impossibility. Ah, well. There is… Continue reading Saturday attitude and gratitude πŸ™‚