I had full intention of sharing a little of our daily routine today, just as the January photo a day challenge demands… however, our routine wasn’t routine. In fact, our routine simply WASN’T.
Early this morning I got a phone call from my sister. She wanted to take Lily-Ann out for breakfast and then for a walk down by the river. The girl has been aching for some time with her auntie, and I was more than happy to make things work. So the girl and I jumped out of bed, she picked out some clothes (I sent her back to pick out something different – a summer dress just doesn’t work for a walk in the snow), got dressed, threw on her outerwear, and she was ready to go!
So what did I do with my kid-free morning? I worked on a tutu her pre-k EA had commissioned. 🙂
Last year I made a purple, plum, and black tutu for Rhonda’s Halloween costume. She was a wicked fairy. It turned out wonderfully. I made it extra long and super wild. It ended up being such a big hit that she keeps it at school to wear every so often, just for fun (and has even lent it to some of the other staff – both male and female). Well, last month she asked me to make another one for her… this one with a water theme. And I have to say, it’s turned out beautifully!
It was the most complex tutu I’ve done to date, with five different colours of tulle. All various shades of blue, including one earthy blue that was covered in sparkle. I alternated lights and darks so that while Rhonda walks it will look like ocean waves, cresting and flowing – light to dark. It’s a very elegant tutu.
Lily-Ann and I dropped it off for her at school on our way to Lily-Ann’s classroom. Rhonda was just thrilled, and I’m sooo glad. Damon even overheard her raving about her tutus when he went to pick the girl up after school – which made me feel pretty good.
Maybe tomorrow I’ll be a little more successful with the challenge topic. After all, with such an open topic I’m sure the bigger problem with be narrowing it down. 😉
I know, just as you do, how important a good hearty breakfast is. It really can make all the difference to your day. I know the days when I take a little extra time to have a half waffle with berries, OJ, and a sausage link are often some of my best.
A good breakfast gives fuels your day. It keeps you energized and helps your creative juices flow. It helps you feel your best and helps you be your best, thusly spreading to those around you too.
Is it odd that while I was typing the “…” I was saying, in my head of course, “dun, dun, dun” slowly stepping down from note to note in a ominous minor key? 😉 Nah, I didn’t think so.
…we don’t always have time to set aside for this all important meal. So sue me. It just doesn’t happen. Heck yeah I love days where I can lounge about leisurely in the morning until I begin to feel sunshiny. At which point I can saunter into the kitchen and pull out all the many implements required to make said fabulous breakfast. Then bake, fry, and slice up my very favourite morning foods. Afterwards savoring every succulent satisfying bite.
Great. Now I’m craving maple syrup drenched bacon and buttermilk pancakes slathered in butter with a pulpy fresh orange juice. Nice.
Today though, like most. Just wasn’t one of those days. So I hopped in the shower (thankfully Damon was home today so he fed the kid while I washed my greasy mess of hair), grabbed a banana, the girl, and my bag and jumped in the car with my Mom and sister for a trip to the Warman thrift shop.
Ta da! My breakfast:
…and yes, I am still on the lookout for some pretty pink placemats.
Want to join in on the photo a day challenge for January? Here’s the shot list: