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 find I’m more exhausted at nine here at the new house than I used to be at eleven at the old place. Guess that comes from waking up a couple hours earlier based on when the light hits. I preferred my old time table… but I suppose it wouldn’t hurt us all to run a little more “regular”.
We’ve always been a late to bed, late to rise kinda family. I like my late nights, I always have. And I do hope that once things settle down and we actually manage to get through some of the unpacking (seriously, we have a stupid amount of boxes everywhere still) then some of our old routine may return. For now though, I find I’m up earlier than everyone else… still tired, but up. And so I just lay in bed, not wanting to wake anyone else.
Right now though? When I’d normally be in tip top shape? I’m exhausted, brain tired, having trouble stringing sentences together. I’ve been up too much the last couple nights, not sleeping as deeply or well as I should… so I’m beat and needing rest…. and that, is where I’m leaving this blog post. Because when I get to this point, where I’m all rambly and not making any real progress? Well, clearly it’s time to shut it down before y’all start losing brain cells just from reading what I’ve scrawled. 😉 NIGHT!