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A squishy morning

Good Morning and Happy Sunday! This is one of those mornings where it would be much cozier to stay in bed. Trouble is when my brain kicks on with the laundry list of things that need to get done today it's hard to stay snuggled in. Instead, I am awake and wrapped in my favorite squishy pashmina blanket. This week! What did we do? Serra is slowly but surely wrapping up this first semester of school. In some ways it feels like this time between Thanksgiving and Winter Break has been longer than the other portion! She played in Fossil's holiday concert Wednesday, and I have to say that it was one of the best ones I have attended over...

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Being in the moment

Good Morning and Happy Sunday! It looks cold and blustery with the wind whipping in the remaining fall leaves around on the patio. I haven't risked poking out my bare toes yet to see just how chilly it is. I do know that having lunch out on a patio in December as I did this last week is very unusual! How was the week? The calendar has turned to December even though the weather disagrees. Serra had a quiet week and I believe is simply counting down the days left of math class. Only ten more to go. This week we have her holiday concert to attend. Amanda is climbing onboard the snowball that is beginning to roll down the...

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Floating on the river

Good Morning and Happy Sunday! The sun is bright and the sky is clear outside my window today as I watch a squirrel bounce from branch to branch in the tree across the parking lot. He shows no fear as the limbs sway when he hits it, riding the wave until it calms. I don't know what treats he's finding as he climbs higher in the bare branches, stretching to the very end of the limbs but he looks happy. What did we do this past week? Holidays always throw things off a bit and Wednesday felt like Saturday. An unexpected visit from Daddy for a few days also made me lose track of time. Serra got her wish of...

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Growing

Good Morning and Happy Sunday! It's quiet and sunny so far in my little corner of the Fort today. Mother Nature still doesn't realize that it is November which tells me March is going to be extra snowbound come spring.  What did we do this past week? Serra had a busy one. Jazz band has started rehearsals twice a week and she had a session of extra practice to prepare to play at the Rocky Mountain Music Festival. Both of Fossil's bands along with several others played concert pieces on Friday and got critiqued by a guest instructor. Her bonus for the day from it? Not having to go to math class. The district called off school for the whole...

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Fighting the extra dark

Good Morning and Happy Sunday! Been dealing with the time change this week. I don't mind the additional light shining through in the mornings but the dark at five pm is tough! The extra darkness makes me want to go to bed super early and that just wastes the day. What trouble did we cause this week? Serra had a short week with having Monday off according to the schedule and staying home Wednesday with not feeling well. Thankfully she is a great student and has no problem keeping up in class. It is interesting how differently her teachers describe her based on the subject. I do have to say that in her first two years at Fossil she has...

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