Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thinking, Playing, Reading

Thinking:
Remember my all-before-Advent idea for shopping?  It's not going to happen.  I decided to just take a not-going-to-be-stressed super simple gift giving that I can get all finished on line or locally sometime in December approach.

Playing:
Snow!  Not enough to play in but I love snow and cold and winter.  :) . I'm actually doing terrific with my new attitude, and my sun lamp, and major doses of Vitamin D and my hygge lessons (Isaac is dating a girl from Denmark who we love and so I have first hand lessons in hygge.  Good thing because the sun has shone about twice here in November.  But it's ok!!!)

I told the kids I am declaring a TV crack down.  I am making a list of things to do (only basketball and Survivor and Poldark :) are allowed.)

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Build a giant Lego village in the basement over the entire winter using our bajillion dollars worth of Legos. (Most of our Legos are from the Lego City collection.)

A puzzle will always be in the works on the dining room table.

Games!  (All of our favorite games here.)

Books!
Basketball goals per day for Patrick.  (Best indoor basketball hoop ever.)


Coloring and crafts for Janey.  (She can be pretty occupied also playing store and school.)  All her favorites are here.


Andrew is teaching Patrick and Janey to do the rainbow loom-something he was obsessed with years ago that has been waiting to be loved again.

We joined the Y and the zoo so we can get out on weekends and be active.  (We went to the zoo last Friday with snow and were the only ones there in the morning and all the animals were out and loved seeing us-it was a blast!)

Reading:

I chose this book for my Advent reflection book-I checked out about 5 from the library and new this was just what I wanted this year.  For each day there is a Scripture, a prayer and an Advent action.

11 comments :

  1. When you put a puzzle on your dining room table, do you still eat your meals there? Or do you move meals to another area for the winter?

    We recently re-discovered the joy of puzzles and I'd like to do this as well, but I can't figure out the logistics of this.

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    1. We only eat at the kitchen table.

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    2. Try a puzzle matt. You can roll them up and slide them in the tube when you need the table.

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  2. Yay for using a sun lamp! It really improved my mood during Michigan winters!

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  3. What sun lamp do you recommend? I can't get all my Christmas shopping done early because people don't give me their lists early enough. But lists and Amazon usually make it go smoothly enough in early December.

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    1. I don't like the one I have-it switches off. I would want one that is just constantly on without the timer.

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  4. Would love some real Denmark hygge tips!!!

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    1. I will get some for you over Thanksgiving break. :)

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  5. Hi Sarah!
    My Madison will soon wef the most wonderful young man from Denmark! Madison lived there with his family for two years, and loved every moment! She brought hygge home and we have incorporated the whole vibe into our lives! Have a blessed Thanksgiving. : ) P.S. Any Denmark or travel questions? Just ask! Madison and Nicolas are living with us now!

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  6. I was so confused when you said you love cold and snow and winter. I was like "what? I thought she hated it!" :-) Took me a minute to catch on!

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  7. Hi Sarah! Just FYI, Lego has 30% off on Black Friday online, not sure about in stores. Lego doesn't ever do sales so I'm looking forward to this, plus there's a really cool freebie! Happy Thanksgiving!

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