~I cleaned my desk yesterday. I did my filing, I organized all the flotsam and jetsam that collects, recycled papers, paid bills. A clean desk really leads to a clean mind (at least for me), why can't I keep it that way?
~Elijah and I have been playing a lot of cards lately...Eights, Spit, Go Fish, War. He soundly kicks my booty most of the time, but I got him on Eights the other day. I was so proud of him, he was a good sport about it and didn't mope one bit. My training has been paying off. We don't gloat in this house and we congratulate the winner after a game. Although, I will disclose that it is perfectly acceptable to tell the person or persons with whom one is playing that you will beat them next time...as a heads up really. :)
~I have been eating a lot of oatmeal lately. Something about cold, snowy weather that lends itself to thick, creamy oats...rib sticking. My little ones love it too.
~The kiddies have been getting lots of warm baths in the evenings. The wintertime is good for that, they seem so much cozier and a nice way to get ready for bed. On that same note, I have been making yummy cups of hot cocoa for the littles after school most days. I make it with milk, they add their marshmallows and all seems right with the world. It's a nice way to be welcomed after being out and about in the world.
~I mailed the Christmas letters and photos yesterday. Whoop! It's those small victories that make such a difference in my domestic life!