I’m not sure my mother knows this but lately, she has adopted a new phrase that I love.
After she talks about something fun that she has read, learned or done, she’ll end the story by saying, “And that’s a good thing.”
When she said it the other day, I had an idea for a blog post and here it is…
Snow (at least in the small amounts we’ve gotten this winter)
Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool
My on-line writing group
A wonderful activity the girls are doing at school based on Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson
Homemade turkey soup left overs
Walks with friends
I have to say an amazingly good thing that happened to me this week. I was listening to some buskers and fell into conversation with someone who had also stopped to listen. Turned out he is a folk musician. I happened to mention how I’ve always wanted to learn the accordion. He turned round and offered me his old accordion. Just like that. “In return for a coffee”. A few startled but smiley moments later the deal was done, and I came home with a gorgeous Italian 40 year old accordion. A gift from a stranger. Totally amazing! I’m still in shock several days later, but his kindness, generosity are something I definitely want to spread in his name. A very very good thing indeed!
Want the turkey soup leftovers!
Warm Chocolate chip cookies
making up songs with a child
Shivery leftover leaves against a clear blue sky
a warm chair and a good book
Next Monday we have a guest poster. Victoria just turned 8 and she will be posting about what kids really like to read.
Zoe- How incredible! I love stories like that but have never known the ‘characters’! Lucky you!
Can’t wait to read Navigating Early – I’ve read so many raves!