~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~
|pyramid in motion|
|oranges with cloves for smelling good|
The window star is just something I whipped up the other night (she said smugly). My grandfather made these stars with great precision (or so I perceived it as a little girl). Each point is folded individually and they are overlapped and glued together to make a star that you can use and re-use during Advent and Christmas season for years. (As long as the sun lets you - they can get pretty bleached out.)
Noah and I made those oranges together. The cloves were a lot pointier than I remembered, so I was actually surprised how long Noah stuck with it. He's got a lot of determination.
|my hand looks fairly mutant-ish here|
There are a few things that are too real for me this week, but photos don't exist of any of them.
Perhaps you can help me with this: I'm taking a water aerobics class two nights a week now. I really enjoy it, but the pool is very chlorinated. I'm usually in the water up to my chin (because the air is kind of chilly), so I end up breathing in the chlorine fumes for an hour while I exercise, and it's burning the mucous membranes in my nose and throat, which is surprisingly painful. Do you have any ideas what I can do to protect myself or at least stop the pain more quickly? I lay awake in bed at night after class because my throat burns. Not good.
Pretty, happy, funny, real is the brainchild of these ladies here, who are encouraging their reader to find contentment in the everyday perfection and imperfection of life.