It’s the coldest season of the year in Michigan right now, and if I don’t do my best to lift my spirits, my mood will darken too, so I laugh every day.
Every day this week I made a conscious effort to smile at school, friends and family time too. I don’t want to let the winter blues get the best of me.
Keep smiling. Think happy.
I crocheted cardigan for my husband for Valentine’s Day.
It took a week a half to finish.
My friend who had a new grandson served us a cake. Congratulations beautiful family. And It’s been a month since online classes began.
Both are good classes and I did well in January.
Goodbye January it was fun while it lasted.
I can connect with someone by being me, even if it is lonely. Even if it is a miraculous moment, I will be glad to live a moment.
I often paint and crochet in the winter, but more than that time is spent with my kids. Lately it’s been especially cold, so I spend a lot of time at home with the kids. It’s a lovely time. The sound of the kids’ laughter, the smell of coffee, the feeling of living a slice of everyday life, and trying not to fill my head with busyness.
Next week will be busy with school for both me and kids, but we’ll have time to relax and be careful not to keep our heads too busy.
I assembled Hogwarts made of paper. It was so fun time to make it!! My friend who gave me this craft kit as a gift had a baby 3 days ago. Congratulations.
We are big fun of Harry Potter. I’d love to go to England for a spiritual journey through real Harry potter’s locations.
I’ve been thinking lately that I don’t want to make my days busy. I want to spend my days doing what I love, not just school or work, and feel the serenity and sparkle of everyday life.
School, study and work are important. Family is even more important.
My children, they have become independent, play by themselves without me, so I have to actively try to spend time with them.
I’m thankful for all the good food, colorful things, lovely things, sunshine through the trees, snow, everything. Lovely days.
It took to make it more than 2weeks. I didn’t think it would take longer than knitting a sweater. It is about 70inch.
I like to wear a long scarf and go for a walk. Let’s go for a walk with this new red one!
It’s been a while since I brought the kids to an indoor playground to play. I used to take them there often, but I don’t take them there much these days, so it’s nice to do it once in a while.
Disney and various characters put on shows here. Let’s come back next time during show time.
I made a Tiramisu cake. It was great. My kids love it! What shall I make next?♡♡
We love getting to know history at the museum. My kids were excited all day.
It had been a while since we had been to the museum, but the children seemed more interested than in the past. I hope they will continue to think about living organisms and minerals, and to explore the universe and history, even as adults.
Jasmine likes to collect ores, fossils and gems. They are carefully stored in her treasure box.
It was a good time for me to hear about the latest moon project.
On the way back from the museum, I had spicy tonkotsu (pork bone) and soy sauce ramen at a ramen shop owned by the owner who had trained in Japan. It definitely tasted Japanese. It was the best ramen I’ve had in Michigan so far!
My kids went back to school and my new online class have started this week. Our life back to normal finally. I don’t need long vacation anymore!lol
I have a little homework and assignments. When I cannot concentrate at home, I change the location and use a café or library to do my homework. I’m happy with my new teachers and students, they’re nice. I will continue to learn online and in school both for a while.
Be at peace, and do what I can each day.
My kids are enjoying school, piano lessons have started again, and I wish us all a wonderful everyday life this year. Peaceful, uneventful days, just as I am.
It has been a while since I ate out. I used to eat out all the time, but rarely these days.
The restaurant is famous for its home-grown vegetable dishes. There was an abundance of meat and vegetables, including duck, rabbit meat, and other types of meat and vegetables that I don’t usually eat. I will be doing a lot of homegrowing this spring and would like to refer to this.
It was a good night.