Walking in the Fog
KEEPING PENCILS BY FRONT DOOR
Nothing ruins a morning faster than having to search for something. This year I eliminated the search for the writing utensil by having pencils by the front door. Such an easy thing has been making getting kids out of the door a heck a lot easier. I am adverse to rough mornings. Who doesn't like a freshly sharpened pencil.
BIRD WATCHING (SERIOUSLY!)
Watching the birds from the kitchen window. I guess I am turning into a bird watcher. I have a hummingbird feeder and it is fun to watch the hummingbirds. I have joked that this has turned me into my parents. We also took time this January to go see the bald eagles. It has been fun to spot hawks, eagles and various other birds.
POST IT REMINDERS TAPED TO THE MICROWAVE
With 7th grade this year for one child, I have to deliver said child/trumpet player to school early for Jazz Band. I struggle with being coherent in the morning. After a couple of missed practices, I have been taping a reminder to my microwave above the stove. The note isn't pretty. However, it has helped both of us remember to stay on task and get to "Jazz Band" with our "Jazz Hands". (ha, ha)
What was saving me in 2015