February can be a tough month when it comes to these weekly posts. Ideally, I would have done something fun and exciting with my family and I would have pictures to share. However, this time of year, that just doesn’t happen as often. For one thing, winter in the Pacific Northwest is usually a damp and dreary affair. Secondly, from mid-February through mid-March, we’re all about the Girl Scout cookie sales. So, every weekend, my daughter and I are camped out in front of a grocery store, selling cookies.
Because of this, I really don’t have anything that exciting to share. Instead, I’m giving you a glimpse into the past couple of weeks around here.
Both of my kids are interested in science and, through Amazon, we have a subscription to receive STEM games every couple of months. Our latest game was one involving lasers and mirrors and mazes. I’ll be honest, it isn’t my jam. But my husband, an engineer, is just the right person to play this with the kids.
While I’m not doing much (well, any) book reviewing on this blog, I am trying to be better about using Instagram to document my reading. I will admit that I don’t have the eye that some do to make beautifully composed pictures. However, I do have a cat who sometimes is patient enough to pose for me. I got lucky earlier this week that she was willing to sit still for me so I could get a picture of this book that I still have yet to begin!
Also this week I had a chance to practice my tongue biting and NOT taking the political argument bait. Trust me, people, the struggle is real. I am actually quite good at not bringing up politics or the sorry state of the world in the company of those with whom I do not agree, but I can’t say that those loved ones can return that favor. Anyway, I was able to keep my mouth shut for an entire afternoon and then decided to treat myself to a little spiritual decorating (check out Flix Wix Candles). I may be a proud Progressive Protestant, but these are my patron saints.