This week, has been long and wonderful. The kids took their school pictures, so I spent a good portion thinking about how much they’ve grown. There were several meetings, and I’ve been thinking a whole lot about gift guides! Is there anything you need help with? Want to see, read, etc?
Speaking of gifts, I spent three hours this morning over at Win, an organization that provides several shelters throughout the city to mostly women and children. Myself and 7 other women, proofread and sorted through letters from kids sharing what they’d like for the holidays. We got through 1,300 letters and I’m really grateful that we got to end the week in such a fantastic way. The kids also shared how their year has been, which was really sobering.
So this week, I want to end off with things that are sobering (and not), because ’tis the season. Here’s what’s inspired me this week:
Win, you can find another way to help them this season via their site.
I didn’t drink this summer (more on that later). But now that I am again, I really enjoy a nice glass of orange.
I just got this as a gift from D’Longhi and I am blown away. Oprah listed it as one of her favorite things, and it feels like a very very nice new toy. I’ve already put it to work twice in the span of three days and excited to use it for Friendsgiving!
Ilana x Thinx.. Period.
Today is freezing and I realize after 3 (or maybe 4?) years of the same coat (that is in great condition still) I need a “bubble coat!” I love these Re-Down Sleeping Bag coats. I’m thinking of this color.
I’ve been listening to this Nina Simone album for the past 48 hours
“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”
― Annie Dillard, The Writing Life
(Nina Simone and James Baldwin via The New Yorker. This post has affiliate links. If you choose to purchase something, I may earn a small comission. Thank you for your helping to keep this small space running.)