Taking Stock

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Making…
time for this short post… because I haven’t taken stock in a while

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Cooking…
…well, if one can call microwaving popcorn cooking, then… popcorn

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Drinking…
black cherry/concord grape juice

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Reading…
a couple of books about mid-century modern design that Mr. B gave me for my birthday

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Wanting…
a book called 
Every Bitter Thing is Sweet to help get me through December 19th

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Looking…
for beauty in the memories as December 19th approaches

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Playing…
this

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Sewing…
{I should just take this one out. I will never sew.}

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Wishing…
for snow on Anysia’s birthday and on Christmas

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Enjoying…
how much more Izzy comprehends this Christmas, as well as the advent calendar we just started today

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Waiting…
for the dancing to fully replace the mourning

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Liking…
the thought of having Mr. B home all next week after his surgery

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Wondering…
when the things Izzy has been struggling with will finally click with him… or when I’ll just become patient enough to stop wondering

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Loving…
the steps Mr. B has taken to help this family and the devotion he has to us

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Hoping…
I can take all the things I’ve learned, easily or the hard way, over this past season of photo shoots and use them to become a better photographer next year

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Marveling…
at how fast this past year has gone and how quickly December 19th came up… at how it all still seems like yesterday

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Needing…
a break from the work load

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Smelling…
popped corn

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Wearing…
the first hair cut I’ve had in almost four years

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Following…
the story of another family who received devastating news about their baby and that baby’s life as she grows in her mama’s belly

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Noticing…
Izzy become much more self-aware and aware of others emotions… in beautiful ways

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Thinking…
of starting to juice to lose some weight by next Spring or sooner

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Knowing…
I could very well yet have another six months of grieving to go through if I were to fit the average parent-of-baby-loss profile

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Focusing…
on getting my last three shoots done by Friday

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Bookmarking…
a few ideas for fun Christmas DIYs to do with Izzy

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Opening…
some keepsake boxes with Anysia’s ornaments to hang on our tree this weekend

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Giggling…
at the hilarious ways my son has learned to justify his every action… the rationale and words he uses

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Feeling…
nervous about some of my photos being on display for a benefit this Friday, because it’s a first for me… but not half as nervous as I felt when I took the photos

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