the little moments …

bread

bread

Sometimes it’s the little moments.

  • I made bread for the first time in weeks, maybe months, after making it every day for almost as long. I also poached chicken for sandwiches and salads and boiled eggs for the same reason. In my domestic goddess lime light and it felt good.
  • When I indicated I was making fresh bread, the smalls expressed their delight. A far cry from the whine that accompanied the bread making and the fact it wasn’t square.
  • These are the same smalls that have been taking bickering to a new level. They could run a course in bickering 101. And then there was a moment  when I walked through while getting ready in the morning, and they were both sitting quietly on the lounge reading.
  • Giving the study a quick tidy so I can move around it again. It didn’t take long and made a huge difference. Mind you, still missing my cheque book.
  • That a favourite band has a new single, and it is Magic indeed. We watched them at the SXSW iTunes festival the other day which was also quite magical. Catch it on iTunes while you can.

Little moments to be remembered.

Lessons from penguins

penguins

The eldest is learning all about Antarctica this term at school. I don’t know his teacher overly well but she is obviously all sorts of fabulous and engaging as he is taking it all in.

This morning while making lunches, he was telling me all about the movie they watched yesterday, and you’ve probably heard of it: March of the Penguins. He was recounting some of the scenes: how the chicks don’t so much waddle as run, and how sad it was when one of the chicks had died but all the other penguins have gathered around the mum and dad to comfort them.

Later in the car I got a whole lecture on the scourge that is plastic bags on our environment, including a comparison to China which has a much larger population but less plastic bags and how baby turtles think the bags are food and choke and die on them.

But hey, learning!

Back to the penguins.

So this morning I came across this delightful video of penguin bloopers from Penguins Spy in the Huddle and had to bookmark it to show him later.

It’s undeniably cute as they navigate the slippery ice and rock shelves with a few thrills and spills but you also notice one thing: they pick themselves up and carry on.

We could learn a lot from those penguins.