it's been a long uneventful few days.
uneventful in that we had a quiet routine of working on the house, school, homeschool, the like.
long in that i haven't been able to get on top of my calcium
and every day i have an uncontrollable need to lay down and sleep.
and i'm not a napper, so this is incredibly frustrating.
but every day i feel better and better -
this being the normal sort of hiccup that happens when life gets too busy.
so the goal -
not to let life run me over as it is wont to do.
so quiet moments and lots of reading and writing and cleaning in slow motion.
luke wanted me to lay at the end of charlie's bed while he read to her,
and instead of being in my normal hurry -
i tucked in and listened to his soft voice and her questioning observations.
and as reality is wont to do as well -
luke read himself to sleep and charlie followed me out to the kitchen
so we could roll out sugar cookies and sneak a little alone time.
(daddy was at jiu-jitsu)
with so much time spent as a family,
i try to find time for these little late night treats or early morning walks
so that everyone feels like they get to say what they need to say,
or talk about what they are feeling, dreaming, thinking about.
being a family.
the best moments, the defining ones -
are the loudest and the quietest memories made.
tonight was a quiet memory.