Mama Gone Green is a blog dedicated to raising happy children and reducing our impact on the Earth. My name is Taryn and I am the mother of 2 young kids and an environmental studies instructor at a community college in Portland, Oregon. Please join me as I journey through life as a mama, teacher, knitter, photographer, gardener, and environmentalist!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Gratitude Sunday

Today I am feeling grateful for
  • These slower-paced days with minimal to-do lists. The bustle and anticipation of Christmas is over, and now we have a few days to just slow down and enjoy being together. We have been 'busy' building forts, playing games, and reading. We have all stayed in bed later than normal and our pajamas have clocked some serious wear-time. The house is a disaster, but somehow it seems acceptable. The kids and I still have another week of break, and I look forward to a few more lazy days ahead....
  • A chance to head back to the gym this morning... my body is feeling under-worked and overfed (see above!) and it felt good to lift some weights again.
  • The hummingbirds that have decided to stick around and visit our feeders each day, even through the winter. Spying them out my kitchen window is a guaranteed mood-lifter. Their tiny bodies never cease to amaze me.
What are you grateful for today?

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  1. wonderful. That fort looks like fun. Enjoy the rest of your week.

  2. the days after christmas are really some of the best and slowest days. need to have more of them throughout the year. we need low bunk beds like that!

  3. The fort looks so much fun, I remember the days of playing with forts, but instead they were with pillows from the couch, since I didn't have a bunk bed. Good times!

  4. Isn't it lovely, that period after Christmas, when all the business abates and there is time to just be? I've really enjoyed that this year - coming back home, sitting and looking through gifts, the boys playing with new toys... In some ways it's just as precious (perhaps even more so) as Christmas itself.

  5. Ah yes. I'm glad to say goodbye to Christmas chaos too! Hope it was a happy holiday!