Friday, November 27, 2015

So far, so good.

We've made it through week one of Kate's electronic fast. On the whole it's been going quite well--at the beginning she did have a few moments of "I don't think I'm going to make it!" I figured weekends would be hard, but that first after-school afternoon was pretty rough. We've gotten through it together. She and I have been spending a lot of time together, and she's come up with some fun things to do on her own. And our neighbor Tavah has been coming over to play a lot, which helps. So far I'm hopeful that her behavior is a little better. (We had an upset over Thanksgiving that was probably brought on by low blood sugar.) We'll have to wait a little longer to see if it helps with her school performance.

I feel like I've been making better use of my own computer time. I edited some photos that I took for a friend, worked on these last couple of blog posts, and created a vector design and sent it to Ponoko for laser cutting. I've always been highly distractable, so this is good for me too.  (Hooray for productivity!)

We avoided the Black Friday crowds (I found a couple of things online to spend some money on), and then in the afternoon I took Kate and Tavah down to Chambers Bay to watch the sunset. It turned out to be a nice day for it, which was great since we've had so much rain and wind lately. We haven't been getting out much. It was still chilly, but calm and clear.

Kate looks very stern in all her photos. I think she was being Serious Warrior Cat.

The sun dipped behind the horizon at 4:20. Three more weeks till the winter solstice!

Kate found a few dragon eggs (oval-shaped rocks) that she wanted to bring home, but nobody wanted to carry them (they were cold), so Tavah suggested they should find good nests for them there. Kate was up for that. It's nice to have someone else around for important duties like dragon egg tending.


Heather T. said...

Wonderful pictures!

Helen in Australia said...

Ditto about the pictures: they're lovely. I hope that the electronic fast goes well; I suspect we could all benefit from making room for some slow reality time.