Sunday, November 22, 2020

Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real

We had a busy, busy week. I have been busy gathering gifts from local small businesses. I am trying to be done with my in-person shopping by Thanksgiving in case the virus goes even more crazy after the holiday. I suspect it will. I am using the same format as last week (Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real).

Pretty ~ Anne had her first professional photo shoot this week. She needed a headshot and action dance picture for a scholarship for which she is applying. This growing up thing is both very exciting and at the same time anxiety producing (for all of us). We are so proud of all of her hard work. 

Happy ~ Five things that made me happy this week before Thanksgiving.
  • Easy dinners ~ We had one of our favorites this week, cheese and fruit platter. I had to refill the fruit and crackers three times, but still so easy.
  • A brisk walk with crunching leaves under my feet.
  • The smell of campfires.
  • Laughter ringing out in my home.
  • Board games.

Funny ~ Elijah and Tim spend so much time together. If they aren't building models, they are playing computer games or Playstation. It has been so nice to see their relationship grow during this pause in normal life. They do get very passionate about games sometimes. Their shouts of glee can be heard all over the house. 

Real ~ Elijah did lots toward getting a job this week. He went on a tour of a big box store and talked to employees in different departments. He also had an information interview with a manager at Target. He is getting a few more ideas about possible jobs that he would like to do. His job coach will start working on his resume next. 

Anne is loving her level 3 online sign language course through Start ASL. It isn't terribly challenging, but challenging enough that she doesn't feel like she is wasting her time; and she should have a certificate of completion at the end of the course. 

Hope you all stay safe and sound in the coming weeks. 

Blessings, Dawn


  1. Anne is lovely, and I'm excited for her future as a dancer! Looks like a great week!

  2. How beautiful Anne is! I would think she already has quite the resume! I'm sure a wonderful future in dance is ahead of her.

    How lovely that your kids are all friends. Isn't that laughter and sharing a blessing?!?!! I know I feel that joy as I listen to my kids.

    I continue to remember Elijah and his job hunt in my prayers.

  3. One of my adult children is working with a job coach, too. There seemed to be some hopeful signs with a temp agency this week. Fingers crossed for gainful employment for both of them soon!