My new evening ritual is to get in bed, knit (still working on Gianna's sweater), and watch old episodes of Gilmore Girls. It's a good routine. Cozy. Once the sweater is finished I'll switch to stitching all of the ornaments I've cut out for a new advent calendar.
A few months ago Vincent started listening to the Harry Potter books. He'd watched all of the movies but hadn't read the books. I was busy listening to other things, but have now joined in with him for book six, The Half-Blood Prince, and I'm really enjoying it. It's a great change of pace from all of the political podcasts and radio I'm also listening to. I read all of the books, but it has been years and its so nice to be in the world of Hogwarts again a bit each day.
I had a good morning today: packing lunches, getting the kids off to school, Boot Camp (so many jumping jacks!) and shopping for new athletic gear with a friend. Then came a call from preschool that Dean had a fever and could I pick him up? Now the weekends' plans of friends' birthday parties, a visit to the pumpkin patch, etc are on hold. Time to load up the slow cooker with bones and veggies for broth and settle in with a book.