Anyway you slice it, it’s been a stressful two weeks.
Dealing with the aftermath of the shooting (although it happened more than a day’s drive away from here, there still were plenty of effects at school) and Beanie’s school issues have been enough to make me very, very tired. It was time for a break. It was time to see family and friends and just forget it all.
And fortunately, on the day that the world was supposed to end, we got our first blizzard. My break began early.
It was time to celebrate. This day needed to be extra special.
After a breakfast of fake crab and butter (hey, who says you can’t have that for breakfast?), we headed into Midland for Beanie’s therapy. Since I did not have to work, this was a mommy-daughter date!
Colleen, Beanie’s new OT, got to start the day off.
And speech with Jenna. (Mommy was included in the fun!)
Here is a video from speech: Fun Speech Therapy Session.
After that, we enjoyed some Sushi for lunch (yes, it’s a splurge, AND an addiction for me, but today was a special occasion!), as well as some wonderful Miso soup. Then it was time for a trip to the Santa house.
Midland has a gorgeous Santa house, and Beanie loved her visit.
Here is a very short video from the Santa House.
It was a wonderful day, and a great kick-off to the season.
Remember, that any day can be something special, if you choose to make it such.