I have been on a quest lately. To achieve maximum Hygee levels in Phoenix. If you haven’t heard me talk about it yet-
Hygge (pronounced hue-guh not hoo-gah) is a Danish word used when acknowledging a feeling or moment, whether alone or with friends, at home or out, ordinary or extraordinary as cozy, charming or special.
I have been lighting candles, making the house smell nice, putting on cozy sweaters, getting under comfy blankets on the couch…and well I just want to stay there. The kids and I have just been sprawling out all over the living room reading books, drawing or watching the occasional show.
The only show we all want to watch is “I Love Lucy” I know it’s a wordly show and while at least it was a real married couple, in real life they were a mess. My history with this show goes way back to being a little girl. My father also came from Cuba and still speaks with a heavy accent like Ricky. He is a serious man but I remember this was the only show he would watch in English and laugh his head off. It was the only show we could watch as a family since my parents didn’t speak English. I can watch an episode a million times, but it’s always very comforting and I STILL laugh. Every couple or few years it seems like I get into a groove of watching some episodes, always around winter time.
It’s probably odd that kids today like that show but my kids do. Izzy last year asked for an I love Lucy doll and I searched high and low for one. I finally found one on off offer up and it is her favorite toy. I know she really wanted a Ricky doll too but man alive, those things are crazy expensive on ebay!
I couldn’t believe it but I found a man on offer up who had one from his childhood, a true collectors item for only $10. When I made arrangements to pick it up, he offered me Fred and Ethel for another $20. I cleaned them and wrapped them up immediately. Unfortunately, I had to go pick them up with 3 stool pigeons in the car with me. I know they told her already. She is sweet though and acting like she has no idea what’s in the 3 boxes. Yet, she insist on having Lucy sleep every night under the tree next to the boxes.
We just have to keep Sophie from stabbing her into the tree all day.
I can’t wait to see Izzy’s face on Christmas Day!
I am trying not to be too slow and lazy and work on some skills. The kids still have a minimum of school work to do, and I made it a goal to take pictures with my DSLR camera every day so I learn.
I have to be grateful for the models that allow me to have a camera in their face while I adjust settings a bunch of times…even if it’s things like “Take a picture of my feet!”
I like how these down times forces my kids to just play around using their imagination and experiment in the kitchen. Joshua made me a “candy apple” with chocolate syrup sprinkles, impaled on a stainless steel straw. I’m hoping this one grows up to a John Oliver or Gordon Ramsey type in the kitchen because my cooking skillz still leave much to be desired.
How is your Christmas Break going?