Random Things & These Are the Days

December 6, 2022
This 2023: VIVA magenta is color of the year! This bodes well . . . I totally want a poster or commemorative mug for this color!

This Shel Silverstein poem made me tear up last night:

also here; from Every Thing On It by Shel Silverstein

G was gifted a set of these books for her birthday and is very into them, choosing them in lieu of regular books each night since her party. So many of the poems are familiar to me, so I must have had a lot of exposure to these volumes during my childhood.

And this Slate article made me laugh (but also: I AGREE). (I still do Wordle every day and share with my parents and sister. It is absolutely something that has increased communication among the 4 of us, which is great. But enough with the punny answers . . .)


Workout (3 mi run + Peloton strength – leg/core 30 min)

Drive kids

Friend chats scheduled for both commutes (!)


Read during lunch if I finish with notes

Pick up A from gymnastics

Dinner with kids

C –> soccer (our nanny or Josh will probably take him though)

Bedtime/evening with kids

Nothing out of the ordinary but every day is a full day these days.

I feel like life is moving at a more rapid pace than it has in a long time. Maybe that’s why the poem made me cry . . .


  • Reply Coree December 6, 2022 at 6:28 am

    Ooh that is a gorgeous colour. I think it’ll look lovely on lots of skintones, would make lovely knitted scarves or hats.

    My students have essays due next week so I’ve got lots of bitty Teams meetings breaking up my day as they ask me questions. I feel like the run-up to winter break is so fragmented as well – school Christmas show, drinks, etc. I keep thinkng I need to get all my last errands done but I have a random trip to London early next week, and I’ll be able to do my last bits between meetings. All the stores we don’t have in my city – Muji, Uniqlo, etc.

  • Reply Lisa of Lisa's Yarns December 6, 2022 at 9:33 am

    Yes, no puns please! I noticed feast, but haven’t noticed other themes to the words! I do wordle every day as well as Spelling Bee. I have to hit genius status on Spelling Bee by the end of the day. I’m more obsessed with that than wordle, but it requires a NYT games subscription.

    I loved Shel Silverstein. I can recite most of the poem “I can not go to school today.” I should get one of his books for our oldest for his bday in March. I do not care for The Giving Tree, though! Some people love that book but I’m in the dislike camp.

    Life is feeling very full these days! December is especially busy for us with a work trip for me this week, then taking our kids to my parents, going to Mexico (yay!!), going to get them again, then I have a minor surgery on the 20th, and then it’s Christmas! The month will be gone in the blink of an eye!

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger December 6, 2022 at 10:05 am

      The giving tree makes me cry too!!

    • Reply L Ruth December 6, 2022 at 1:10 pm

      I liked The Giving Tree as a kid but hate it as an adult. Have you seen this alternate version?

      • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger December 6, 2022 at 1:32 pm

        Omg I LOVE this.

        • Reply Rachael December 6, 2022 at 1:49 pm

          I also have been reading shel Silverstein w my oldest (6)- he and I both love it!!

  • Reply Rebecca December 6, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    Oh I love the giving tree! I read it to my 5 year old all the time, have been since birth. It makes me very wistful as a mama to little kids. I have felt like a stump many times over the last few years but- I am happy. <3

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