The Learning Moment
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
I love it when I come to an understanding about something. It may be just a prick of knowledge that pops across my cerebrum. It may be an Eureka moment. It may be the unfolding of a stubborn petal that clung to its bud. But yesterday I experienced two such moments.
One had to do with art and color blending and was so empowering that when we were set to capture the color of a ripe pear, I knew exactly what to do to make it happen from the 3 primary colors. Worth the whole class fee - and I have 10 more classes! And piles of homework. or Funwork.
The other was an insight into how to make pre-tracking work better for me. First off - I didn't quite make it under the 23 point bar - I was too hungry - because I didn't have enough protein - not at breakfast or at lunch. I need to pack more nutrition into those 23 points to be able to use it as a cap. I loved packing my lunch on class day - which meant skipping a restaurant meal in the city. (though next week I am having lunch with an elderly friend I don't see as often as I'd like - gonna be soooo nice - more My People Fun Stuff) But after that I am going to be packing nutritiously rich lunches. I know how. I just have to do it.
So - more protein, better fats ... thinking olives and avocados as a substitute for mayonnaise and cheese. Not that I'd leave either of those yummy things out - but - I will try scaling back on them and beefing up others.
Learning two new things in one day sounds like it ought to earn a pretty butterfly sticker in the pretty planner.
On the Nana front - I had 2 glorious hours with TheGrands. Da Pwincess has made quite a big stride in her English after only 2 mornings at pre-school. This is SO exciting. Da Pwince has a row of white bumps lining his gums - it looks like all his teeth are going to come in at once. Both of them were playing in the Christmas playhouse when I got there. DiL says that is their rainy day toy and since it comes out sporadically it's always a special treat. You gotta know this Nana was proud.