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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.
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  • POLSKARENIA
    Brilliant! On all fronts...
    44 days ago
  • IAMBLESSED103
    Sounds like you are doing fantastic! emoticon emoticon
    50 days ago
  • EDLEAR
    A good day for you. Learning something is good, learning somethings is better. Plus time with the little ones!
    52 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
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    52 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    Wonderful breakthroughs in multiple areas of your life!!! Has to feel pretty darn good!!!
    52 days ago
  • JCMSMILE
    And there was much applause...you are an intelligent, creative warm and wonderful woman!!
    52 days ago
  • BETHGILLIGAN
    Exciting discoveries for you! Time with the grandkids is always a treat. I had 3 of the girls here Saturday night for a sleepover and a play (Rainbow Fish) on Sunday. So fun but I was sure exhausted on Sunday night!
    52 days ago
  • JEANKNEE
    You must be beaming in so many regards! Delight upon delight. And, proud Nana to top it off. emoticon
    52 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Awwwwww, so great that the color combination for the hues of your pear were just right! Awesome.

    As for learning how to make your tracking work for you. . . major kudos. Getting enough proteins and healthy fats was where I was missing the boat, too.

    Funny, growing up we learned about the 'evils' of fat. YES, there are a lot of unhealthy fats out there (or even healthy fats used in an unhealthy way). But for sure our bodies need the right fats to metabolize our carbs and our BRAINS need the fat to function!

    Agree w/DEBVNE -- love olives, but . . . . the sodium is something my body says no to. BUT do love using olive oil.

    Hugs to you and thanks for always sharing your knowledge.
    52 days ago
  • LYNCHD05
    Good hear that happy voice as you describe your days now. Your art classes must be amazing as you learn new techniques.
    You also seem to be catching on how to improve your eating habits. WTG? As one of the posts suggested maybe some humus to increase your protein. Now why have I forgotten that. I think I chills add that to my grocery list.

    Your DIL sounds like a very smart girl by bringing out the playhouse occasionally. It does make it a treat for sure.


    52 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    Proud Nana, for sure... as you should be! Totally identify with this sentiment: "I know how. I just have to do it." Yep, applies to soooo much. emoticon
    52 days ago
  • DEBVNE
    Love me some learning, well done chica! Your art class, fun...your enthusiasm is palpable. Color blending with primary colors, I’d enjoy learning how. Fun work, such a glorious studio to hibernate in and create. I hated packing my lunch when I had to do it every day. Now I pack lunch or snacks if I’ll be away from home. Yes to avocado, I’d say no to olives...like them, they’re such sodium bombs. How about some hummus? Macronutrients in balance makes all the difference in my hunger levels. Seriously...

    Proud Nana, indeed. Time with those precious ones is priceless. Hug on, chica...life’s best blessings.
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    52 days ago
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