It’s wintertime, with freezing temps, and we all look for ways to stay cozy and warm. Heating pads filled with rice are a great solution, and they are SO easy to make yourself!
That sentence dictates an action. A physical stepping away from the line of folks who are walking toward an end that isn’t pretty. That’s the story behind this phrase. A Jewish woman asked her Nazi guard, as she stood in the line of victims waiting to be shot, “What would happen if I simply stepped out of line, right now?” The Nazi replied, “Well. I wouldn’t shoot you. I don’t know if anyone else would, but I wouldn’t.” She stepped out line. She lived. She survived. She went on to see freedom and change and her children’s children, living in a better world.
But before I was a mom, I was a big sister. I literally hold no memory of not being a big sister. I was 2 1/2 years old when my little brother, Jackson, was born. He was my real life baby doll and I adored everything about him right from the start. There would be seven more little “baby dolls” to come. (Are you keeping count? Eight little siblings, plus me, plus my one big brother…That’s a grand total of ten kids!)
What did I do with the rest of my time? Netflix.
I kid you not, I watched so many hours of tv that week, that the days seem to run together. I didn’t craft, didn’t paint, didn’t touch the Jane Austen that I was in the middle of. I didn’t even open up the brand new sewing machine I had gotten for Christmas.