Again, I'm not so much boycotting as trying to make a conscious effort to live my own life instead of donating my time to gazillionaire athletes. I would also include spending time on Facebook and news outlets in that list (I particularly find it interesting when people complain about "biased" and "fake news" news outlets ON Facebook). Fascinating.
Anyway, this weekend we've plinked around with a couple of new toys, worked on a few pre "winter storm" activities outside -- putting away deck chairs, covering crawlspace vents, cleaning up leaves, etc.
We also started Christmas Decorating!
As I've written before, my favorite decorations are some Christmas albums we frame and the homemade stars my two daughters made for several years (started three decades ago). It was fun for them at first; however, as the years passed too quickly, it became -- like so many things kids have to do for parents -- a chore. Eventually, the tradition just faded away. Now, all I have are memories and a box of fading, brittle old paper stars.
I've recently seen a lot of these type of images pop up on social media:
Sort of like those stars, I guess. They're wrinkled, gray (faded), scarred. And, to me, a yearly reminder of laughter, caring, living.