Walking Home Depot with Husband.
Oh, the possibilities when we're working together!
The rare moments of a quiet home, and my mind settling into writer's mode.
Hearing the words, "it is so nice to see you," at least two or three times from my dear friend, Katie, who I don't see nearly enough.
Finding that said dear friend's other half is just as awesome and adventurous as she. I admired them all evening.
Another Olweus Bully Prevention Trainer and school district prevention trainer inviting me for lunch and taking three hours out of her day to talk kids, prevention, lack of funding and politics in our schools. She gave it to me straight--just the sort of talk I needed.
Walking our property.
Seeing the fresh sprouts in the flower beds and wondering what they'll bring?
Watching my children look at books.
A journal with just a few empty pages.
It was a long weekend that has us desperately working to fall into "routine" again. I am not sure that this entire household ever adjusted to the time change?? Its been at least two weeks of much interrupted sleep, and it has me quite baffled as I've always considered myself a master sleeper. I'm hoping these are just mishaps--or adjustments to our new home and the spring forward that will settle themselves quickly.
I haven't a whole lot to say today, except that I've gone ahead and changed the words to my mantra. I am allowed this, right? It is mine...and yesterday and today and the days going forward it will still be appropriate and fitting. Seems life has required that I participate in a mini-course on bravery, and as my journal would attest, I have many thoughts and words on the subject. So, when I have more than five minutes, I'll share more. It's the lessons that we pull from our lives that I believe are important to share with one another.
Sorry I'm late...what a horrible host I am!
Waking to tall, lush Evergreens as Husband pulls open the drapes in the morning.
The repeats of "I love you Mommy," from my son throughout the day.
Plans of food storage and garden preparations.
A surge of sunbreak after a night of constant rain.
Party planning for the little ones--we have TWO May birthdays coming up!
A child-free afternoon of errand running.
Browsing the Internet for home decor ideas.
A freshly painted room.
Old friends coming into town.
The turning of a new day.
and...always an orangish-pink sky.
1. If my son goes outside, expect him to return muddy.
2. Each person in my family should own a pair of rubber boots.
3. Weeding and bike riding are perfect activities before dinner.
4. Trips into town take precise planning--especially with the rise in gas prices.
5. If Husband wants to show me his latest yard accomplishments, and insists that I come now, there is no need to hesitate, even if I am in my towel.
6. The words "I'm bored," are not allowed in this home.
7. Windows without blinds are not frightening.
8. Skylights are refreshing, and so is the rain when it hits their panes.
9. Husband is the ultimate fixer, and possesses skills that I am sure I still don't know about. He is truly awesome.
10. There are plenty of natural resources for projects on this piece of property.
And one more...
11. The noise of life is drastically reduced with a little country living.