It is already closer to May, than I have realized. I can’t believe how the days go by, even as I try to slow down as much as I can. And making sure I remember what was happening during the days. I don’t want them to slip by so quick. There’s so much going on, so much happening. Right now I am:
:: feeling the days are definitely getting longer.
:: and warmer, though it’s cold in the evenings, and the hale that happens once in while, reminds me that we are not all the way there yet…
:: loving the colors our flowering dogwood brings. Outside and inside the house. It is such a big tree, it irradiates warmth all day long, especially when it’s sunny. I love having it by our kitchen window.
:: excited to have a great friend with Lucas playing in his team.
:: feeling spring.
:: cleaning and washing, and trying to get the little warmth from the sun to bring indoors.
:: excited to see Siena excited about planting. She set up the greenhouse with Mark. They are getting ready.
:: still enjoying my visits with friends last weekend. Three visits, four friends, two days. A fun weekend. We don’t get to hang out much, our days are filled with our lives and families, I think. But it’s always great to see them.
:: still laughing at the conversation I had on the phone on the weekend with a little friend. He calls. “Hi.” Me: “Hi. How are you?” He says:”Good. Can I come and stay overnight this weekend?” Me:”Mmm, let me see… (pause, thinking of our huge to do list and what else we were planning and had talked about doing in the next two days)… yeah, I think it will be OK, actually yes! it would be fun to have you (as I’m looking at Siena’s and Lucas’s huge smiles and saying yes please!)” He says:”OK, let me check with my mom…”
:: smiling at how tired my two little people were from a marathon of running and games inside, and outside, and more running, and sleep over, movie, and fun-filled weekend.
:: waiting for my Mother’s Day clematis to bloom. She’s almost ready!
:: sad to see everyone missing our kitty, especially when Siena and Lucas used to cuddle with him and pet him, when they had a hard day or something difficult. But glad to have had the 18 years of memories, with him in our home and family. We miss him though. Lots!
And this plant reminds us of him.
:: really enjoying Sarah’s post over at Simple Homeschool. My best dozen pieces of homeschool advice. I really liked what she wrote and it reminds me to dig a little deeper at times when the day gets harder. Because you know, sometimes it does.
:: enjoying and laughing every time our doggy little friend comes to visit. Even if it is 30 minutes!
:: thinking I need an easy, social knitting project I can do in the weeks to come, while I can also be talking and paying attention to other people and watching over swimming meets and baseball games. My fingers are itching for some spring knitting… I need to find something soon, from my stash and my long list of would-like-to-make-projects. I know I can find something. I’ll do that today.
:: doing what Heather from Beauty that Moves is doing. A Chai concentrate, so I can just make it easier during the week.
:: loving all the playing I’ve seen in the backyard. Some more conventional than others.
:: seeing things pop here and there.
:: glad we got to spend some time with Glendie. Talking, sharing meals, picking nettle, playing games… we open our new expansion Ticket to Ride while she was here. Ticket to Ride India. It was fun to talk and remember her trip to see us in India last year (OK, over a year ago… time is flying by.)
:: happy we got to celebrate her birthday (though 4 months later!) and Christmas too!
:: and she also brought these balls… slippery, that grow with water they say, up to 200 times their size or something like that.
They are tiny, the size of the head of a pin. And after a while, minutes they start to grow and show these smaller spheres inside them…
lots of fun.
:: excited, waiting for some great friends traveling from far, far away and staying at our place for much time and many meals together.
:: thinking we’ll probably spend many hours re-living our days and travels together in India. Oh, how fun! Can’t wait.