Monday, April 11, 2016
It snowed yesterday, yup. I love winter, but I am ready for spring. It looks like she is set to join us next week, and you can be sure I will be cheering her on. Bring it on spring!
Purging feels good. I spent Saturday with a friend clearing out my shed. It is a shed I haven't used in a very long time, but I need some storage space so it was time. It took us a good part of the day, but it is cleared out, most of the contents were tossed, and what is left is a clear space in which to store all my gardening tools, our bikes and other outdoor toys. It feels good to have it done, and feels even better to have a spot for my outdoor stuff.
We are nearing the end of our homeschooling year, only three weeks of language arts to go, and then a few weeks of review. After that a little break before we jump into some summer learning. I am so proud of my little man and his little friend that joins us to homeschool, they have done incredibly well this year, and it is such a joy to be a part of this journey with them.
My knitting needles are clicking away...a pair of fingerless mitts is my mindless knit, the one I can do when the kids are knitting or during main lesson as they work away, and the Settler Shawl is my need to focus knit that I work on when the little man is tucked in for the night.
Before the snow feel yesterday, I walked around the yard. Everywhere little bits of spring are popping through the earth...tulips, crocus, poppies, motherwort, comfrey, nettles, chives, mint and more. I love this time of year in the garden, watching as it slowly comes to life.
Many of you have asked how Reece is doing as we move through the transition of the last few months. Honestly, he is thriving. The changes have not effected him as I thought they would, I think I was preparing myself for the worst, and he is moving through this transition with maturity and grace. It has been a joy to witness, and reminds me yet again that our connection is strong and can withstand anything.
Reece is playing baseball this summer in our little community league, and he is so excited. I have avoided extracurricular activities for him up to this point instead focusing on lots of time for free play, exploring in nature, and time together. But now he has shown an interest, and the time is right to try something new. I am just as excited about this, and can't wait to watch him play.
I am reading You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero. I love picking up books like this one every once in a while, they kinda give me a little jolt and inspire me to reach for more.
Tea. I love tea, nothing too fancy, a simple decaf green tea or a herbal blend is perfect. I drink it straight up, no milk, and no sugar, just the tea. Throughout the day a cup of tea is never too far out of reach.
I have been putting myself out there, reconnecting with old friends, and meeting new ones. That's a big step for this introverted homebody, but it feels good and it has brought a lot of joy into my life.
So, my friends, how are you? What is going on in your world?