Monday, January 7, 2013
With the eight to ten-degree temperatures and mild weather we've had here lately you almost wouldn't believe the world looked like this just a short time ago. I am not much for freezing but I just had to get out with my camera when all was white, silent and before the wind and rain came to take it all away.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
A blog post so long in the making. I haven't been seen around here for over a month. It seems time slips away and days get filled to the brim with to-dos. I'm runing from here to there and even in my lunch break some days. Buy this, pick up this, return this, plan this, draw this, write down that thought, plan outfits, do laundry, remember to take laundry out of machine, put away outgrown clothes, make dinner, make healthy dinner, tackle tantrums, answer to "why" from the increasingly inquisitive three-year-old, wipe up yoghurt, find pink spoon, get water, wipe up water, do dishes, go to work, do work, talk to tradespeople, meet friends, meet family and hundred other things currently included in this crazy life of ours. On top of this I have, as usual this time of year, arrived in the "over winter already" headspace, and my mind is dreaming of somewhere else and my body is longing for sunshine, late glowy afternoons and bare shoulders and flowy dresses. Pretty photo light and lush outdoor backdrops. Flowers and green grass and mild breezes. Reality is winter, grey snow and chilly air and slippery roads and snow jogs and woolen tights. But, thankfully, also a healthy, happy family. My mind goes over hopes, dreams and wants while juggling the mundane to-dos. It's my new pace, I am a mum of two and life is chaos and fun and crazy altogether.
But now it's Christmas and we are forced to slow down, at least for a couple of days. It is a welcome change of pace.
I want to share a summer photo, because I miss the afternoons in the garden after kindy in the late sunshine. Thankful it isn't too long until we can see the days get lighter and longer, and watch as everything around us comes to life again. To me, the anticipation of spring signs comes on January 1, every year. Spring, I welcome you with open arms.