Sun, warmth, green, buds, flowers. Gray, cool, rain, rain, rain. Sprouts, blooms, blossoms, weeds, toads, bugs, birds! We're all awake now, warmed up and ready to go. Thanks for everything, April, you've been especially good to us this time around.
Are we really already ready to flip another calendar page? I suppose so. Though I must say- as we slide into the thick of Spring, we are in no hurry! It seems so rare around here that we don't just flip from cold to hot, but this year we're getting a taste of a Real Spring! So adios April and hola May... let's keep this momentum going!
Y'all! Do you see this? When did Henry get so long? I swear this "Bib Bed" has been the perfect size for him until, like, yesterday. When nap time rolled around, however, I realized his toes were hanging off the end of his bed... it seems like he outgrew it over night!
So today we find ourselves talking about a real Big Boy Bed. A true twin-sized bed, fit somewhere in his room, sooner rather than later.
We poked around online and are leaning toward something minimal, like a platform bed similar to this one. Maybe we'll start trolling for sales... maybe we'll sit down and figure out if we can build it ourselves.
There's no doubt, though: it's time for Hen to have a new bed!
Right now, I'm glancing out the front windows every time I pass by to catch a glimpse of our newly refinished front sidewalk. Holy cow y'all, I didn't think we'd finish that project, let alone get it done in one weekend. But here we are.
As is our style, we wholly focused on laying pavers all weekend and completely neglected the usual upkeep indoors. Alas, that means today I'm glancing in appreciation at the herringbone pattern running from the front door down to the driveway while carrying laundry, running the vacuum, wiping powdered lime footprints off the hardwoods, and gathering up scattered mugs and cups and such.
I came across this little sketch while putting some things away in Audrey's room. At first glance it looks like a creepy scene from a Mayan temple with a monster and some kind of ritual sacrifice. However, it dawned on me that it's actually Daddy using the brick saw on the back of Gramps' truck (with the tailgate down) and the rest of us carrying pavers marked to be cut (hence the 'X' on half of each of them).
What a gem. I hope she doesn't mind if I swipe it!
Some sweet, simple things are bringing me happiness and joy on this Wednesday afternoon...
-warm orange light in piercing beams breaking through the clouds long enough for the dappling of a favorite reading spot... and a reappearance of 'Where's Waldo?'
-a small pod of fuzzy forest tent caterpillars (which could eventually become a nuisance, but are not very high in numbers in our area... yet) which made kids and chickens alike very happy.
-our latest batch of fuchsia 'kraut and an ah-ha moment to clean both crock and weights for storage: dry 'em out in the oven! Duh!
-our Fur Boy, out of hiding, eating (a little), purring, and coming around! Thanks to the universe and the good vibes I'm sure!
We are expecting an evening under some pretty dark clouds tonight, but this time they'll be physically in the atmosphere and not a production of anxiety and doom. Though the real kind may bring us a few hours of lightning and a chance for hail, the peace that has come from the upswing of our pet will get us through it.
Right now there's a bit of a gray cloud hanging over our home- our Kitty Boy has apparently been exposed to something toxic or poisonous and is quite ill. He hasn't eaten since at least Wednesday last week, and though he seems to be growing more responsive when we check on him he doesn't seem to be returning to his normal behaviors.
I can't help but hover around him; it's too hard to just leave him alone and let him rest! I regret ever feeling annoyed at him for kneading my tummy and trying to curl up on my face. At this point nothing would make me happier.
So today our week kicks off with fresh, chilly air pouring in from open windows, chores and the usual waiting for attention, and all our focus on our black-and-white furry family member.