This last week has been a long one.
First the good stuff : We had some lovely birthday celebrating over the weekend (hello 34). Joe & I ran out in the pouring rain to get a few errands done and I came back to a clean!! house!! My youngest three had vacuumed, tidied, and cleaned the kitchen and bathrooms. I think maybe Joe had given them the idea…. but still?! What an incredible birthday gift. Really the best gift a mama could receive, right?
And the not so good : the crud. Fever, coughing, yuckiness. It started with Jade, onto the littles, and now Joe. I've been lucky so far. We just finished off the last of the elderberry syrup, so tomorrow will find me making some more.
And the busy : more snow. We shoveled and shoveled this morning. Just Joe & I. Talking about the next move. The next place. The next dream. We really have been scheming and dreaming a lot these days about what is to come. That's the nature of the beast for us, barely settled and already looking into the future. Joe will have twenty years in the Coast Guard this fall, 23 when we're up to transfer and right now we're dreaming of getting out and doing something different. It will mean an incredible lifestyle change, and a substantial pay decrease. But it feels so right…. if nothing else it fuels our dreams for now.
Lastly, this picture was taken late last night by Joe. The doors to my studio. (yes, studio. I have a real studio. oh my.) Sewing, snow falling, good stuff. I'm inviting you in tomorrow…. maybe even with a video (by request of my friend A).
See you then….