This past week has been magical in the most lovely and simple ways. There wasn't anything extra fancy, and in fact, there was a lot less of everything than there has been in years past. How is it that no one even noticed the absence of those (always there) solstice jammies (flannel cut out but abandoned in exchange for earlier Mama bedtimes last week)? I do not know, but it's true. And true of a lot of other things too. I say it all the time, and yet, I still find myself in need of reminding that we - big and little people together - need so very little to bring us great joy and fulfillment. Keeping things simple and slow, we create sweet and special. It's always true.
There was some traveling out just a bit last week as we shared in the merriment with those we love nearby, but home is where we mostly were. And, oh how good it felt to simply be here, at home, together. Celebrating the returning light, each other - including the little one giving me a kick every so often, and loving this space we're getting to know for our first holiday season here. Some of the sights of our simple and celebratory family days at home this week...
And now - this week - I hope we can linger just a little bit longer in this still and quiet time of no classes or appointments and schedules. Our first real blizzard of the year blew into town last night (and is still going!), and I'm thinking that with a house full of leftovers, happily entertained children and adults with a few new special treats, and a pile of wood keeping us warm enough...well, it's going to be another lovely one.
I hope yours will be too!