Right now, I am...
:: feeling grateful for outdoor summer parties, sunny weather, and a fabulous mother-in-law who gave us a reason to celebrate this weekend.
:: enjoying having much-loved, often-missed family from far away at our breakfast table this morning.
:: loving the solution of old doors + sawhorses for quick outdoor party tables.
:: appreciating that my bigger baby boy can still find comfort (and sleep) on Mama's back in the middle of noise and chaos around him.
:: remembering - for a snowy winter's day - the sight and smell of all the fresh flowers in my yard, on my tables, and in each room of the house.
:: hearing the new Gillian Welch (& Dave Rawlings) album The Harrow & The Harvest gently usher in the day.
::smiling, knowing that after all these years of being a fan, I'll finally see them play in Maine this fall.
:: telling my little ones that leftover birthday cake does not a hearty breakfast make. (Oh, maybe just this once...)
:: wondering when naptime for Mama is today.
:: laughing at that.
:: holding in my hands a hot-off-the-press (soon-to-be-released) book that I can't wait to talk about with you tomorrow!!
:: giggling as I watch my children count how many times they each appear in said book.
:: knowing it's an even number. (Because Mama already counted. I've done this before.)
:: closing the door on my studio to make eggs, bacon and a strawberry something -or- other for a crowd (with a side of cake).
:: wanting to spend the day moving as slowly and gently as one can with five little ones. In and out of the garden, perhaps. Yes, that's it.
:: wishing you a very beautiful Monday!