Right now, I am...
:: soaking in the early morning light that pours into my kitchen and hallways.
:: wearing so many layers of wool. It's cold out there (and in here), it feels like a proper winter. In this moment, anyway.
:: wondering what Harper and Calvin were up to so early in the kitchen this morning.
:: hoping there's some leftover oatmeal after breakfast so I can make muffins for lunch. Finding ways to use that leftover oatmeal has become a little bit of a kitchen love of mine.
:: laughing at myself for the eagerness with which I'm greeting a package in the mail this week. A meat grinder.
:: enjoying the way those big, puffy down comforters make 'making a bed' easy for my little ones. Simplicity - and pride - are very good things.
:: smiling, hearing the same three guitar chords floating down the stairs into my studio.
:: deciding to turn off the morning NPR news and just listen to that loveliness instead.
:: feeling grateful for another true weekend had.
:: readying ourselves to begin tapping trees soon. Our bodies are confused, but the forecast says it's true.
:: knitting a whole lot. (Consider that a warning of things to come.)
:: working from my stash and feeling tremendously frugal about that fact. (As though I never bought that yarn at all? Hmn.)
:: thinking about sewing myself some clothes this spring.
:: watching my five children argue over their space in the three foot stretch of hearth in front of the woodstove.
:: remembering a similar every-morning battle with three sisters of my own many years ago.
:: itching, a little bit, to give that woodstove corner a good and proper spring clean.
:: feeling hopeful. About a lot of things, actually.
:: wanting to say yes to the big kids asking me to ski out back today. I think I can make that happen.
:: wishing you a lovely Monday morning where you are!