Right now, I am...
:: enjoying pancakes topped with the very first of our 2012 syrup season.
:: watching the melting the piles of snow out there, shining brightly through our windows.
:: smelling the cherry wood burning in the woodstove right now from our very last stack of this winter's firewood.
:: looking at a basketfull of seeds, and thinking the time is coming soon.
:: wishing I could keep slippers on my three year old.
:: hearing him tell me he isn't cold (the goggles must help).
:: feeling irritated by the small pieces of paper all over the place from his love of scissors.
:: reminding myself that this complaint - the "mess" of making art - is something I'm actually grateful for.
:: remembering the same for the piles of books everywhere. Someday, it won't be a 'problem' - for now, it's a good one to have, really.
:: laughing at my boys' fascination with our old High School yearbooks, and remembering doing the same with my parents'.
:: being teased relentlessly by said boys about the polka dots and shoulder pads they discovered on their Mama in said books (which I claim is not as bad as Papa's mullet).
:: happy, spying Taproot out of the corner of my eye - in my home, in my Reader, in the photos, homes and and blogs of friends and readers. That baby is out in the world!
:: working hard, and with excitement, on the next issue.
:: noticing, and rejoicing that it's been over two months and my New Favorite Mug, "7" (from gleena) hasn't broken on the hard tiles of our kitchen floor yet.
:: knocking on wood that it stays in my hands and off that floor.
:: listening to the newish Ani Difranco album, because let's face it, I'm a lifetime fan, and it's a good one.
:: knitting something purple.
:: inspired by, this gorgeousness. if you have ten minutes to spare, I bet you'll feel the same.
:: wishing you a marvelous day as you start your week!