Yesterday, the ground was warm enough - and dry enough in one spot, at least - so that a proper blanket session could be had. In lieu of cleaing up from the weekend's flurry, in lieu of gardening work, or chicken coop clean out or anything else like that, I laid out that wool blanket and sat myself down to feel the sun and breathe it all in. The baby crawled, ate sticks, and laughed at her big brothers jumping in front of her. I read a chapter of the book the boys have been asking me to read for a while now (that they've already read and want to talk about). A toddler came and went on his own missions between Mama, Papa and woodshed. A silly preteen boy picked up the camera and snapped pictures of his Mama taking a two minute nap. Cats visited under the arm of a girl, and a chicken too. Family life happened....outside.
It was the First Day. It was a good day.
Today? Today we celebrate the Vernal Equinox and I can only hope (and guess) there will be more of the same. I wish that for you too!