Somewhere in the busy whirl of things, we’ve entered a new month. I like February ’cause it’s different. It’s shorter. It promises a romantic holiday. 🙂 Our February always contains snow, ski trips, and my sister’s birthday. This year I hope February will be a relaxing month for me…in between the aforementioned ski trips! 🙂
The wedding came off without a hitch -er, I mean, the bride and groom got hitched, but there weren’t any major glitches. 🙂 I will have to wait on the photographer’s permission to post any photos as he’s professional now. 🙂 But I got a few on my own which I will share soon. Meanwhile, enjoy the month’s new header (I think it’s temporary until I get my hands on one of Jeremy’s photos of the flowers, but give me your vote on the new layout anyway!)
So, we are recuperating from the weekend, chewing vitamin C’s in an attempt to ward off the cold bug going around, and enjoying just being home and hanging out. This activity (or lack there of) has been encouraged by the sign on my whiteboard –
Rest and Enjoy
I came home to a spotlessly clean house – quite unexpectedly! I had left it in the mess that is always created when I try to pack my family and myself out the door by a certain time and I underestimate just how much I have to do before I leave – dirty dishes in the sink, laundry draped over furniture, toys to trip on in the hall, beds hopelessly un-made, and leftover breakfast on the table. Yet when I walked in at 10pm Saturday night after being gone for two days, the house sparkled – from end to end. There was clean laundry folded in piles, beds made, toys put away, a clean sink and drain board, fresh milk in the fridge, cookies in the cookie tin, books straightened on the bookshelves, floors vaccumed – and fresh flowers on my dresser. Wow. Thanks Mom & Company!
I like that I have nothing on the calendar this week. I like a clean house, dinner made, and a chance to read my book. I like the fact that I have time to write more than a few sentences on this blog! I would really like February to be more wordy around here, but no promises. Just a hope that I have time and space in my mind for words to come out – in the right order and making some sense. I’ve been so sleep deprived this last month what with Claire and such that I am aghast at my own speech – I can’t find simple words in my vocabulary, have lost the ability to use proper grammar, and an even mispronouncing the words I do say! Time to cultivate the habit of an afternoon nap again!