Life here, in our little house on our little street, has been a tad bit busy lately. Not bad busy, but the kind of busy where there is something major on the calendar every day which is keeping me hopping.
But then there are these moments thrown in...moments of nothing that become moments of something. Moments that aren't planned but afterwards you look back and know that they had really been part of the great plan all along. Moments like unplanned dinners with friends and long, late night walks around the lake with the dog and last minute lunches out with boys where they open up and share about life.
I am thankful for moments in the midst of regular old busy.
I have been up to my eyeballs in work lately...my job has grown and grown to the point where I'm not even sure what I do anymore. One thing that has happened though...clarity. I work hard during the daytime and then put it all away...and I am much happier because of it.
I think I might just be catching on to that whole boundaries thing...not always easy for my perfectionist personality.
My little houseful of boys, though? A wreck. I seriously need a wife. The floors need to be done and so do the windows and please oh please oh please can someone come clean out my pantry?
I'll sit and drink tea and keep you company while you do it.
I am so much a 'seasons' kind of girl and I have trouble deciding on which one I love best of all. Autumn? Yes...crisp, cool air. Winter? Yes...cold and sweaters and movies and soup. Summer? Oh yeah...warm sand, baby.
But then there is Springtime. The flowers...oh the blossoming flowers and the way the sun just seems to shine a little bit brighter each and every day. It just seems to be the perfect time for renewal and do overs and fresh starts.
Yeah...Spring is definitely my favorite.
This morning the sun is shining brightly and the birds are singing and there are TWO figs on the tree that weren't there yesterday. That, and about 1,000 olives have suddenly blossomed. Today...well, today is going to be a good day. I'm off for a little lunch adventure with that guy that I like so much....nothing major, just an hour or so out in the sunshine at the happiest place on earth.