Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spring Growth and Spring Cleaning

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Spring has come at last.  Although there is still very little evidence of it outside.  We get rain, sleet, hail, and/or snow every single day (and they say that WA always has the same weather).   But you can feel it in the air.  My peas are starting to push their heads through the soil in the garden and I have started many other things out there as well that are sitting and waiting for the soil to be warm enough. 

I am, however, taking some time off here.  It wasn’t intentional.  But I have been having a little blog break.  The reasons are many and it’s hard to get into some of them right now, but the main one is that sitting for any length of time is impossible for me right now.  Luke has entered a phase I lovingly refer to as “destructobaby”.  His favorite hobbies include pulling things down, knocking things over, pushing buttons, and dumping things out.  It’s hard to do anything with him not strapped to my back via the Ergo, and even then, he is often pulling on my hair while I weed, cook, and clean in his wake.  And still, he is the sweetest kid.  He doesn’t want to hurt things, he just is exploring his territory and discovering what his body can do.  How quickly this phase has come and my baby has disappeared leaves me breathless with bittersweet emotions.  Of course, it’s hard not to revel in any part of babyhood, but the truth is, a vast majority of his babyhood is already over.  He is mobile, eating real food, expressing clear and adamant opinions on blankets, food, and his quick ability to get back to his VERY important destructobaby work after changing time. 

Once Luke entered “destructobaby phase 2012” I realized that my house, although completely functional, was not very organized.  When something takes you 5 minutes to find and you have three children over 3 then it’s not a big deal.  Throw a toddler into the mix and those 5 minutes could mean the difference between having a Pyrex collection, and not.  (And yes, a whole stack of them have landed on the floor already.)  Time to simplify.  Time to organize.  Time to put a lot of effort and a little money into making my spaces simple and easy to use.  And THAT has been where my ‘freetime’ has been focused these last few weeks.

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I hope you all are doing well!

1 comment:

erika~ the inspired mama said...

ugh, sister-friend, can i ever relate!! luca destroyed something very large and fairly expensive the other afternoon right before we left for spring trip. it happened in a slit second and he totally didn't mean to do it but still.... UGH :(

i plan to blog about it with photos this weekend.

love and blessings, mama!
xo,
erika