Is it crazy that I am just so stinking excited about spring? Because I am. I am very very excited. The list of seeds has been started, gardens have been mapped out, and I even looked (but no unpacked) my box of spring/summer clothes this week. I know, I know, it's Vermont and this is a temporary weather thing, but 50's this week.. I'll take it. Then I'll take another snow storm because that's what we do. But the spring sunshine.. It's freaking magical.
As weeks go, this one passed with nothing to crazy happening (in my little world bubble anyway, the world is another story). I might have broken my arm (not really, but it feels like it) and I might be growing a squirrels nest in my hair, so I can call myself accomplished? But really what I have been really into is cleaning. With all this warm weather I find myself taking to the light fixtures and windows. Spring cleansing is happening and I am determined to tackle something everyday that is not in my usual cleaning routine, like cleaning the insides and outsides all the light fixtures. or taking the bathroom fans down and cleaning those out (you should do that too). When the urge strikes, embrace it. It might be some to of the most gratifying cleaning ever.
Valentines Day happened and was really nice. The mr and I took the day and drove out of town to Montpelier and saw all the hearts. Then we hit the woods for a while, drank lots of coffee,bouht ourselves some daffodils, then went home and just relaxed. Then we ended the night with early dinner and watched To Wong Fu, Thanks For Everything because Patrick Swayze in drag just might be everything.
And the rest of the weeks just flew on by with olympics (every morning when I go to the gym, one of the tv's is on the Canadian Olympic channel. I have been keeping up with the louge, the skeleton, the curling, and speed skating with those guys.Canada is pretty good), spoon carving, sister chatting, library time, and lot of long walks. The mr had been doing side work and trying to glue the very first coffee mug I ever made like 15 years ago back together after he dropped it on the side walk. I have spent a lot of time making and baking in the kitchen .Fresh bread everyday, tinctures and tonics, hot sauce, and soup, soup, soup. We are trying to embrace this quite time now before things get crazy again, and we know that they will, oh they will too soon.
Oh, and I have been slowly painting all the stars in the kids room slowing cave. We had the littles came over the other night for play practice, pizza, and star paining.I let each kid paint their astronomical sign and then make up their own constellation. It is coming out so great and I can't wait to finish it and deck it all out with new pillows in the shape of stars and planet and make fake camp fire and set up a little tent.... Man I am a pretty awesome aunt.
I think today I am going to make large quantities of coffee and make some of those pillows I was taking about and maybe try and finish painting the stars. I am excited about the room and want to keep the momentum going. Plus I really just want sleep in there myself. So I will do that and then I am going to brush my hair today because really, it is starting to dread and I don't know if I am ready for that again.
The stuff I looked at on the internet.
-Official Portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald. These are amazing and I want them too.
-I love him and this tiny desk only makes me love him more. Nick Hakim Tiny Desk Concert
-Take a trip down South Korea's Coffee Street. A street of coffee might be the best or worst thing ever. Probably the best tho.
-At $600 bucks a pound.. no shit it's gold. California-Grown Coffee Is Becoming The State's Next Gold Mine
-My babysitter growing up had a waterbed and it was amazing and slightly frightening. The Weird True Story of the Rise and Fall of the Waterbed
-I think I should live in this cabin fo reals. A Wishfully Minimalist, Hopelessly Maximalist" Catskills Cabin
-A ha. I knew it. By temp is like 97.5 so when I feel feverish at 99, well suck it dudes, I fever. Do I Have a Fever? My Temperature Is 98.6 but I Feel Feverish
-Constellations: The Zodiac Constellation Names. Because we need to know for the star cave.
Pictures from the week.
Keep it real.