Did you get to enjoy any of that spring day where the sun was shining, the birds were chirping, and all the snow melted? I busted out the sandals, broke a sweat on a walk, and picked up some garbage that was living doormat under the snow and ice. That was one excellent spring day, and was well needed, and now I am ready for another snow storm because we all know it's going to happen. And I want it too because spring winter, with clean fluffy snow and blue warm skys is the best. And then real spring will be even better. Ah the weather. Never a dull moment.
As weeks go, nothing out of the norm this past one. There was some work, some play, lots of baking, and some feeling like a crazy person. It's that time of year when things are kind of slow but about to get crazy and we know it, but there is not a whole heck of a lot we can do to prepare so we just do what we can and wait. And plan. And plan an escape. We need to escape, at least for a little while. And the west coast seems to be calling our names. So we shall see of things to come.
I did spend a good amount of time trying to finish up the star cave in the kids room before Friday because we had a planet pillow making sleep over party and I just wanted it to be done. (it pretty much is, I just need to do a little touch up) The littles (Miley, Judah, an Sophia) slept over, Barb came too, and we spent all of our time cutting fabric, playing with filling, and eating and leaving popcorn all over the house. They all used their newly made galactic pillows and got to experience the awesomeness of sleeping under the stars in a heated room(I think I really outdid myself with this paint job. And all for a kids room in our house when we don't even have our own kids. Can we say #1 aunt and uncle? I think so). They got to wake up to pancakes, more pillow making, dropped clothing in the toilet and Sophia brushing her teeth 4 times because she said if she does that she would not have to brush her teeth again for a few days. He logic makes perfect sense but luckily Miley was there to straighten her out (I just told her that she was so smart and what a great idea. HAHA) And then they left and we spent the afternoon cleaning the filth off of every surface because kids are gross.
Not sure exactly what the plan is for today but I would like it to involve some kind of seed and or plant shopping which is the only kind of shopping (besides food) that I like. Other then that, a coffee nap (maybe under the stars) , maybe clean the car out if its not raining and brush the cat out because he is looking a little mangy.
Some of the Internet I looked at this week
-The World's Most Colorful Natural Phenomena. I must visit all these places.
-I love a perfectly made bed. Expert Advice: Proper Bed-Making 101, How to Make Square Corners, Step by Step. It really does make me happy.
-I have a Le Creuset and Martha Stewart and a Lodge. II want a Staub. And I love them all in different ways.The biggest difference to me is that the cheaper I tend to chip the enamel on the cheaper ones. Are Lodge Dutch Ovens Really as Good as Le Creuset and Staub?
-The loveliest chapel ever. . A National Park-Inspired Chapel Composed of Branching Fractals by Yu Momeoda
-MAKE A DURABLE DIY HALF APRON FROM A $4 PLACEMAT Thinking of this next time I see a sweet ass placement
-About to get my seed starting on. Vermont Garden Journal: Seed-Starting Problem-Solving
And pictures from the week