When I watched the clock count down on midnight New Years Eve at Tallie and Matt’s wedding, I thought that my winter would be a lot slower paced than it has been up until this point. Being really sick three times since December with each cold effecting me for like a week or more didn’t really add much to that whole “I will rest” theme I was trying to go for. Add to that a toddler, a major remodel on the first floor, a husband that travels for business a bunch (particularly this quarter….which leaves me rather cold at night!)……and well…..I’m pooped! I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve been taking a lot of naps lately. The plus side of owning your own business is that I get to get up without an alarm clock and I can set my own schedule (have I mentioned that I hate alarm clocks?!) The down sides…..well…..I work…..a lot! I mean it’s midnight and I’ve been working since I got up this morning at 8 am. Don’t get me wrong, I love what I do and I make sure that I set time aside for myself and my family since mental health certainly contributes to physical health.
That being said, I’m going to take a little break for me. I received a new sewing machine for Christmas and two weeks ago I was finally able to put it to use and made a new tote bag for myself. When I was done with it I realized how good it felt to finish it and how important it is to me that I sew Lillian’s quilt for her new big girl bed and not buy one in a store. I want it to be something that she can grow up with, knowing that I spent many hours piecing it together and that I made it just for her. I’ve held off on decorating her room until her new windows are put in this spring and once the quilt is done so it’s kind of a blank slate in there at the moment.
In other news this past weekend was a beautiful one. Dan went skiing and watched the US Open at Stratton and me and Lilly did some grocery shopping and bought some supplies for our raised garden beds that we’ll be starting this year. Dan didn’t put up as much of a fuss over them as I thought he would. We’re going to be using some of the original wood from the house that Dan was able to save when we tore down the kitchen wall for the garden beds so it’s nice to be able to re-use them. We started planting lavender and something else that I really can’t remember at this moment in the little kits that you buy at the hardware store…..guess I should have written it down on the stick!! I’ve been thinking about buying some blueberry bushes as well since Dan and Lillian love them (they’re really not my thing) and I thought maybe I could make some jam as well. I think that I’m turning into a mix of my grandmother and grandfather! Gardening like my grandma and cooking and hopefully canning like my grandmother. My love of the smell of dill comes from my grandma canning pickles in the basement. So I totally need to stop the random stories that are all jumbled into one paragraph! I’ll be back early next week with photos of my new niece but until then here’s a sneak peak….