Well, hello there! Let's recap a little bit.
We've (well, mostly Adam) has rebuilt our vegetable beds, and they're finally planted. Better late than never! Peas, carrots, kale, lettuce, onions, and sunflowers. And all of my herbs are coming back beautifully. I'm especially thrilled about the tarragon. My favourite herb!
The house is listed again.
I happily made my own Mother's Day breakfast yesterday, and I highly, highly recommend it. (Not so much the making, although I really enjoyed that. The recipe, I mean.) It was Smitten Kitchen's Gingerbread Spice Dutch Baby from her awesome, awesome cookbook. I can't even begin to describe the magical-ness that happens with the buttery crispy edges, and just the right amount of spice. It was heavenly. I want to eat it every day for the rest of my life. (With maple syrup. And we have lots - 4 litres of the lovely stuff! Scored a great deal - $45. Thanks to my aunt for picking it up for me!)
I found these while out on a walk before the rain started on Saturday, in two spots well apart from each other. During a wild thunder and lightning storm on Saturday night, as I was up with the boys several times, I was thinking about all of you other mamas out there, up with your little ones, the bird mamas in their nests, and the loveliness that is the world in spring. When I was cuddled up with Phillip, despite the thunder and the fact that it was 4am, I had the loveliest sense of all being as it should.
We had some soil and compost delivered last week, and Thomas has been the happiest boy in the county. Digging, climbing, digging, scooping, sliding, excavating and always coming in the house completely covered, head-to-toe in a thick layer of dirt. We mowed the lawn for the first time of the season today. And we need a new grass trimmer. With extra batteries this time.
I made some soap on the weekend, and will be getting some orders packed up and ready this week. Let me know if you'd like some - I'll have a bit of extra on hand.
We had an unexpected sunny day today (it was calling for rain) and I just had a lovely, productive day all around. The boys were cooperative and got along all weekend (hooray!) and Adam and I celebrated our 11th anniversary on Saturday. Things are very, very good in my neck of the woods. I hope that's the case for you, too.