My last few weeks have been filled with fresh air, connectedness, and restoration. In the week day come and go, I fail time and again to take slow, deliberate breaths, embrace that which empowers me, and devote myself to love.
It's been in these passing days that I've made a little more time for myself and the one I love. We've spent a series of weekends reconnecting with ourselves, each other, and dear ones. Together, we've taken a couple walks, several naps, and eaten many meals out and about (something we rarely do). It was over Thai food last weekend, that I finally exhaled. I miss our dating ♥ So we've agreed to be more deliberate in our togetherness, to step away from work-work and home-work and house-work, to love on each other. Yes, indeed, it's been just what I've needed.
In the past few weeks, I've spent much time in the kitchen, cooking and eating delicious meals with our newest roommate, Alex, who doubles as an Italian gramma and claims to not be a chef (his pita-bread pizza is to die for)! Alex stays in our sun room and awaits the finish of our second bedroom which will become his. I've rediscovered my bread machine and have baked Italian Herb, Cinnamon Raisin, and Zucchini Chocolate Chip (which awaits me at home). I'm still snacking on raisins, sunflower seeds, and almonds and working to cross things off my mental spring cleaning list. I dusted off my bike and rode to work a couple days.
Our last bed has been built, but awaits compost. The Hyacinth I swore I killed is blooming as are our Daffodils. My beloved Hostas are peaking out of the ground. Our chicken coop sits patiently as we prepare for later-summer chicks. I've begun breaking up concrete around the mailbox (where our shed will go). Yesterday, Jimmyredhed and I drove out to Angelic Organics for free seedlings :: beets, broccoli, cauliflower, sweet onions, storage onions, scallions.
We're driving to Cuba this weekend for our first visit of 2011. I'm participating in a craft show at the high school and I'm one week away from the end of the semester. As we live and breath in these spring days remember that life begets life. Are you living a life you're proud of?