We aren't gone.
We aren't even particularly busy.
It's more like... we're gettin' ready.
Gettin' ready to paint birdhouses and feeders.
Gettin' the kitchen in good shape for making and decorating halloween cookies. (Which will undoubtedly take up the Whole Kitchen.)
Going to the store to get ready to make a fancy coffee cake for a tea party.
Gettin' masks ready for little dolls and friends that want to wear one for a tea party. And wearing them around the house, of course.
Gettin' ready to dry apples to hang outside for our bird friends.
Gettin' ready to make peanut butter and birdseed pinecones for the same friends.
Gettin' ready to play Carmen Sandiego.
Gettin' ready to read.
Gettin' ready to sew a first project - napkins for the dolls for tea parties.
I'm not feeling like our life is on hold. I don't feel like we're not accomplishing anything, or missing out on Grand Adventures.
It just feels right, this place.
Napping. Reading. Piddling.
We have tons of ideas of things we'll do.
As soon as we're done with this Nothing space.