Our Spring holiday is coming up in a few days.
Though we sort of pretended we live on the southern side this year, and have pretty much been thinking and celebrating Spring since March 1st (what else were we to do while enjoying sunshine and friendly temperatures?), the Equinox will make it undeniably official.
We're having a party.
Well - that's not quite right... we're celebrating with the usual things we celebrate with, and have invited a couple of friends to come and play, too.
A small keg. :) We're awfully fond of gourmet microbrew at my house. Jelly beans. A bonfire. An egg hunt. Our spring baskets will be filled that morning with lots of pretty treasures - sidewalk chalk, shorts, new swimming suits, eggs with surprises, kites... you know.
So we're getting pretty serious about gettin' ready!
Today... coloring eggs.
Oh! And making yarn ones (in part from yarn we've dyed and spun ourselves,
And - perhaps the best of all - Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs.
There is a story behind these eggs, and so I shall be doing the telling of it.
Love you, Grandma.
And Thank you, Aunt Kathy.
and hula hoop games.
Hoops, crawling, bouncing, leaping, slitherin', loving, laughing games.
The temperature drops.
Cold front moves in.
Ice cream to the babies while mama sits and catches up with the day for a minute.
Yes. Yes. Yes, thinks the Mama.
This is the life I am meant to live.
In memory, in reminiscence, in love, in joy, in games, in creating, in contemplation (even if it's the satisfaction of pondering and planning Dinner at 2:50 in the afternoon), in a wafting spring breeze, in a laundry basket, in a rhythmic, joyful squeak of trampoline springs -and giggles- that flow in from the thrown-open back door, in honoring, in posterity, in Presence.
This is my Greatest Life.
Oh. And she even bows her head. Oh, she continues, Thank you!
The laundry on the line
and the woolen eggs are brought in.
The babes continue to play.
The first raindrops come.
A couple more eggs.
So more Love.
And the makings of dinner.
And... popcorn and a movie?
Life is Fine
are so, so Fine
and so, so Good.
and prob'ly we'll see you tomorrow.