cycles are funny.
it's funny how we just sort of get swept into a Way, and that's that.
could have much to do with the fact that Maddie is still recovering from this cold she has (today was the first good/almost normal day), but life has been.... different.
lots of... sort of plugging along in the Regular way of things.
taking care of business.
taking things into shops for repairs.
cleaning the pond.
doing the cleaning in preparation of spring cleaning. (I know that sounds odd, but whatever.)
taking loads of glass to the recycle bins.
matching thousands of pairs of socks. :)
it's like we've been on some it's-Saturday-afternoon-so-it's-time-to-clean-out-the-garage time loop for a week.
it hasn't been bad, mind you. just... i don't know. more transitioning, I guess.
Today I spend much of the day here.
Which was a pretty great place to spend the day.
I watched the birds outside the sparkly clean window.
that I could see out of because the bush has been trimmed..
I got to see when the sun came out, and scooted out the back door to admire it when it did.
I got to listen to Trev and Maddie sitting and sharing and loving while sharing a chair at his computer...
and I got to smile over how generous and gracious and polite children are when they're happy.
have you noticed? when all is right in their world, they say funny things like "Excuse me for just a minute, won't you?" and "would you mind very much if I....?" funny babies.
I suppose the children have been up to the same things they've always been up to... it's only myself that has stepped away from the regular Way of Things to do this Other for a bit.
at the moment my life - The Way of Things- seems to just have shifted a bit... instead of holding fast to the babes, I'm holding fast to this other stuff... lending my support and aid to the structure of the home (all those things I mentioned earlier).... feathering the nest, I think.
we're still here.
laughing and loving and being,
same as always.
and life is still very, very fine.
it just happens to smell like fresh laundry at the moment.