deadlines were met
the house smells of oranges
(and tangerine, bergamot and lemongrass)
and the ice is drip, drip
(I so love these crayons)
are my hymns.
there has been catching up with friends
and learning a new game.
('tis all new for Maddie, this reading and spelling gig.)
and there have been surprise endings.
there has been making,
(Trevelyn made his first batch of buttermilk biscuits)
(these are these)
-we took apart a Christmas light to play with it-
our hand-crank generator! how many things can we run with it?
it's a goodly sort of life we're putting together.
and all is well.