It has been so easy to take photos and post pictures on Intsagram and Facebook with my phone that I have really neglected my blog. Taking time to write a post, however disjointed, is a birthday present to myself today. I’m 36 and that sounds old to me. It’s much closer to “late 30s” than “early 30s”. I can still claim “mid 30s”, though right?
The past two days have been super hot– high 80s with high humidity. The mornings are gorgeous. I should record the morning birds around here so that you can hear them. It is a full orchestra, I tell you! The woods we live in are bursting with life.
Logan found a newt on the walkway by our deck. Such a cute little red guy.
Our smallest chicken, Hunca-Munca, hatched 2 Cream-Legbar eggs last week. The chicks are super cute. It is so fun to watch the mama hen teach her babies to eat and explore. She has a language of clucks that say, “I’m right here,” and “I found something good to eat!” and other things I’m not quite sure what they mean. I’m really a chicken lady. I think I can honestly say they are my favorite pet I’ve ever had.
How did you ring in the new year?
It was with fondue here. My new favorite thing to coat in cheese is brussel sprouts. It made me feel like my festive food was healthy. Aside from the nearly $40 worth of brie and gruyere that is. The cheese was followed by chocolate and fruit, of course. Super yummy- but something I can only do once a year.
This morning I taught yoga in my living room. Barry snapped a photo of me while I was singing during savasana (final relaxation). It makes me happy to have friends over to do yoga with me. It feels so good to really move and breath with awareness– to really enjoy and experience your body. I am determined that as many people as possible have that experience.
The little boys dug through the recycling and found containers to do “science experiences” in. The “lost pepper” experiment was the coolest they say. The pepper sunk to the bottom below all the suds and oil and lotion also mixed into their buckets of water. Hours of fun, I tell you! If your kids are driving you crazy with whining to watch a movie let them pull a chair up to the kitchen sink. They’ll stop whining, I promise.
Over the weekend we also tried out Jonah’s new bow and hatchet. It’s pretty fun to live in the woods.
I thought that life would just go on when we moved– and it has, but is also full of transitions and newness. Everyday things are a new adventure. That is good, but also takes a lot of energy. I have missed my camera and my blog, but finding time and creating space in my days for it has been tricky.
We live in a beautiful place. I’m so glad my children have each other. I’m thankful that my camera can capture those fluffy static haired angels and their sweetness. I love living among trees. It makes me happy to have chickens.
I’m hoping to make my way here more regularly. I have yoga to share! and Christmas celebrations! and I need the reflection and connection documenting my life here brings.
See you again soon!
We’ve been living under a light blanket the past couple of days.