~ A new addition arrived in the mail (thanks, Steph!). I thought she was a boy and we should call her Oliver. Much arguing and persuading and tears (yes, there were tears) that no! she is a girl!! And ribbons tied round her trunk. All persuaded me that perhaps she is a girl. We named her Eva, which was to be Gray’s name if he was a girl. Eva the elephant. She resides on my sewing desk. Yes, she’s mine. The kids have co-opted all the other animals. But Audrey has made sure she’s fed plenty of food and water and tucked into her box at night with a blanket. So starts the slippery slope of losing my one stuffed animal…
~ I cut my hair myself. Which was a bit gutsy considering I have a wedding to attend on Saturday. But it didn’t turn out half bad (you can relax, Mom) and a sight better than some hair cuts I’ve paid money for.
~ I’ll be wearing a dress and heels for the first time in years. I’ve worn a dress and I’ve worn heels. But both together? That’s been a long while. Audrey is very excited that I’m dressing up with her. We even have plans to paint our toes.
~ Sprouts and beet kavass. For years now every spring I crave raw beets and sprouts. It passes in a month or two. But I indulge it while it lasts.
~ Audrey has been enjoying putting Borage flowers in her berries and yogurt. Pretty.
~ I got my first ripe strawberry from the garden. The kids had evidently been eating them for a few days before I learned of it. Audrey told me, “You have to break the strawberries into little pieces for Gray otherwise he gets messy.” So that’s why there was no evidence…
~ We got into the hammock and out of the hammock more times than I can count.
~ I organized my scrap basket. The fabric mess was driving me crazy after KCWC. Much better. I might actually be inspired to use them for something now.
~ I’m trying to take some time to just sit and breathe. We have a busy few weeks ahead of us but I don’t want everything to pass us by without noticing and enjoying.
~ Have a beautiful end to your week. And a Happy Mother’s Day!