We are royally spoiled in this life.
Last week was quiet, and warm, and felt like the certain beginning of Spring with full blooms, fresh food and sunshiny warmer days. It was a slow start to the week with the husband out of town for two days. And it was heatwave warm, and even hot on the playground after school, causing the Craunlets to peel off all of their layers and cast them aside. It was a week of armloads of new books to read, and delicious dinners including fresh salads and tasty grillables. It was hours and hours spent outdoors enjoying the longer days of light, working in the yard, building new gardens, and hitting the trail.
Here she is, our week fifteen of 2014, in pictures:
|Yes, that is a glass of red wine and a fabulous children's book [Toys Go Out] that I'm reading in bed. Because what else does one do when completely exhausted, after the Craunlets are all tucked into their beds, and the husband is out of town?|
|Made my own espresso this morning, solo. The girl child remarked with amazement that I could accomplish such a feat.|
|Fresh arugula and chervil. And some piggy pork goodness. It's salad and grilling season again, YEAH!|
|Mini-daffodils are brightly blooming with rows of tiny blue glory-of-the-snow's behind them. LOVE my spring flowers, and how they rise up each year announcing the certain changing of seasons.|
|Getting ready for Zygote's Spring benefit party. Art + food, two of my very favorite things.|
|Fruit of our labor. All day outside working in the yard, and the evening is enjoyed by the fire. The days are longer, at last.|
|Walking in the woods, our weekly ritual that I love so much. Good to be tackling so many miles on our feet together.|