I'm not gonna lie, I have seldom wanted to walk away from seven days like I have the last seven. I am walking with gratitude, both children are healthy, filling the spaces between these walls with laughter and a lightness that the adults around here wish to call their own. We are steadily stepping that way, away from sickness (quickly, we hope) and toward a little more energy - back into the rhythms of home.
Of course, before we can move forward, piles of laundry, mail, and um, dust stand to be reckoned with. As well as the air conditioner. A sweating water glass, a 79-degree house inside, and a thermostat set for 68. Yes, we're ready for a little cooling off period.
I also have a bit of catching up to do in this space. Beginning with one little sweater. Remember the one pictured above? It found its way directly from that photo shoot into the mail for one sweet new nephew. Of course, upon seeing it on Nathan, I couldn't help but go buy yarn (Paton's Classic Wool in Jade Heather) - immediately - to make another. I began knitting soon after, thinking it would be finished in the two weeks it took me to make the other one. Fast-forward two months. I'm not sure what caused the delay, just that one day I found myself looking at a still-unfinished sweater and "May" printed boldly on the calendar. Steadily plumping baby cheeks and thighs wait for no sweater, so the knitting needles were quickly reinstated to my hands. I finished the sweater late on May 8th. Right before Nathan would outgrow it. Just in time for, ahem, summer. Then we awoke to Mother's Day and a chilly 50 degrees. Imagine that.