Friday, March 27, 2009

Time for a Breath and a Cup of Tea

I have been working so hard that when people ask how I am, I have to take a moment to think.
I am getting one of my last orders out for a dance festival on the 04th of April and then I have a huge order that has to be done for a rally before our elections on the 22nd of April. It is good to be so busy, especially in these times.
My girls have been grateful for the extra bit of playtime I have allowed them this week due to my work load and have been very understanding. I am so blessed to have these two precious little pies. Did I mention that I have this home business due to them?
Today, at tea time, I took a moment to walk outside with my cup of hot tea and feel the sun on my skin. It still feels like summer at midday, but our early mornings and evenings are getting a bit on the chilly side. I noticed that all the leaves are starting to turn yellow and the birds are beginning to gather together to fly away to warmer regions.
There are certain things that I love about winter - hot chocolate (made with frothy hot milk and real dark chocolate), soup, warm cuddles from my children (who are both knitting their first scarves) and the crisp blue skies. Winter also has a comforting smell, the smell of fireplaces burning brightly in many homes. BUT winter brings with it ice cold wind that seems to go through every layer you have managed to put on and once I am cold, nothing can warm me.
Well, I suppose, every season holds it's good and bad things. It is up to us to just make the best of it.
Have a great weekend!


Anne said...

Mandi you won an award! Come over to Peek-A-Boo Street for all the details!

Anne said...

I just loved your post. Although I have to say, us here in Michigan in the U.S. had a really bad winter this year. Winter is my favorite season but I'm glad to see and feel that Spring is finally in the air. I do think it's so neat though how you are now going into fall where you live. By the way, I think it's so neat how your little daughters are learning knitting and beginning with a scarf. How sweet is that.