A friend had recommended these little programs at the Pecaut center to us and I would encourage you to check them out too! This fun filled morning cost us all of a children's hot cocoa: $1.20.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
We cleaned out our birdhouse and found out what a bird nest is made of...we even found a tiny egg that had fell under the nest and was never hatched.
We made our own nests out of chocolate, chinese noodles, and Peeps...not extremely tasty but lovable just the same.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I love that I can plant these bulbs this spring and enjoy their beautiful blooms again in just a couple of months.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
"Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour. "
- John Boswell
This past week it seems that everyone and everything has gone stir-crazy, has contracted seasonal affected disorder, temporary insanity, and general agitation. Complaints about the weather and daydreams about spring find a place in every conversation. Our bird squawks on the hour and our cat has begun howling in the morning to have me open the door only so he can sniff the air and turn back around-- as there is no sign of a dove with an olive branch in the freezing air.
"Cabin fever is an idiomatic term for a claustrophobic reaction that takes place when a person or group is isolated and/or shut in, in a small space, with nothing to do, for an extended period. Symptoms include restlessness, irritability, forgetfulness, laughter, and excessive sleeping, distrust of anyone they are with, and an urge to go outside even in the (less miserable) rain, snow or dark."
As this ailment may be common for the average midwest person come February--don't count me in.
I love the winter.
I love branches heavy with snow.
I love how clean and pure everything looks.
I love sweaters, socks, and scarves.
I love being trapped in my house.
I love hot baths, hot fire places, and Grandma's quilt on the bed.
I love having all responsiblities cancelled due to the weather as an excuse to sit with a book and a cup of coffee.
I love pretending that I live in the Arctic Circle.
I love long evenings and nights.
I love actually watching the movies we pay for with Netflix.
I love how my heart beats fast and my hands grip the door handle when we drive in a blizzard.
I am embracing this season with all that I have and taking advantage of the solitude it can bring. So, embark on your own sentimental journey and embrace every idle hour. Summer heat and activity will find us soon enough.