Today the weather is gorgeous. The kind of weather that makes you happy down to your bones. The kind of weather that makes you want to wear flip-flops again, go swimming in a creak, have a photo shoot, and eat ice-cream. The kind of weather that makes everything seem just right. It's a peaceful kind of weather.
Despite sickness, these last few days and weeks have been simply wonderful. I use the word simply because nothing extraordinary has happened. Nothing amazing or unusual has taken place. It's just that on days like this, I feel deeply grateful for the simple life I have. I don't do much physical labor outside, but I'm so happy to live on land. And even though all 15 (that's an estimate) pairs of my shoes are covered in mud, I wouldn't trade dirt roads for anything. Strange as it may sound, I love not having concrete around for miles.
I spent all of yesterday in a city of over 41,000 people grocery shopping, clothes shopping, and errand running. And while I'm ALL for getting new clothes, I realized how much I don't miss being out in the world. There was a lot of stuff that I'm not use to seeing or doing. (Like eating out twice in one day...that was weird!)
All that to say, I really, really love our little home. I love breezy, spring time weather, clothes on the line, ruining chocolate cakes that were supposed to be for Sunday lunch, and mud.
It's simply wonderful.