March felt very full. The garage reno kicked off, spring arrived (with all of its assorted projects and adrenaline), sap was running, syrup was boiling, taxes were prepped, we spent nearly 100 hours outside (94 so far and three days to go), and daily life continued.
We also marked Matt’s birthday. I’ve made him a birthday cake for 23 years in a row, and I’m not ready to give it up. Plus, Ellie loves to bake and a cake is a way for her to connect with her Daddy. By her decree, his cake was exactly the same as hers from her birthday last month.
I am starting March’s round-up with an excerpt from a beautiful book that I read this month. It reminded me to find space in our full days, in my full mind, in our full life:
Here are some other links that have given me space, helped me deal with our world and find balance with the clamour of living:
Simple formula for bystander intervention
I have mudrooms on my mind. Sarah Richardson does too.
Farmhouse Facelift It’s nice to see farms and functional makeovers on HGTV. Plus the hosts were a few years behind me in school.
Rethinking kindergarten readiness
I hope that you are doing well and have had a good month. We are looking ahead to a full Easter weekend (accompanied by three birthdays). There will be some hikes, egg hunts, traditional meals, new menus, candy, memories and fun.
Spring-like weather has me full of energy! I have lots of projects planned for outside.
The excerpt from the book you are reading is beautiful. I definitely need to look up that book.
It’s such an energy and mood booster. Are you into the garden yet?
We’ve had a lot of rain lately and the garden is way too wet. But we are supposed to have a warm week next week so my fingers are crossed!
I have started my peppers and tomatoes inside and I bought a blueberry bush and two new grape vines. We are getting closer!