April 5, 2007

80 Degrees and Sunny

The weather has been warm and sunny here. The boys and I are doing lots of bike riding and playing in and around the river. It's snowing lightly at home right now, and I REEEEAAALLLY hope that Mother Nature reserves one big snow storm for us when we are tucked safely away in our cozy little house. We'll be arriving home around April 20 and I'm starting to feel very excited about it. For a while, I wasn't sure how I felt about going home and leaving John here, but now that he's working more like 6am until 6pm, it's feeling ok. His hours will only get longer from this point on, so it's sensible to me to go home to spend long days with friends and all the other summer activities that keep us so busy.

A bunch of us from The Mother's Collective are putting together some plans for a shared garden this summer. I would love to garden, but our yard is pure shade, so this will be so much fun to do with other moms and children! We're sure to find ourselves spending whole days at the Lake and others hiking our beautiful Black Hills. I'm feeling more drawn to spending lots of time outside, in nature, rather than the city pool. However, if the boys feel strongly about the pool, we'll do that, too. A good friend of mine has asked to be at her homebirth this summer, so that's always a huge thing to look forward to! I've put an offer out to our neighbor to hang out with the boys about 10 hours a week, so I can work out and otherwise re-charge my batteries for life-on-my-own with the boys.

Saylor has been making smoothies every day and is currently standing at the stove whipping up some eggs for himself. Gotta go get this gang ready for our day! Peace and Love....

5 comments:

Snavleys said...

You definitely have the best of both worlds. It's good to have home to look forward to and the nesting for a little while. Enjoy the warm weather! We have finally entered spring; it's been 50 degrees and beautiful and the snow is almost gone. I love spring!

the Goddess diana said...

So it now looks like we'll be seeing you once you're already in RC! You're on our way back from OR :)

Heather said...

How awesome!!! I know you will have a nice summer!!!

JenBin said...

I'm not sure I'd like another snow storm... I'll trade you the 80s!

Looking forward to seeing you sometime this summer!

Rita N Geo said...

I hear you are passing through! When do you think you might be here? I have ot be in Richfield the 19 and 20th do you think you will be here before then or maybe that weekend? I want to see all of you and have you stay over! I wish we were having 80s it is nice and then gets yucky all over again. Just as long as the snow doesn't stick! Take care and we can't wait to see you!!:)