After March's austerity, I've thoroughly enjoyed what April's had to offer. Meeting up with friends, going to events and having opportunities to be spontaneous.
More reading, more coffee, more chocolate, more wine.
With only 2 more days left until May Day (mayday, mayday, mayday -- actually I just looked up the etymology of the word. It was a blend of English into the French "m'aidez" which means "help me.")
Right, so with only 2 days left in April I am very happy overall with how life continues to build and transition.
I'm not exactly sure what May has in store. Early on there's a trip to Washington D.C. with Henry, then a family reunion of sorts at the end of the month. Maybe the month will bring more of the same, or maybe something new. I enjoy that lack of certainty. Therein lies the opportunity to explore, create and be inspired by the anticipation.
This last week is best captures IN PICTURES:
|Discovery: Henry likes tuna sandwiches. |
Date brownies revisited.
|On the way to karate. |
Raining, no umbrella, lots of bags. Still fun.
|I loved the way the morning light was hitting the room. |
|New work selfie.|
|Spent Friday night baking for church Daffodil Tea bakesale.|
|Henry weekend! Saturday morning in the "space ship"|
teaching Clifford how to navigate through the stars.
|Chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chip banana bread and a lemon loaf. |
We got it all together to drop off at church Saturday morning...
|...on our bikes.|
|The boy was a little whiny and stopped to take many breaks.|
|Made it back just in time for Sally's arrival for lunch.|
Connect 4 was a serious undertaking.
Guess who won?
|Post-lunch walk to the park was delightful in the spring sunshine.|
|Swans are nesting in there somewhere.|
|Saturday night my brother Tim kindly babysat while I traipsed across town|
to see my friend Ms. Sarah Hagen play an intimate and deeply moving concert.
|Awesome space. Gracious host.|
A final anecdote to share. Over lunch I asked Henry...
Elisabeth: If you could be an astronaut, firefighter or teacher, which would you be?
Henry: An astronaut. No, a teacher, it would be more fun.