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still here

Days go by so fast, don’t they? Having an abandoned blog looming in the back of your mind is a great reminder of this. Somehow it has been almost a year since I have been here. If you are still here you have my gratitude. I have needed time to be quiet yet have missed the outlet of getting my thoughts and days into written form.

I don’t really think you have missed much or perhaps there is so much that I have not shared that it seems like all the world but somehow I would like to have some of those days present here. Perhaps a flash back post here and there? In the meantime, we are all still here where we always are, at home making up what creates a life. Food, clothing, gardening, reading, knitting, just being together. We are still doing all of those things. So perhaps just to get over my writers block I will share with you some of our pictures and then give myself the grace to start anew.

A few things we have done

Visit home and get some actual family pics done

Mateo turned a whole 4 years old

Almsot everyone turned another year older except JP whose birthday is a mere week from now

Lot of work outside

Hundreds of meals cooked

Got a visit from Alex and Lewis and the babies

Lots of living but so much missing from here so what I would like to do is just have a Flash back Friday every week where I can start to document the important days that I don’t want to leave out. And now that I have taken to top off the bottle (I feel so much better already) I can start fresh and that is always such a good thing in life, isn’t it?

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crocheted doily rug… for the kitchen

crochet doily rugIMG_0133IMG_0139angora bunnyPopping my head inside to share the new rug I made for the kitchen sink area.  Oh its so cushy!  Just the thing I need to stand on when dinner is over and the sink is piled high.  We all take turns, each one of us doing our share while children claim first, second and last to do dishes (the first people get to pick the dishes so you don’t really want to be last) until the sink is clear and wiped out clean which means that its ok to head to bed, or grab that book anyone of us may have been waiting all day to grab, work on a project, any project, guilt free.  Oh I love that.

I am not completely sold on this being THE ONE for the kitchen but it was super fast to make and its making me happy right now.  I do think that I will eventually create something easier to wash in the near future though, honestly.  The yarn came from here, really, I am just as surprised as you are 🙂  and all I did was pretend to crochet a simple doily with the biggest crochet hook I own.

I am excited to join my friend Ginny again (boy has it been a long time) and now I am popping back outside again because all the weeds out there wait for no man and the violet greens and flowers are at their peek before the blooms dissapear until next year and the greens become too tough to eat.  So we are once again collecting violet flowers outside to dry for tea and to make our violet jelly and enough greens for this weeks salads.  It is surprisingly cold outside again this week which is hard to deal with after we have become accustomed to wearing skirts and tshirts but it does make coming inside such a treat after a day of work outside.

See you tomorrow… I do need to finally share our new kitchen remodel and sometime this week, our maple syrup completed as well as the entire process.  See ya later!

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