By far one of the best breads I’ve made in a long time! (Minimalist Baker)
Thank you to Sandra from Lili & Folks for this adorable little tutorial! The hens and chicks were a huge hit on Easter morning.
It’s been quite a few days since I’ve stopped in and shared. Not because I don’t have anything to share, but because once again, time is moving too fast. And when time moves too fast for us, it’s time to make changes again. I promised myself when I stopped working that I wouldn’t live a life that was rushed. But somehow, the rush seems to find me (us). My husband and I sat down a little over a week ago and came to term with a few issues we had that were weighing on us. This led to a week of heavy reorganizing, planning, “cleaning house” so to speak and taking 2 more steps towards a simpler, happier life.
Our first big decision was to get off Facebook. I know, I know, it may seem like a ridiculous thing to put so much thought into. But when you have been using social media for all your communication for over 6 years, you tend to not take the deleting of your account very lightly. It was a heavy week of writing to everyone, collecting current emails, addresses and phone numbers. I spent most of my free time all week building us a very organized and detailed contact book with all the information we needed to stay in contact with our loved ones. Unfortunately, it seems our move has offended some, resulting in us not receiving any news or contact information. But we keep reminding ourselves that they have ours. Hopefully, after a bit of thought, they will change their minds and want to take a step back into the “middle ages” with us. Our choices for leaving social media are very personal to us. They are in no way a commentary on people who use it. We just knew this is what we wanted. The ultimate goal was to reduce our screen time and although the first week felt more intense, I know that now that everything is said and done, we will find a kind of peace in it we were really craving.
The second big decision we took was to take Little Miss out of preschool at the end of April instead of June. When we went to part-time preschool back in January, we didn’t realize the impact it would have. Back when it was full-time preschool / week-ends at home, our routine, our rhythm was wonderful. The only thing we found hard was not seeing her enough, so I selfishly took her out for my own personal need. Ever since then, our rhythm has been off. The days she is home, she wants to be in school. On the days she needs to go to school, she wants to stay home. Mondays are horrible now, she doesn’t want to leave. She has also recently found out that most of her little friends will not be going to the same school as her next year so she, like the mature-beyond-her-years little girl she is, has already decided that there is no point in dwelling. She will make all new friends in September, so why not just stay home with her little brother. She wants to learn about gardening, she wants to learn how to sew. She wants to create nature journals and go on hikes… all things she can’t do at school. So she asked to stop and we decided to do it. This will of course mean a HUGE change for me and Little Man. I know there will be a learning curve, I’ve never home schooled full-time, but I’m up for it.
Throw in there sickness (yes again!), another 5 inches of snow, lots of tending to seedlings that are out growing their pots, digging out beds from their ice prisons and Easter Week-end, I truly haven’t had a minute to myself. But I’m back now. I plan on catching up on all your lovely life events.
Wishing you a wonderful week!