… and round it goes.
Seems I’ve been away from this space (and every space honestly) for so long. It doesn’t feel quite like mine anymore.
Seasons, months, events and ills… We seem to be on a rotation here. This is the 3rd year in a row that all of us fall sick between the 15th of February and the 15th of March. We thought we were out of the woods, I was excited, happy week-ends ahead and sickness struck again. This time of year, when the weather doesn’t seem to know what it wants, has always been hard on us. Even more with Little Miss in school now and bringing home a plethora of new germs and bugs for us to fight. There has been confirmed influenza and mononucleosis cases at her school and we are fairly certain that the first is what has our darling girl bed-bound. She is being a trooper about it, sleeping a lot, enjoying movies on the laptop and time alone in mama and papa’s big bed. Considering that Little Man’s croup episode started from influenza, we are hoping he will not catch it again, but he has also been feeling off, not hungry and sleeping poorly. Spring can’t come quickly enough.
But the sun has been shining more days than not, it has been wonderful. The time change has led to long lasting, warm sunsets and evening walks. I was surprised at how easy it was to put the kiddos to bed on last Sunday, even if it was still partially light out. They seem to have flowed into it without too much fuss. They have been tired though, we all have. It has been a long and gray winter and we are ready to be bathed in sunlight again. Let that Vitamin D find us, let the blues be pushed away.
As I write this the sun is actually breaking out of the clouds. It has been nice and warm, a bit rainy, but above freezing for over a week now. All that cold and snow that had finally found us at the end of February and during Spring Break is quickly fading away.
It hasn’t been all sickness this past month and a half. We’ve also had many wonderful moments. My wonderful and talented niece coming in 7th on the Provincial Figure Skating circuit, Little Man surprising them all in his latest interdisciplinary evaluation and him responding well to therapy, Little Miss quickly grasping the concept of phonetics making reading a very real (and fast approaching) possibility, her second cast coming off, dear friends moving back to town after a year away, my husband getting ready for bike season, our first seedlings sprouting under our grow tents in the basement… And me?
Me, I’ve been trying to find a balance. Yoga has been healing and wonderful. Joining the online community at YogaGlo is one of the best decisions we’ve made in a while. I’ve put aside journaling for now just because I still haven’t found the right moment or rhythm. But I haven’t given up on it yet. My greatest thrill is that I have been reading. You remember my 10-book goal? I’m 50 pages away from being 4 books in. It’s funny how reading is like riding a bike. You can stop doing it for years and then, you jump on (or in this case in) and you just feel exhilarated. I promised myself that I would not allow another book purchase for myself until I finished my 10. Looks like I might be able to treat myself to something off my wish list come fall!
That is it in a nutshell dear friends, not much has been happening, life is moving on, we will slowly get back our groove and before we know it, it will be Spring.
Wishing you all an amazing Equinox on Sunday. I hope the weather is wonderful for you and that you celebrate it fully.