nourishing – After a long winter, we are finally enjoying the arrival of Spring and the re-opening of many local farmers’ markets. I am excited to be picking up the haul from our latest local co-op order later today, including fresh organic asparagus. We love simply roasting it. I’ve also recently been blessed by the purchase of a Ninja Ultima system and have dabbled in making my own nut milks, smoothies, spreads, and the sorts.
reading – I’ve read a lot lately, actually. With my husband’s current work schedule, I have time after I tuck the tots into bed for the night to read a bit. I’ve navigated away from the many non-fictions I’d been working my way through for a while now and have picked up a few fictions instead. I just finished “Tell the Wolves I’m Home,” “The Glass Castle,” and “Bodies of Water.” I thoroughly enjoyed them all – passing my copy of “Tell the Wolves I’m Home” along to a neighbor; appreciating the powerful memoir of “The Glass Castle” and swapping it for another read with a friend from California; and being shocked by “Bodies of Water.” It was a recent impulse buy from Wal-Mart and not at all what I was expecting based on the summary, but captivating nonetheless.
creating – Two nights this past week, I got out my watercolors and just messed around a bit. We also recently found a wooden castle block set at a local discount store that the littles have played with nearly every night since we brought it home.
nurturing – Lots of boo-boos. We have spent so much time outside playing that there has been no shortage of bumps, bruises, and scrapes to attend to.
watching – The way that the leaves turn on the trees before these spring storms roll in and the rain puddles that quickly form thereafter.