Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Things we are thinking about . . .
The Sheep and Wool Festival! : Around here we are thinking about all the wonderful wooly things we will want to make over the next year. We are headed to the sheep and wool festival in about a week and a half to stock up on roving and yarn for the next years projects.
Our summer rhythm: We are gradually slipping into a new pattern of getting the morning work done and heading to the park/lake/woods/friends house/garden. In the summer we do not do as much house work as we are hardly ever in the house! The things we learn are kept in our head, or our field journals/handwork bags. I am hoping to add some basket weaving this summer. We also are focusing on our local feathered friends. We have a pair of Barred Owls in the back yard. The Easter bunny brought the girls some bird houses to paint and we are learning how to attract hummingbirds to the yard.
The Fairie Festival and May Day: This weekends big plans. I can't wait, and neither can the girls!
And honestly, we've been working hard to understand where we are right now. Hazel is adamant that no one in our family is ever going to die. We just are not. I just say okay. I know she knows this isn't true, its just her way of feeling powerful and providing a comforting thought to herself. I'm grateful she has taken it in this direction rather than fearing we are all going to die. You can not tell a child that only old people die when they are grieving the loss of the baby they were hoping for. Lyra is struggling with the helper/caregiver nature. She wishes she could make us all feel better. All of the wishes she wishes these days are for us. And my husband is making sure he is there for all of us.
Today as the girls painted their houses, and David came in and out on work, and the other children were napping, and the house was full of soft music and sunshine, and I rolled out crust for our dinner quiche- these were all the things running round in my brain. They left me full and blessed and grateful. Honoring our place and the places we've been and the places we are going, together. Namaste.