Motherhood | The Happenings

* Soup. I had soup simmering on the stove, a candle burning, and kiddos laying on the rug behind me asking when daddy was going to be home.  So much of my time is spent in this kitchen and I try make it as enjoyable as possible.  I love cooking and cleaning because so much of what I do doesn't have immediate results... the fruit takes time, but cooking and cleaning produces immediate fruit and it makes me feel useful.  

* Old School. I also like some things old school.  Books... I want to flip pages and see the progress as I work my way from the front to the back of the book.  Bread... mixing, kneading, watching it rise, and then having your kids beg for more because "it's just soooo good" is pretty sweet, too.  Growing things... I haven't had a garden in a long time, and although I don't plan on having a vegetable garden, I do plan on growing some herbs out back to use in our summer dishes.  I'm in the process of making a list of all of the herbs I want and planning out when to plant them.  Do you enjoy an herb garden?  What are your favorites?

* Sickness.  We have been blessed to have avoided any sickness thus far, but here at the tail end of winter, it finally struck.  So far, daddy and 3 out of the 4 kiddos have had something amiss and I am crossing my fingers that the the baby and myself can steer clear.  It seems to be passing quickly, and for that, I'm grateful.  We have been enjoying detox baths with Epsom salts, diffusing immune supporting oils, rolling thieves on our feet, drinking loads of tea and taking extra vitamin C to help our bodies fight off the sickness.  

* Loneliness.  Okay, I usually don't need a lot of adult interaction.  I enjoy our slow, quiet days at home and I've totally turned into a homebody over the last 10 years, BUT February is tomorrow and I am so ready for spring.  The last few weeks of January routinely give me the blues and make me feel that winter loneliness pretty intensely.  Anyone else feel this way?? I am hoping this next month flies by and that we will be enjoying a lot of outdoor time soon. :) 

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