I am here and there lately. I am around, but I am busy. I'm celebrating new beginnings with close friends getting married. I'm listening to new readers gain confidence as they sound out words and share books with me. I'm sewing quilt blocks and folding laundry, pressing seams and ironing pants. I am listening to giggling 7-year-olds laugh about playground antics and silly 5-year-olds discuss all of their favorite dinosaurs. I am knitting while a room full of ballerinas learn to be graceful. I'm running errands and comforting friends making tough choices. I'm planning Christmas projects for around the tree and under it. I am preparing for an all-day field trip to Silver Springs and missing my kindergartner's Thanksgiving lunch in the cafeteria. I am making macaroni and cheese and meat for not one but two Thanksgiving lunches in my kiddo's classrooms. I am smiling, worrying, always moving. I am loving my family and my life and trying to catch my breath knowing these moments will be the ones I look back on with tears of joy and remembrance of how good we have it.
Life is best lived fully and I am here doing that as best as I can.
I will be back with updates, projects and always more rambling as soon as I can find the time. But know that I am here.