1. Everything is turning spring green. I love it.
2. Yesterday Mason & Eric played a double header. An away game in the early afternoon, and a further away game following that one in the evening. In order to watch, we had to take the younger three kids out of school before noon, otherwise they would have been home alone until bedtime hours.
It was a beautiful day for baseball, and for taking half a day off school to be out in the sunshine.
We got to watch Mason & Eric as pitcher/catcher. The guy at third base happens to be my nephew who is about to graduate.
3. Did I mention how much I loved upstate New York, even though we were there just one full day?
We've been talking lightly about moving there. I've realized suddenly how much I would like to distance ourselves from so many things. Mitch is in demand here every day of our life. If it's not work, it's someone else who wants him to saw something or fix something or build something or do something. His phone never stops ringing. Meanwhile, here I am, quite solitary & all too often wishing for a helping hand. I'm realizing that my reasons for always wanting to stay near "home" in the past are not valid anymore.
*Update: I was free-writing, and I'm not sure this came out just right. That was just a new side-thought, on top of many older existing ones.
Mitch is the one who has always and forever wanted to move. I've always been the one deeply rooted to home. There are many reasons for this light talk of ours, that I did not write about. Mostly, because we settled very, very young, before we gave ourselves any opportunity to explore new places. On rare occasions, we find a place we think is wonderful and we feel really fits us. This past week was one of them.
We won't be rushing to pack up our homestead. We are pretty deeply planted here as a family.
It's always fun to dream and imagine, and to free your mind to new possibilities. This is no new topic to us.
4. We wove our way between all five of the Great Lakes on our way home earlier this week. They really are Great. Of course I'm partial to Lake Superior, because it's the one I've known all my life, and it is mighty & powerful & awesome. But the turquoise shallower shores of Lake Michigan & Ontario.. loveliness.
(A much different part of Ontario than we're used to.)
Dunes along Lake Michigan's northern tip..
5. Beau's freckles are really something. They seem to multiply by the day.
He picked me some cowslips from the swamp this week. (Our first spring blooms of the year.)
He said, "Flowers are a sign of love. And flowers are a sign of Spring."
(These photos are from wonderful spring days exploring with Beau, while he was still home with me in years past.)
I hope your Memorial Weekend is filled with all that makes you happiest!
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