It’s been a crazy couple of weeks around here. Our home has been a revolving door for family (which was awesome), we had multiple birthdays being celebrated, and plenty of carpentry drama to keep us busy. Needless to say, my brain was a little fried after all this, so my usual post that I had planned out turned into more about life lately and dreaming of spring.
Like I said, we had a lot of family in town, largely due to those birthdays I mentioned. For some, it was the first time seeing our new home, so that was extra exciting for us. Phillip and I were able to play tour guide for the first time since moving here. Definitely a role reversal for us, since for so long we were the tourists in this town.
It was a wonderful visit, and like always, much too short. But it only left us that much more eager to make plans to see them again as soon as possible.
As for the carpenter, work has been a little crazy. Many business owners will tell you that, just like with life, with everything there is a season. This has been no different for Phillip. And lately, it’s been a season of learning. Like I mentioned here, Phillip has had an interesting time figuring out that some of his practices and techniques that worked back in Florida don’t work up here. He’s in a different environment. And I’m not just talking about customer demographic.
No, I’m talking literal environment. Temperature affects wood. So when he built his business on techniques that accommodated warm temperature and plenty of humidity, those same techniques definitely yielded a different result in a colder place. Needless to say, he’s had to go back to the drawing board a few times to figure out what would and wouldn’t work here in our new town.
So while it’s been a bit frustrating for Phillip, it’s also been really good for his business. It’s forced him to learn more and stretch himself as a carpenter. It may have meant having dinner with a really grumpy husband a few nights, but it was worth it when he started to yield the results he was hoping for. And I have to say, the stuff he’s creating now is some of the best stuff I’ve ever seen. So the drama must have been worth it.
All of this was running through my brain as I was enjoying one of those rare warm afternoons (seriously spring, stop being a tease) when I started looking ahead towards this upcoming season. Laying on a picnic blanket with our daughter enjoying the sunshine as my little one munch on those cheerios. I started to think that despite the craziness of the last few weeks, there were so many good things to be excited about.
Spring goals/wish list…
- Lazy picnics in the yard
- Loose count of how many ladybugs we can find
- Get my hands dirty in a garden
- Sit next to our LO as she plays in our creek
- Take more everyday pictures
- Breathe deep and be present
- Fearlessly create art even if it’s only for myself
- Enjoy outdoor ukulele concerts by the husband
- Wear a flower crown as often as possible
- Make baby girl a crown to match
- Breakout as many flowy dresses as I can get away with
- Let go of criticism and insecurity
- Adventure everyday
- Since introducing baby girl to her tutu birthday dress, she has become obsessed with wearing dresses. Every day it’s “Dress! Mommy, wear dress!”.
- We finally broke down and watched Moana this past weekend, and I may finally have found a new soundtrack to allow Hamilton to have a much-deserved break.
- I recently discovered greek yogurt “cookie dough” thanks to Pinterest. I now go through greek yogurt like it’s water.
- Our seedlings came in the mail! Time to get this veggie garden started!
Thanks for stopping by friends! Hope you have a great weekend!