i've been saying that once i get the downstairs tidied up, i'd make a batch of strawberry jam. i've been saying that for more than a week, i think. but yesterday, the stars must have aligned. and i made the jam.
the last of the thomas run kittens are ready to find homes. black walnut was already expecting when everyone made their trip to the clinic for a "nip and tuck", if you know what i mean. now that her kittens are weaned and ready for homes, she'll be getting the same treatment at the end of the month. it's so fun to have the kittens around, but i'm glad to no longer add to the population.
i have always enjoyed watching my children's interests ebb and flow for certain toys. i love seeing what this week's big interest is, and how sometimes that interest sticks, and sometimes, they quickly move on. this week's obsession is the writing of a play for their stuffed animals, to be performed over the weekend. it is requiring lots of practice time. lots of writing and re-writing. and lots of time together. that's the part i love most of all.
my camera did not capture this moment the way i was experiencing it, but it was one of those sweet, quiet moments you cherish. the light from the sunset was coming through my bedroom windows and across the bed where birdy was in that ready-for-sleep, still, peaceful state. i sat there with her for quite awhile enjoying that moment.
hope you're finding a few still, peaceful moments today, as well.
22 comments on “goings on”
thanks for reminding me to find those peaceful moments. As we pack up to move, those peaceful moments seem so hard to come by.
Love it all, the jam, the plays with stuffed animals and your beautiful babe. Here’s to the peaceful moments!
Look how big Birdy is getting!!
I love the feeling of summer freedom that kittens and writing plays seems to have. We have 2 more weeks of school, just packed with everything. It will be so nice to finally relax (just when our weather will get nice, hopefully). xo
That picture of Birdy is oh so peaceful.
Do you have your recipe for strawberry jam posted somewhere? I’m hoping to try it in a few weeks once our strawberries are ready. And I totally know what you mean about “seeing” something and not being able to “capture” it just as you saw it….but your photo is still beautiful! Love those special moments when they are so tiny!
What adorable little ones! (the girls AND the kittens! :))
my goodness. sweet girls.
such beauty and goodness.
Sweet post. I miss those baby days. My oldest graduates from high school tonight – how did that happen?!
these are all such pretty images and thoughts.
Wonderful post, I found it quite relaxing at the end of my busy day. Strawberries are not quite ready for picking yet here in northwestern Ohio, but when they are, I’m going to make jam! Have a Blessed week.
I’ve got to make something with these strawberries. here’s to finding my bit of peace to make that happen!
I’m so envious of your peaceful summery days. We’re coming into flu season here and it’s not pretty! Luckily I have a little one strapped to my chest to keep me warm.Enjoy that yummy jam and what I’m sure will be a very entertaining play
Strawberry jam sounds so great right now. Would you be willing to share your recipe? Thanks
I love your bed sheet and the peaceful birdie photo. It reminds me of the 70’s and my mom. The light looks beautiful.
Sweet photos! Hi!
Those moments are always beyond film, aren’t they?
Hope everyone’s okay — saw the ER mention, oy.
And congrats on the jam. You walk in hero territory, in my book.
Love the picture of the little one..Glad you were able to make strawberry jam – the strawberries are not yet in season up here – but soon, we can’t wait.Warm wishes, Tonya
Thank you for sharing so much… Your blog in itself gives me peace! The jam, we had strawberries like crazy! I tried my hand at the jam the other day and everyone said it was delicious… I don’t eat it myself, but am glad others enjoy it! Have a wonderful summer!
Isn’t that more often the way? The camera’s eye (or maybe my lack of picture-taking knowledge?) just can’t quite catch the moment as I see it. Very sweet with your new daughter. Yeah for jam! (I finally made my first batch a few days ago.)
How did the play go? Was there an encore?
Just stumbled on your blog via habit and really like it. I love your choice of songs with your video clips. I am wondering if you have the information about songs and artists posted somewhere on your blog or elsewhere. I would love to check out some of those choices as they are not familiar to me. Thanks.