Zen of Balance

The last couple of months have been busy! But when I say that, I don’t mean the daily routine.  The daily routine, I am realizing, has a zen like feel because it is balanced.  I spend 1-1 time with the baby, I spend 1-1 time with the preschooler, I spend 1-1 with the hubby, and we spend lots of time all together.  Together, we finish securing the new playset from our strong west winds; the preschooler helps by playing of course and the baby helps by chilling in a bouncy – soaking in all that the outdoors has to offer.  The routine just washes over, leaving us focusing on family and learning what it means to be 4.  Its only the end of May and already I feel like we have enjoyed the better part of a full summer.  Except for one thing.  Our garden, which is just starting to take off.

It is the urban farm season again and I am excited to have everything planted.  We added full sized onions this year – though I learned that I should have germinated those in January.  I’m not sure how it will turn out this year, but like every experience I will learn from it and modify the plan for next year.  We lowered our chicken coop wire (rodent deterrent), bought tomato stakes that are easier to store through the winter, and used a different layout that I hope takes advantage of the space better – until next year when I need to rotate the crops.  We also added a fence in our yard this year, which has us thinking of a garden along the back fence line with strawberries, raspberries, or other perennial produce plants.  There are so many options to grow from here.  We are merely planting the seeds (pun intended) for our urban farm.

This past weekend we had a few visitors stop by on their way home to Wesley Acres.  They were happy to pause for a treat and a potty break.  We were happy to meet them and spoil them a touch. Don’t you just want to give him a big kiss?!

Somehow, I found the time this spring to finish one more sewing project too.  I think it was just sheer determination.  I was tired of the velcro on my old purse and wanted something small (relative to a diaper bag) for carrying at work.  This scrap fabric was just calling to me after making the skirt as well.  Unfortunately, every time I wear the skirt, I have needed a full diaper bag, so I can’t wear the matching set.  But I love carrying my purse with me every work day.  (Pattern by Keyka Lou.)

We have a lot of summer left and so much to be thankful for already.  The only thing left to do is sit back and enjoy the wonder of life.

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