Outside my window it is snowing hard. I'm loving how everything looks so clean and fresh. We didn't have any snow for the entire month of January. The world looked so grim and brown. The tulips on my desk -- a gift from a friend ("Enough with the funeral flowers. You need something light and springtime.") -- are bright and cheery and a beautiful reminder of spring.
Yesterday, Brooklynn and Bentley came for dinner. We celebrated Valentine's Day with a heartshaped pizza and Valentine presents. I haven't seen these two in weeks. Their hugs felt delicious! Brooklynn loves for me to do her hair. Last night she wanted an Elsa braid (from the movie Frozen), and for the rest of the evening she was Elsa.
Talk about snow!, I am feeling 'snowed under' with catching up to do here at home and at work. I've been writing thank you notes for Aunt Ann, and I am trying to savor each and every person that shared a memory with me. It turns the chore into a blessing.
This quote: Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I'll meet you there. (Rumi) I wish the U.S. Congress could find that field.
Every morning, my husband makes a pot of coffee and it is ready for me when I come into the kitchen. Sometimes he'll set my mug out next to the coffee pot with cream and sugar in it, all ready. This small gesture makes me feel so cared for and thought about. An aside: A few months ago, I came home with a 'present for him.' A coffee bean grinder and whole beans. "You're upping my game," he said. How I love that man.
How was your week?