Yesterday the temperatures reached 33 degrees. In case you cannot imagine, that is a magical temperature. It is a temperature where suddenly the roads are softer, and the car gets more traction as you drive. It is a temperature where suddenly, when you look out your window, there are constant little drips of water. It is a temperature where the shining sun fills your heart. It means spring is coming. Or the season we Alaskans call "break up," where the ice slowly melts away and leaves a fresh new earth. Stinky exposed earth. Puddles all around. And green fists budding on trees. It will come.
Do any of you remember this post?
I do. It has defined me for months. My mom and her spouse have sweetly accommodated us in their home all this time. But inside I yearn for our place. I cannot help it. The need for home is part of me. And hopefully, by next month we will be moving in to our new condo. Let's cross our fingers and hope it goes as planned.
Several friends have asked me if I am done blogging. I do not know the answer. I cannot promise that I will be back in full effect any time soon. For one thing, our computer has been bogged down with too many files and I cannot manipulate images. Photo storage has to happen, and fast. But it takes so long!
And time. Where do I find it? The skinny moments to do just this, sit and record thoughts before the days are gone, are very hard to come by. I am thankful for this moment. And thankful for the longer days. And thankful for the almost-ability-to-feel-it-happening new home to live in!
Just for fun, and in case you have a little time to poke around, here are the websites that I am completely hooked on right now. They are mostly related to food, kids, and nesting. My favorite things.
Desire to Inspire.
The Brass Petal.
And just listen to this song, Blood Bank. I love it. And the band.
Time to go to work.