Joining amanda for weekending . . . .
A glorious and too short weekend just rushed by me.
We watched Chicken Run on Friday. I love that there is always one character who knits in all of the Aardman films.
Saturday was Helena's last day of regular ballet class, on to dress rehearsal and recital. I can't believe another year of dance is over.
I spent some time wrestling with the calendar and wrapping my mind around it.
I spent some time missing my grandma. I look at her embroidery runner and try to imagine what she was thinking when she made it.
I painted a study for a commission and I liked the results so much I was able to start the actual painting. I love it when I can think and paint clearly.
I came home to a beautiful banner the kiddos created for me.
Greg made a quick batch of oatmeal cookies using a recipe from this book.
I also experimented making some rice balls per Elijah's request. He has decided he wants them for lunch at school now. They are pretty tasty.
Sunday was coffee and a trip back to my studio. What an awesome Mother's Day gift. I made good progress on my painting and had time to read some more.
The rest of the afternoon was spent outside with the family-kids off doing various things in various parts of the yard. Our radishes and tomatoes are showing their first leaves. There were popsicles. Greg taught the kiddos how to saw and whittle. Looks like I need to order some kid-sized saws and a manual drill.
Bliss-to just sit with a sweet breeze blowing, listening to birds chatter while they hopped around in the newly-tilled garden picking around for a meal, watching the kiddos jet, lope and meander around the yard from project to activity to project.
Dinner was some delicious take-out pizza capped off with our first bonfire of the season. It was extremely difficult to turn off the light on this particular weekend.