So much so, that while talking to a friend on the phone this afternoon she voiced the question, "How much tea have you had today?"
Rose and I butted heads in school this morning.
We had company this afternoon.
Dave went and picked up our beef for the year at the butchers and I messed up the order.
I forgot I had a dentist appointment tomorrow.
I don't know where my mother is.
Dave tried to have a bon-fire with the kids and almost set the yard on fire and I didn't really care.
We were at the cottage for a week between Christmas and New Years. I did nothing there except play with my husband and children, take walks outside, and eat chocolate croissants. I had no phone and no computer. I loved it.
I came back to this world, the weight of it's responsibilities, and it's been a shock, like the cold water that shoots out of the shower when you're expecting it hot. I know the hot will kick in eventually and a nice warm temperature will emerge and I'll be comfortable again.
For now, I'll leave you with pictures of our season and family.
|Grant and the last kitten|
|Ready for presents!|
|Avonlea took a picture of me having tea on Christmas|
|I took a picture of Avonlea playing the harp on Christmas|
|Our family dinner|
|Amy and Avonlea|
|New dresses for the girls|
|My cottage breakfast|
|The girls room in the cottage|
|Avonlea relaxing with the kitten|
|Tea in the cottage den|
|Orchard with light snow|