Right now, I'm typing on the computer from the kitchen table because we've been closing off the vent to the back room to conserve energy and to help keep the house warmish. It's frigid again.
Yesterday was a different story with our windows thrown open and a day spent outside in Chaco's (and barefeet once home). I have to say, it was nice.
Saturday started early as I was awake wwwaaayyy before sunrise all wound up, pondering landscaping options for the backyard. I found myself at first irritated by the insomnia but grateful that that was the least of which that was keeping me from sleep. Native plants. Thank goodness. I was able to watch the sunrise all by myself. What a gift! You should have seen my backyard. Lit up in the softest, most comforting and heavenly pink. Just for a minute or two.
Soon after, the quiet early morning gave way to the rest of my world waking up. Chickens bawking, cats meowing, coffee perculating, and a chatty and hungry kiddo joining in on the action while the hubby burrowed in for just a little bit longer.
I scooted out of the house mid-morning to attend a bee-keeping class at the market a few blocks away. The class was fun. And I think we might be getting closer to getting our first hive. I'm so excited! Bees! Honey! Beeswax! I moseyed around the grounds of the market after the class just enjoying the chance to notice what was happening in the plant world in our parts. The peach and apple trees are beginning to blossom. They are absolutely adorable! I took a lot of photos of the blossoms and of grasses. I'm obsessed with their seed heads! Then, I took the long way home walking along the river -- again, stopping, watching, listening, noticing -- free of distractions. This is my ideal way to spend three hours alone.
The afternoon was spent weeding the garden beds and rearranging in the yard. Byron took down a portion of our wood privacy fence which allows for the front and side yard to be connected. I love it and I'm not sure why we didn't do this sooner.
We woke up to a cold house this morning as another artic blast blew in overnight. After breakfast, we bundled up and headed out for the morning and afternoon to catch a horse show in Austin for the little one.
Now we are home. The day is closing in on us and in about a half hour or so, nightfall will return.
Tomorrow is Monday and we do it all over again.
Linking with Amanda.