We finished our first project for spring just a short while ago which will help us in our newest adventure. There is a little more to do, but as it is now pitch black out and the temperature has dropped, I will finish that tomorrow. We sit here while it is quiet and calm doing a little paperwork and relaxing. Sadie has just rearranged her blankets (amazing how she scoots and scoots them around until they are just perfect enough) for a nap and the dinner dishes washed and put away. Off and on one of us will remind the other that soon enough we will have another life here in this home. Timing is an unusual thing. We have watched one of our twins move out of our home starting college, lost our sweet Maggie Mae, and started to try to figure out who we are at this new turning point in our lives. We figure the best thing to do is add to the mix! I cannot wait! Her chaos will be a blessing.
Coffee in hand once again (a morning must in my world), I wander around the yard feeling the cool bite into my skin, the warmth of my mug run through my hand, and notice birds. Birds everywhere. I was just out here yesterday morning, same time, but there really was not this many out here, was there?
Once I stood still, really stood still, I started to see them. Everywhere. Almost hidden, but if I truly stopped moving, stood still, listened, and looked, really looked I could see them. Lots of them. Blues, Reds, Browns, big, little, fat, scrawny. Life. Everywhere. I need to just stop, standstill, and really see more often. Push past the chaos and brambles in my way. Not just in my yard, but in my life. Who knows what I just may see.