It's not perfect, but it's good.
I was sick over the weekend, and still not quite up to par today,
but I knew I could handle ironing fabric.
I decided I'd take everything outside, and soak up some sun
and enjoy the breeze
while I was at it.
Jeremiah and Josiah were busy in the Study Shack.
(which hasn't been a 'study shack' in years, but a storage shed...)
"A little spring cleaning"
Josiah had told me.
But I figured there was more to it than that.
What kids decide to 'spring clean' a storage shed for no good reason?
It turned out
they needed a clubhouse
and thought the SS would do nicely.
So I sprayed, and ironed, and sipped at my tea.
Texted my friend pictures when I came upon a fabric I especially loved.
And listened to my boys work well together - not a single cross word!
They unearthed a small doll house I'd set aside to sell at the Growing Kids Sale,
only I could never quite jump through all the hoops to partcipate.
So the girls laid out a checkered cloth on the front porch
with their 'new' toy.
I am grateful for this quite life I lead.
Thankful that my husband works hard, and earns enough money that I can stay home.
It's not a ton,
but it's enough.
I'm thankful for
days moments when there is no bickering,
only the sound of happy chatter,
and the wind in the trees.
It's a good life.