So this has been a hard week, a little more than usual. Jeremy had to work nights and days, going to work at 8, coming home at 5, going back in around 8, coming home at midnight or 2, or even 5 a.m. Of course, he's now sick and still not finished with the project, so he's still running a bit. And I've had the boys all to myself, which I realize is much easier than Jeremy's had it, but exhausting nonetheless. So I'm running on empty with the boys--especially Elias, who is fulfilling the prophecy of the 2 1/2 year mark being a particularly rough one. And I haven't spent time with my husband since last weekend, a weekend that was especially beautiful-- but one that seems so far away now.
So, I'm brushing off the hardships of the week and looking forward to the weekend. What in particular?
Elias is spending the night at my parents' place, so tonight should feel a little easier. They got two chickens yesterday, which E will find pretty awesome.
I have little snap peas that are ready for eating, which is just what Elias and I did yesterday, picking them off the vine, stringing them, and popping them in our mouths without so much a rinse. Love having the opportunity to have a garden in our backyard.
Local strawberries are ready! I missed them last week, but I plan on being at the farmers market in time to get them tomorrow. Maybe I can bring the boys out to the U-pick farm this next week and get a flat, which means I get to dust off the canner and find some pretty recipes for those pretty berries.
I'm helping organize a farmers market in our community! Pretty exciting stuff, and a lot of of fun to look forward to for the summer. (How much do you love that logo?? The same artist that did our beautiful wedding invitations also created this one for the market.)
One of my friends is back from Japan and the other is done with her school for a couple of weeks, which means that I get some girl time, which is badly needed. BADLY NEEDED.
And the last thing? My mother-in-law has committed to watching the boys twice weekly so that I can work on my thesis. I'm dreading it with the same intensity that I'm looking forward to it. I so want my degree to be completed. This time starts next week, so the boys and I will be traveling down to Paducah come Monday, and we'll get this party started.
I hope you guys have a fun weekend, one where you laugh and get to be silly with the ones you love most. And in the midst of family time, don't forget to seek out the One that loves you most.