It’s a sick day around Preservation Acres. Possible ear infections, flu or mono… Waiting for doctors appointments later this afternoon for official diagnosis. Of course it may just be the meanness coming out of us. That is what my Maw always said. Just the meanness coming out…
I wonder how many photo’s I have taken of muffins over the years. Dozens upon dozens upon dozens. I don’t know why, except that they always look so photogenic. And the sun always seems to be shining when they come out of the oven. These were so light and fluffy. Minimal stirring helps that. The more you work your batter, the tougher your muffins will be.
The house has a cold too. She hasn’t really felt much like getting it together since Christmas came down. Things are just sitting around, willy nilly, no one is sure where they want to hang or land. But it will all come together eventually.
Gus needs a haircut, but that is nothing new. Another sign of the laziness of winter.
One of the things I have missed over the past year or so, is blogging just to blog. Just throwing up pictures and recording bits of our life. No deep thoughts, no real point. Part of the reason has been finding the time, or rather making the time. Choosing the time. Not just for posting, but for taking photos, for observing life as it is, for noticing.
This past week I stumbled on a new Tumblr site, and there I found this statement:
Instead of thinking big, think small. Instead of going anywhere you can dream, stay. Plant gardens and care for the soil. Build deeper friendships, better minds, marriages, families, and communities. -penelopejune: @instagram
I think I need this printed on a poster or tattooed on my forearm. Especially in February when I get antsy for change, waiting for Spring to arrive. These are the things I want to be better about noticing, the things I want to record. The things I am going to work at sharing on Mondays.
In between the muffins and the doctors appointments and the deadlines.
PS – Lent is about to begin, and if you are looking to try something new, consider the Faith-at-Home project that I put together for Forma. There is something for all ages, for each week of Lent-Pentecost.