:: thinking about fun celebrations the past two days to celebrate entering my next decade.
:: longing for our own rhythm and space. Wanting to nest and make us a home.
:: enjoying the remnants of my traditional harvest cake, made by my sister (thanks!)
:: reading some new young-adult literature and feeling grateful for stories and worlds that pull us beyond ourselves. (On my birthday I finished Inside Out and Back Again - so good!)
:: enjoying the two puppies left on the farm.
:: remembering with fondness a weekend of camping, exploration and another L'abri experience.
:: feeling tired and wishing a baby, who is currently getting five new teeth (yes 5!) was sleeping more soundly.
:: putting aside some of my expectations for school this year and excepting the gifts of unplanned learning that surround us.
:: snatching moments at the sewing machine whenever I can (project sharing to come).
:: realizing how much Jim's friendship keeps me grounded in a time of uncomfortable transience.
:: indulging in treats from the Oakmont bakery and some birthday chocolate from my favorite local candy shop.
:: beginning to plan a three-year-old birthday with a nod to both of his chosen professions.
:: delighting in fun outings with family.
:: praying for continued patience and guidance.
:: loving the farm and the beauty of fall bursting all around us.
:: dreading another long car trip... that's three trips in three weeks!
:: also feeling glad for another adventure.
:: missing the scottish sea and the alpine mountains.
Yep, this is 30! It is good.