I keep hoping for spring and warmer weather. The forecast is for mixed precipitation this afternoon! There are a few signs. Muddy puppy paws, a few robins on our yard, and I've been planning my gardens.
I started some herbs and flowers last week in preparations for warmer weather.
They are starting to sprout and with any luck I'll have lots of things like basil, sage, thyme, lavender, and calendula for my salves and soaps.
I've also been working on finishing a summer top. This has been in the making for a few years and the knitting part is close to done.
Sewing the pieces together is my least favourite part, but once that's done, I can pick up and finish knitting the neck.
Our routines are starting to return. I'm learning that after almost five years of care giving, that extreme exhaustion and fatigue is normal. I'm learning this week that I have more time. More time for me, for my sweetest husband, for friends. More time for reading. This book, The Orphaned Adult: Understanding and Coping with Grief and Change After the Death of Our Parents, is highly recommended. Change. That's the hard part because there are both good and bad parts to this change.