Letting in Spring!

Fickle friend Spring has been slow in coming this year to this northern spot. Only 2 weeks ago, I was grreted by a snowy scene as I waited on a train:
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but just days after our first ritual spring feast

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(let’s see if you can spot and identify our Passover lamb shank replacement:-)

the sun started poking out, as we readied for another celebration (once again, legos make an appearance, this time supervising prep for the easter bunny)
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nesting
and just like that, Spring arrived, slowly peeking in…

buds

Early Winter Review

There was lots of moving, both literally and figuratively these last 2 months.  Much, I’m happy to put behind me.  Here are a few places I’d like to linger:

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My inlaws celebrated 50 years of marriage:
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we added new traditions to our thanksgiving table:

I turned 40 on a sunny day, surrounded by light and love:
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watching the sailboat
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and my oldest discovered the joy of losing (and finding!) oneself in writing and drawing:
drawing at scituate harbor

Hello 2012!  I’m so happy to see you.

New Year Wishes

For 2011, I’ve decided to break with my no resolution habit, and pick a few wishes for the new year.
1. Make and take more! no more lists, more finished projects. and more pictures.
2. Spend more time here.
3. Eat less animal products. Our vegetarian family eats a lot of dairy and eggs. While I could never be a vegan, I think we could use a little less animal products in our diet.
4. learn to crochet! I love knitting, but find that with 2 small boys, it’s often hard to finish a row. crochet seems like the way to go since you can drop and pick up at any point without worry your project will get holes or unravel. I got the jump on this one as soon a Yvonne posted about her new pattern. Been admiring those pillows of hers for a long time. And as 2010 wound to a close, I was able to finish all the circles. More on ravelry.
5. less is more! in 2010 we downsized into a space we love. I’d like to continue to let go of things that are weighing us down, material and otherwise.