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5 april

we're having an early spring.  it's been 70 degrees since last tuesday (83 predicted for tomorrow) and i'm loving every minute of it.  our windows are wide open, kids are running in and out of the house with and without shoes, my precious dogwood tree in our front yard has begun to bloom, and i've taken the heavy wool blankets off of our beds. 

i know.  i know it's too good to last, that it's likely to be in the 50s again by the weekend.  that i shouldn't put away our sweaters just yet.  but i'm soaking it up while i can.  

i love the sparkle and blur.

tomorrow is our last day of spring vacation, and it has been a glorious blur of days - celebrating, sleeping late, lunches at 330 in the afternoon, staying awake long past bedtime, pretending there's nothing at all on the list of things to do, enjoying being outside in those dusky hours after supper, eating with friends, eating outside, hiking in the woods, walking in a stream, long lazy days full of nothing nothing nothing, finding ourselves surprised that it's almost dinner time, soaking it all in.  we really needed this break, this time outside of time, these days away from school and instruments and have-tos and pressure and school uniforms and sitting at desks.  we needed this time, and it has been glorious.  i'll be carrying these days in my pocket next when it's 50 degrees and raining and there are lunches to be packed and homework to be done and children who are tired of being indoors.  i'll remember.

Reader Comments (7)

I'm carrying our break with me, too....and I love the idea of keeping it in my pocket :)

our days have been perfect like yours and now the rain and the 50's are coming to taunt us....
April 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbeth
The holiday times seem to get more precious, the older they get. I'm loving ours too.
April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAli
I agree - this weather's been incredible! Enjoy the last bit of vacation. The way you've described the way you've spent these days sounds wonderful. Slowing down is good.
April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa
i need some of that, too. fingers crossed that i can achieve a little among the chaos that is my house.
April 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commentererin
this weather is so crazy isn't it? I was hot walking home from school today, hot! we should try to get together sometime soon.
April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMama Urchin
How completely wonderful. I like the idea of carrying those days in your pocket. Welcome back.
I'm glad you cherished "this time outside of time" - and how perfectly put.

April 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVintage Simple

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