"Let's have a merry journey, and shout about how light is good and dark is not. What we should do is not future ourselves so much. We should now ourselves. "NOW thyself" is more important than "Know thyself." Reason is what tells us to ignore the present and live in the future. So all we do is make plans. We think that somewhere there are going to be green pastures. It's crazy. Heaven is nothing but a grand, monumental instance of future. Listen, now is good. Now is wonderful." ~ Mel Brooks

Monday, April 16, 2012

Back to Life

Well, it sure has been a whirlwind of a week! The big kids were on Spring break this past week and my husband was off from work. We usually spend this week off visiting family in Kentucky, however with the birth of our newest babe closing in on us, we thought we should spend this time preparing and creating our spaces to receive the baby. I won't go into the details of what an outrageously busy and intense week this has been because this would become entirely too LONG. Let's just say.......we could have all used another week off!

When our spring cleaning was finally complete, the baby's clothes found, culled, washed, and put away, the bigs and the littles spaces lovingly prepared and our home was back to a state of "livability" we finally could stretch and have a bit of fun! The girls were promised a picnic at the park, there was lots of time spent in the garden, finding toys to move outdoors, swings to hang, sitting nooks to create, sleep and snuggles, friends to play with, water to play in, more picnics........it was finally starting to feel like a vacation!

Saturday afternoon our neighbor came over to have us come look at a baby bunny that had been removed from it's nest. Having had the great fortune of learning from and working with a wildlife rehabilitator I felt comfortable taking on the task of caring for this wee one. The wildlife center doesn't open for another couple of weeks so while I took the bunny in for a check up I was then sent home to continue caring for this little buns in hopes that we could raise it up. Wild baby bunnies don't have a high success rate of being rehabilitated, so it's an extremely emotional and sensitive job. So far, I think we're doing pretty good! Our bunny has snuggled into one of our felted eggs the littles received for Easter since it's soft and woolly inside and she's lacking the snuggles of her siblings. Little buns is able to maintain her body temperature (which is wonderful news), she's taking in more formula at each feeding, and she is extremely strong, crawling all over and poking her little head all around, climbing out of her egg and exploring (although her eyes aren't open yet!!!) with her other senses. It's a very rewarding task, I'm honored to be capable enough and have the support from experienced rehabilitators to safely and carefully care for this wee one. She is precious, sweet, and has much vitality and zeal to survive running through her! Please, wish us well on our journey together.......

It's nice to be back after a bit of a hiatus. I look forward to returning to our usual rhythms and crafting, and gentle living. Now........the littles and I are off to hang our wash on the line as it's looking to be close to 90 degrees today!

Wishing you all the sweet smell of sunshine dried clothes and a day full of wonderful surprises xoxo

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