One of my favorite things in the entire world is TIME!... since Astrid arrived on the scene it seems there is never enough of it and it flies by so quickly! I try to enjoy every millisecond since tomorrow it will be gone.
Seizing the moment (and our babysitter-friends across the road - thanks Dan and Angel!) Jeff and I snuck away for an evening on the river. I won't lie to you. It was pretty cold. And maybe even a little miserable trying to fly fish in the wind. But I think that is what made it so special. Jeff and I always used to go out on the river together before little Astrid was born, and darn it we were going to go hell or high water! We had made the plan...
I cast a line on the first part of our float, but quickly put it away when I couldn't feel my fingers anymore. It was great to be out there in the wind and weather alone, catching up about our week. A great way to start the weekend.
(I love that little smile)
Time alone (well, sort of) on my mountain bike with my favorite four-legged girl. I thought I would take an hour for myself on Sunday morning, but it ended up to be a 2 1/2 hour adventure. The trails were snow-free even higher in elevation this week, compared to last weekend.
Time to cook a meal for my family. I made some Indian food during Astrid's naptime on Monday and oh my gosh the recipes turned out so well!! A cauliflower, potato, pea, chickpea curry, Frankie (homemade paneer) wraps, mango salsa, and Astrid and I topped it off with a mixed berry pie.
Time to "take our time" making pies together & time to twirl and dance in the living room in a new skirt from a special "Auntie" Ann. I LOVE the peace signs!
Time to play the Easter Bunny. So rewarding...Astrid ate so many stinkin' m&m's before breakfast it's ridiculous! Thank goodness Easter is only once a year and that the Easter Bunny didn't "stuff" the eggs full!
Time to read.
Time for friends. Monica is getting measured with a piece of yarn.
Time for "creating" things. Some yarn I had been waiting for just came in and I can't wait to get started on another project! I guess that means I had better finish up the three projects that are currently in progress! he he he!
Time...for curls after a "bubbo" bath.
Time with Daddy.
(Astrid is putting his wedding ring back on him)
Oh, and most importantly, TIME to be naughty. As some of you know I have a dog crate in my car (which is sort of a HUGE laugh) since Skagit only rides in it if (A) she is muddy or (B) there is a possiblity Jeff will see her in the front seat riding shotgun!!!! Skagit goes almost everywhere with us. This photo was taken at Dale's Dairy. I had to pull over and put her in the crate so Jeff wouldn't see her when we pulled into the driveway! He thinks my car is a pigsty and that I don't take care of it. Yes, it is a pigsty, but what can I say. If I didn't have to haul the crate around I might have room for all the other "stuff" that I have to lug around that simply needs to be with us at all times. For example the backpack, the leash, the umbrella stroller, the diaper bag, my pocketbook, the books, the snacks, the water cups, hats, coats, toys, stuffed animals, etc! Come on, friend!
Is there a little "harmless" secret that you keep from your hubby or wifey? (I hope Jeff doesn't read this post).
Speaking of dogs, I wanted to end the entry with two photos of a very special dog who passed away a few days ago. This is Keegan and my Auntie Carlene this past summer. She thought the world of this dog. I know in his lifetime he got what every single person wants (which is kind of fitting since he was 'more human than dog', from what I hear).