Today I've been working from home. Those are my favorite days, when I get to sit and just be in the moment of the peace and quite. It's such a welcome change from the busy salon, with buzzing stories, loud music, and blow dryers.
Now that I'm in my 7th month, peace & quiet, rest, and the sunshine through the cracked windows are just about my favorite things. When the baby comes, I will go to four days a week at the salon, and spend the extra day working from home. Today I bleached, scrubbed, styled, arranged, and photographed all the new little treasures I found for bark & leaves. It was a little taste of what my extra 3rd day a week off will be like in 2 months, except with a little baby to wear around.
On these days where I am in every moment, not just going through the motions of life, but stopping to feel and smell and hear every sense around me, she is busy-beeing around in my belly, and making her presence known.
Michael's work and school schedule has gotten so busy, that I spend a lot of time with her, just the two of us. At night when he's in class, she makes things a little less lonely, and when I start to feel like I'm staring at these empty walls with my cabin fever growing strong, I can feel little nudges, snuggles & pokes, reminding me that soon enough I will be outside, Spring will be here, and she will be my littlest tag-along.
A few photos from today, working from home:
I've started working on these hair pins. I adore hunting for old treasures, cleaning them up, and photographing them looking their best, but I miss actually creating with my hands, and am going to be doing a bit more sewing in the next couple months.
I found this photo from Summer and it made me miss everything about it. I am just not meant to live in a place where everything dies and the weather turns cold.
& I came across these two photos and fell in love:
My parents, sister and me on one of our cross-country adventures, at the head of the Golden Gate Bridge. I want to stand in this same spot with our little bird, some day.
I love this. My Dad with his cigarette and bare feet, my Mom looking beautiful, Grandma & Grandpa still so young, and my sister, with her head full of dark curls.
I hope you all had a wonderful day.