Last night as I logged off, I have to admit that I was feeling pretty discouraged. I declared that I was on a planning strike. I love making beautiful things happen, so tend to hold to the belief that I must take the bull by the horns and just make it happen. But there is a balance to be achieved, as there is in all things, in order for them to be truly beautiful.
This morning I felt some measure of balance return and it really was beautiful or at least invigorating. For the first time in a long time I actually took time to work out. When I got home I found out that apparently there was a scheduled power outage. At least the coffee was made.
Thursday mornings are swimming lessons. After much humming and haaaing I decided to put Ella in as well as Jakob. Our physiotherapist is always saying that the more swimming the better and besides, a lot of our friends were in the class.
So my FABULOUS mother-in-law offered to come and swim with Jakob while I did lessons with Ella. She was an all-star. No really, she was, but she done a lot of it before in physio.
Then it was Jakob's turn. His class is unparented...he did....alright. It's all new and will take getting used to. But his teacher is a pro and so good with the kids.
This afternoon was dedicated to getting ready for our little weekend getaway to Kananaskis and cleaning up the yard. I felt only slightly bad that Ella is the reason that we can take advantage of such a place- it is designed specifically for those with disabilities in that you can go into Kananaskis country in the middle of God's glorious GREEN creation for dirt cheap! Tomorrow's post won't happen until Monday and will feature some of that beauty. Here are some pictures of the afternoon and one of what I like to call Everydayness- Jakob at the dinner table, talking on the phone to Grandma and Papa, helmet on and pants off ( I kept this aspect out of the picture for obvious reasons).
Can you articulate what it is about a pile of leaves that is so enticing? Just curious. Tonight I end with fresh chocolate chip cookies and my ironing waiting for me...probably not at the same time. Oh and Miles, oh Miles how I love you....