Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Breath


You know, it's just like summer. The house is endlessly filled with (happy) teenagers, the food flies out of the refrigerator as fast as I load it in, the dishwasher is always running and the laundry defies description.

I catch my breath where I can find it. An early-morning run. Earl Gray tea and a chocolate square. A few minutes at the sewing machine.

17 comments:

Tracy said...

I know of what you speak. It is wonderful having them all home, but seems like so much more work than before they left, doesn't it? Still, I wouldn't trade it for the world.

Rose said...

And here it is summer. :) I hope you enjoy this time, the lake pictures are enchanting.

Lynne in NC said...

I can imagine the sounds of your home humming with the sounds of food, fellowship and fun!
Peace.

Lisateresa said...

Sounds good, Anna - I'm sure you're loving it.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Anna, thank you for the picture of the roses this morning, it is so chilly and dreary outside.

May God bless you and your family in this coming year. I look forward to seeing more of your fabulous sewing skills, Bella's wonderful cooking, Daisy's delightful whimsy, Clara's crafting and fiber arts, Giles photos, Felix's progress as an ornithologist, and the adventures that the family takes.

mehalko said...

Happy New Year to your family. One month ago we were blessed with child number six. In that time, you ran a marathon and participated in The Messiah. Have you done a recap on those? I'd enjoy reading about it. Thanks.

Julian said...

yes, as you know, i have 4 on a constant bsis, 6 every 2 weekends. Oh ,I am there! (twilight zone?) I too must catch my breath! Blessings,
Christina Gomez

AmyW said...

How true! Just last night I chuckled to myself at the sound of several pairs of boots going up and down the stairs. It sounded more like a herd of horses instead of group of teenage boys dropping by for a visit.

Polly said...

I only have one toddler and I still rely heavily on the refreshment of my earl grey and square of dark chocolate!

Anna said...

Polly, in their own ways, single toddlers are just as demanding as a whole houseful of older kids.

Ginger said...

This small moment of paradise will end for my on January 1. We will drop off our youngest at university again. Empty nest but not empty heart.

bamamama said...

how do you keep teenagers happy?.. how do you keep homeschooled children from being bored and break the grind of turning to tv for entertainment?.. I home school and find the cold, rainy, wet days affords us very little comfort and I find that we fall on tv-perhaps too much. My chldren are 13, 10, 8and 6. Just looking for suggestions.. if you can find the time. thanks so much!

caramela said...

I loved having all my kids at home for a little while. Yes, busy, but lovely.
I wanted to wish you the Best, Best for the New Year!
Annamaria :)

Sheila said...

You are describing my home totally!!!!
But my roses are red. :)w

Polly said...

You just made me feel a lot better! I've heard rumors that multiple children entertain each other, but these whisperings are unsubstantiated thus far. Today's Moment of Peace was brought to me by Lindt 90% chocolate, local cream earl grey and sewing a corduroy skirt.

Anonymous said...

As always, a picture of a beautiful life.

God bless,
Sonya, Australia

gina said...

thanks for the reminder. every little thing is sacred. we live such blessed lives.

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