This week is shaping up so nicely, you know the sort of week where every day is full and busy, but pleasantly so. I have quite a lot of work on at the moment, various meetings and very specific tasks that need to be completed in quite short time frames. But I realised today how much I am enjoying having this structure to my week. I love that my mornings are so full and varied and productive. And I love that my afternoons are so easy, samey and Little-B orientated.
We always have such a sweet chatty time walking home from nursery (via the barbers, and then the cafe today), then two hours at home together before we set out again to do the school run. Sometimes we bake, or draw or play with toys, and sometimes we just hang out together (he is often quite tired in the afternoons and requires quite a lot of attention and physical closeness). Sometimes we spend the entire afternoon larking about which he loves, you know, piggy backs, jumping games, hide and seek, singing and tickling and a bit of rough and tumble around the furniture. It's a good sort of mothering feeling, that kind of everyday physical and emotional closeness that feels so precious. Six more months is all, then Little B will start school and these afternoons that we share together will become a memory. Yes, so precious.
Today has been a day of sunshine and showers, and this morning I noticed the most glorious rainbow arcing over the town as I walked from nursery to my studio. It felt like a Good Sign. The crocus and snowdrops in my front garden have suddenly sprung into life this week, and I can feel that winter is on the wane, slowly slipping to make way for Spring. We are eating all of our meals in daylight now, which feels unbelievably good, oh how lovely it is to open the curtains and let the daylight in before breakfast!
On the hooky front I've almost finished my chunky cushion, although I'm having trouble visualising how to finish it off at the moment. Shall I stitch it or crochet it together? And how to do the buttons and buttonholes? But I'm sure the solution will present itself once I get there and apply my creative brain. I'm hoping to make a quick tutorial for the stitch pattern this weekend, then I can get back to re-sampling my new bag design. Lots to do! And it feels rather good.