I am visiting with my daughter and son-in-law who have a lively three-year-old (Big Sister) and a four-day-old baby (Little Sister). I am visiting for a few weeks to help out. I am sure you can understand why I have been away from the Butternut Tree; my girls have needed me.
Except for missing my husband, I am very comfortable here. I have the top floor of the house to myself. In addition to my bedroom and bath, there is a library and exercise room. I have enjoyed sitting in the library to read late at night when everyone else is in bed. I have enjoyed looking in the door of the exercise room and imagining myself working out, feeling the burn. Usually imagining it is enough to wear me out so I can go to bed and sleep well. I get enough exercise to suit me just climbing the stairs!
Big Sister is a live wire. You may have read about her in the Purple Shoes post. She is, indeed, a force of nature. Little Sister is just the opposite right now; she sleeps a lot and eats when she is awake. Little Sister hardly cries and when she does it is very softly. She could not be any less like Big Sister. Big Sister wears us all out playing; she is a seemingly inexhaustible bundle of energy. Life is definitely fun and quite lively when she is around.
Children are such wonders. They are born helpless and capture our hearts with their sweet little features. Even their scent is designed to awaken our motherly and fatherly instincts. Little Sister has that newborn scent to her; I just want to hold her, coo at her, and inhale that sweet smell. It is better than any dessert you can offer me.
I’m sorry this post hasn’t much to offer you, the reader. I am writing this to let you know I will be back at the Butternut Tree on a regular basis next month when I return home. Until then, posts will be sporadic and random. My apologies, but this is my life right now.
Until I return, please close your eyes, inhale, and imagine that wonderful baby smell. It will make you smile.
For blog reading in my absence, I recommend the ones listed below:
I am linking this post to Sundays at Home where you will find even more good blogs.
These are just a few I follow. I have more to recommend in a later post.