The past many months have been a whirlwind. Time slips away a little faster and faster, with each passing day has becoming a blur of activities. I love this picture of Bear, finding a bit of peace amid the chaos. I truly cherish the days when I can be home; finally spending time with the critters, the kids, and working on projects. I love when I can bake, plan meals, make jam, be creative in the kitchen. I've collected boards to make cute signs for the house; they're sitting in a pile in the basement. Seed catalogs and garden books have taken the place of the kitty and the movies on my perpetually cluttered table. I'm yearning for a quieter time, when the schedule slows down and I can focus on the simple things that bring me peace.