But as it turns out, now that things have picked up for me a bit, I just can't seem to justify sitting in front of my computer more than I already need to. But finally here I am this evening and I can tell you this much... I'm really happy and satisfied at this moment. I have my husband home (at least for now), my sweet teething puppy who has brought more joy to all of our lives than we thought possible, my 6 awesome chickadees (though poor Francesca seems to have developed a case of sour crop that I can't seem to get rid of - we're still trying), my family, friends, my school, and this amazing lab opportunity. In the moments when I'm not studying or trying to learn everything I can for lab or forcing a chicken to vomit in my shower or helping Damir put in new planter boxes in our garden (yep, we followed through with that one) or training odin or frantically trying to catch up on chores or remember how to cook, I just try to sit and relax. Those moments of relaxation are few and far between these days and I gotta tell you, I love it. A lot. This is what I was looking for the past 5 years... this feeling, right here.
So yeah. Things are good. Really good. I mean even our red russian kale plant suddenly sprouted up out of nowhere and started producing big beautiful leaves. And our tangerine tree which hasn't blossomed in 4 years is covered in blossoms. And the limes from our tree are getting bigger and juicier. That's gotta be a sign. Have the tides shifted over here or something? Am I jinxing it all by saying that? Maybe, but I don't really care, because I want to be appreciative of all of this good fortune.
I'm incredibly thankful this Sunday evening. I'm going to go fold the mountain of laundry on our bed and hug my man and happily fall asleep.