I haven’t known what day it is, any day this week. I do know, however, that it has been a bit of a slow one. With Eliza being sick and neither of the girls sleeping well, we have been a slow, sleepy bunch around our house. This unforeseen slowdown hasn’t been all bad. We have had the chance to play more, cuddle more, and listen more; to each other and our surroundings. The girls have been playing endlessly on the patio, soaking up the sun and relishing in bare legs and shoulders, when the weather allows. And I have been opening the windows to listen for the girls while they play as I straighten. The sounds of Spring have been circling around me this week, no matter the day; especially since I couldn’t tell you the day if you asked.
Last week was all about Spring scents and making a citrus and herb candle that is still gracing the kitchen with her flame and her smell. This week I have been thrust into Spring sounds and wanted to share just a few of the things that have been making this slow week especially thoughtful, sweet and filled with the season.
I am a podcast junkie and this week has been no exception. I have been soaking up as much talk of spring, whether it be cooking or gardening, or commentary on this season of life. These were a few of my favorites.
- The Splendid Table
- 655: The Seeds of Flavor
- On Being
- Vigen Gurorian – Restoring the Senses: Gardening and Orthodox Easter
- The Little Chapters
When I haven’t been in a place or mood to intently listen, I have been playing Andrew Bird’s music. I stumbled across him a few months ago and I am still a bit upset that I hadn’t discovered him earlier. His music is just what we have been needing these days, calming, interesting, beautiful, and Eliza just loves to dance to it. I made a little spotify playlist of some of our favorites for you to have a listen.
I hope these sounds find you enjoying this week and this season, and that they can add a little beauty into your days. Since we have covered scents and sounds, maybe I should shoot for sights and tastes in the coming weeks. Make a little series out of it. Spring is just full to the brim of pretties, waiting to be heard, or shared or gobbled up. MEB