But the reason I am not drawing more than I would like is because I am racing to finish a new quilt before the baby arrives. It’s not a baby quilt; it’s more like something to accomplish before he or she comes. Or before I get too big and uncomfortable to sew any longer. Currently I can manage an hour at a time. I’ve been listening to sermons or music or to Wretched Radio while in my craft room.
When I can’t manage being upright anymore, I lay down and read books. I have plenty of free downloads on my Kindle, but even so, I find I enjoy real paper more. I am reading novels, biographies, books on home organization, Christian books, and plenty of how-to’s. One book that I am enjoying right now, and rereading a lot, is A Gospel Primer for Christians: Learning to See the Glories of God’s Love. It’s a wonderful short little book that really helps in cultivating the habit of preaching the gospel every day. Did I mention how important that was?
Seeds have been started for the upcoming garden, too. If all goes well, they will be planted out in the kitchen garden middle of May.
Recently we had a beautiful sunshiny day and I announced to the children that we had to go buy some pansies and violets. Our wet and green (with moss) back porch was crying out for some color. So we piled into the van and brought home enough flowers to pretty up the view.
We still collect eggs every morning, and they are a work of wonder, one of the most perfect foods, and so gorgeous to look at, besides. This, this, makes me feel like a wealthy woman!
I’m not the only one expecting a baby. Our kinder does are expecting also, and are due to kid in May. I’ve been thinking about supplies I need to purchase, and how to create a plan for management that will suit our family.
And, yes, I’m still growing! Seven more weeks (or likely, more!) to go. That means I also need to get prepared: checking on what cloth diapers I have, buying some fresh onesies, and sewing up some simple swaddling blankies. I’m also tincturing herbs and preparing for teas and other things I like to have on hand. I don’t think I’ll need much more than those things; keeping it all simple. It’s one of the joys of being an older, experienced mother.