Things I Am Enjoying These Days:
A reading light that clamps to your book
Grinding coffee beans by hand
The satisfaction of giving the dog a thorough brushing
A clean desk
Lemon scented soap
A three year old hand in mine
It’s been both busy and slow, it seems. I guess time sort of does weird things when there’s a new baby, but it still feels like we’re settling in after the holidays, discovering surprises unearthed in the aftermath.
We’ve been restocking, and cleaning, and re-organizing shelves to fit inventory on. Since I had the baby, I haven’t been too involved in a lot of the day to day operations of the shop, but now that the baby is settling into her own routine, it’s been nice to wander the shop and help unpack boxes and see what’s going on. To be honest, I mostly just water the plants.
We had a warm Saturday in the midst of all these frigid temperatures, and I took the babies for a walk. It was so warm, in fact, that I just wore my coat over my dress and my Birkenstocks, while wearing the baby in a wrap on my chest.
I suppose I looked a little strange, as I got a lot of stares from strangers, and, even more tellingly, awkward smiles and averted glances from customers I happened to pass on the street on Carlaw, who I think were trying to spare me the embarrassment of being recognized while wearing such a bizarre outfit. Caleb was also in a slightly mismatched outfit, which is usually forgiven in a child, but when the accompanying adult looks disheveled as well, people start to wonder about our small caravan, slowly walking along, waving at ambulances.