Loosened from the mud, I find myself floating in a world of possibility.

So can you.

just the three of us


These days I'm really getting a sense of our team and how the Lotus Bud fits into the scheme of things. I think I've finally reached that stage of mothering where my role in all of this makes sense. In other words, I'm enjoying being more than just the cook, house cleaner, taxi. I feel like I'm finally at that stage where I can see my daughter being one of my closest companions. It was the Big D that always filled this role for me and now she's in the mix and it is glorious and fun.

It's a good place to be.

My week has been relatively calm and yesterday I was stumped trying to figure out why. I had forgotten that I am done teaching and when I finally gave up the impending stress of that task, I breathed a huge sigh of relief.

We are leaving for the belated Mother's Day trip. We are heading up North for a few days of hiking the Sawtooth mountains and combing the stony coves of Lake Superior. Back in April I was bummed that we couldn't get away for the holiday because of a board meeting but now I see the wisdom of choosing to go when all the month's worth of stress is done.

It's going be cold but that's OK because our condo has a fireplace and we'll wake up with a view of the lake and we'll explore our favorite spots and we'll hike by rushing rivers and, and, and....there's so much to do and so much to look forward to.

And we get to be just the three of us - companions, family, love.