I love these flowers. They're amongst the first of the flowers blooming in my garden each year. Blooming flowers reminds me spring is here and summer is just around the corner. Soon, our whole yard will be covered in blossoms, butterflies and hummingbirds. Ahh, yes. I love seasons.
So... with the promise of spring and summer, my husband and I are making new commitments. This year, our goal will be to beach it for dinner (with a picnic) or after dinner (preferably with ice cream in hand) at least 3 times a month.
We always beach it during the day, but rarely in the evening. The Maine beaches are marvelous in the evening-beautiful colors, perfect temperature, departed tourists. Since we're just around the corner, it's definitely do-able for a quick evening outing. Due to my husband's evening work schedule 5 nights a week and his history of doing martial arts the other 2 nights a week, family time has been sparse in the evenings. My husband has committed to re-arranging his schedule in favor of family time one evening a week. I am going to commit to being the organizer and the ignorer. Organizing meals so they're easy peasy on those beach nights and I am going to promise to ignore the mess of a kitchen. Family time is more important than working out or a messy house. Yes, these are the days we must slow down and savor. And that's just what we aim to do. I dare say we're off to a good start.