Welcome to our favorite day of the week, Gratitude Sunday! Throughout the week I keep a journal where I write down my gratitudes and at the end of the week share a few of the highlights with you. This is a weekly link up hosted by Taryn over at Wooly Moss Roots so visit her blog to read all the other wonderful lists of gratitudes shared from the last week!
Here are the highlights of our gratitudes this week:
-Our little nugget's fascination with handfuls of garden soil.
-Looking at a really amazing piece of property on the river and although it is out of our price range, it gave us a new perspective on our homestead shopping. We're starting to think more out of the box about ways to make our dream property affordable so hopefully we can make it work!
-This exciting new drive to meet our goal to have over 100 listings in our Etsy shop. As of writing this, we are at 76!
-Opening our old plastic yogurt container we use as a compost
container in the kitchen and finding a little village of sprouting
mushrooms in the loose tea and coffee grounds stuck to the top of the
lid. So beautiful and intricate!
-Feeling more comfortable and confident in baking without a recipe.
-Making the most amazing and sweet sourdough banana bread that wasn't sour at all even after sitting out over 12 hours to ferment (thanks to the baking soda added just before baking).
-The sweetest kisses from our little nugget.
-Seeing the green shoots of all our spring bulb flowers pushing up through the ground and a few buds on the daffodils!
-The invasive Feverfew coming up everywhere but I'm not pulling it out just yet, we're loving the lovely little bit of green color it brings to the sleeping brown gardens.
-Getting out one of my old Cabbage Patch dolls as a model for a special order doll cloth diaper and our little nugget picking up "baby", carrying it all over the house, giving it kisses, rocking it in her rocking chair and even asking to sleep with "baby" all the time. Her natural nurturing instinct astounds me!
-Having a warm enough day to go out and check the gardens for new spring growth and play in the dirt.
-Daylight Savings, meaning we can start enjoying longer days and knowing the long, cold winter is almost over!