Spring // Personal


The answer must be, I think, that beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them. The least we can do is try to be there.
— Annie Dillard

springtime at the thieret home

It's here! The time of year that makes me more excited than Christmas! Even though I managed to get sick over the weekend, and am still pretty much confined to the couch, spring makes me want to jump up and down with joy. On the inside, at least. 

You know it's spring at the Thieret house when you start seeing muddy boots everywhere. I love it because it means it's time for my husband and I to spend most evenings outside working on projects. Since we've been married, we've planted more trees than we've gone on dates... unless you count grocery shopping and planting trees as dates... which we do. Anyway. Muddy boots = hard work and good quality time. I look forward to it every year!

Speaking of hard work, today's incredibly unambitious sick day to-do list looked kind of like this:

  • sleep in (failed horribly at this)
  • wash the dishes (nope)
  • feed my husband (check)
  • feed the animals (ok, yep, the animals are still alive)
  • get some fresh air? (nope, the sun lied. it's cold out there)
  • lay on the couch all day (success!)

To tell the truth, I had hoped for a more exciting first look at spring -- but this is reality: I'm wearing yesterday's sweatshirt and yoga pants, and now that it's dark out I'm probably going to bed. 

Still, this life is worth celebrating, sick days and all. There's a quote that runs through my mind sometimes, and it's a great reminder to really soak up sometimes. Enjoy the good things tonight, friends...

It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful.