So, I took Eli outside and let him get as filthy as his little toddler heart wanted while I propped pasty white legs up on a chair to tan them. The sun was bright and warm for the first time in awhile, and it was like my body was saying "aahhh, thank you!" Probably was.
I am the whitest shade of white someone can be. The sun's glow on my legs was almost blinding. ;)
Eli collected rocks for me, one by one bringing them for me to line up...saying each time he set one in front of me, "it's special"...heart melting moment for sure. It was the justification I needed for taking a time out....
"I'm making memories here, mmm-kay?!""
It's these moments that bring me back to reality full swing...like does my carpet really need to be vaccumed right now? Not when I have sun bathing, rock collecting and a toddler with a grin from ear to ear to appreciate.
This is the view from my bedroom window. And where I sun bathed today. We are literally backed up to a forest. I have lived in the mountains my whole life, but never truly near the forest like this. It has been three weeks here and in that short time, I have seen a pack of coyotes (5) every day almost and two days ago a bob cat. It's really cool to see all this so close to us, but a little unnerving too. Thank goodness for my rather large Fox Red Lab, Jerry. He always tells us when something is out there.