Once a month, my blog friend Abi invites people to stop by for a cup of tea and a chat, and I like to link up whenever I can. This month, I'm inviting you all over for a beer. Let's sit on the deck and enjoy a brew and the sunset. If it starts to get chilly, we can bundle up.
Because the weather is like that these days. It's warm one minute and chilly the next.
It's the weather we have when we're in between winter and spring.
As we settle in and sip our beer, I'd tell you that "in between" is actually a pretty good description of how I'm feeling right now.
In between winter and spring.
In between the first part of my academic term and the second. Next week is "spring break," and I don't have to teach classes. I plan to spend the week working on a law review article I'm writing and working on moving things into the guest room/art studio I'm creating.
Because I'm in between my old art space and my new one.
I've done well purging and organizing my supplies. I've got a plan for what furniture will go where, and how I'll organize my stuff. Paul painted a book case that will go into our bedroom, freeing up the other book case to settle into the guest room/ art studio as the primary home for my supplies. I'm excited about finally moving things in.
Our talk might turn to my kids, and I'd tell you that I'm feeling in between a doting mom and a hands-off parent. It's great that both the kids are standing more and more on their own two feet, but I really, really like it when Henry calls to ask for help.
And, finally, I'm feeling in between sports seasons. Clara has started track practice, and her first track meet is a week from Saturday. She's nervous because she's not sure which events she will run or how she will do. I have all the confidence in the world in her, and can't wait to see her run.
Yes, right now I'm feeling in between, but by next month when we get together for a cup of tea or a glass of beer, I know I'll have lots to share.
How are you feeling these days? In between? Or already arrived?