Why Lemony?
(the “About Me” page)

March 03, 2006

on the bright side

That's where I'm living right now. The vacation seems to have refreshed me. It seemed like a lot of work at the time, though we had a great time, but I'm all happy and ready to go forward in life. I thing I like vacationing. It's good for me. Doesn't everybody need a little sun in February? And the kids are playing together really well since we got back. Much less fighting and much more imaginative play together. They've taken to having tea parties every day and have really long attention spans for quiet activites like painting and their 'projects'. And I am totally ignoring the bathroom construction. It's up to the flooring guys and the plumbers and I'm not even thinking about it anymore. Georgia has come to ignore the construction zone in her room and is sleeping in her own bed since we got back. Yeah! And here's the best part of the whole package- winter is practically over with almost no suffering on my part. My secret is being insanely preoccupied and busy with buying and selling houses and lots of drawn out remodeling projects. The vacation gave me that last push through February- both looking forward to it and being there- and that's it. It's already the Fast (no eating or drinking sunrise to sunset each day for nineteen days for Baha'is, though I haven't fasted for seven years due to procreating). And that means spring is on it's way. Hey, I've already seen robins around here. And there are daffodil shoots already poking up in my front yard. Woo hoo!

And then there's Teresa, who must have really taken in her 1st birthday on some level and benefited from the vacation because she's been just blooming since we got back. She walked into another room today, all by herself. Meaning- a room that I was not in. That was a first. And she's started nodding when she wants to say yes, and even shaking her head for no sometimes. She's making more sounds that sound more like pre-words too. She just seems really involved with the world and more aware of what's going on.

Billy says he's feeling renewed and refreshed too, and has gotten some good perspective away from daily life. He's happy he got lots of time to play with his children. And he also says he really benefited from hanging around the Allmarts for a week on account of all their good qualities in parenting and in life.

Posted by Bahiyyih at March 3, 2006 12:01 AM

Great to hear all the flower references. I'm so ready for spring! I'm really glad you all are doing so well!

Posted by: Layli at March 3, 2006 05:32 PM

Ah, the Chambana Baker-y flower garden is budding beautifully. The sunny siblings and relief for mom are very good news, never mind the traveling-to-new- realms Teresa and the refreshed BBB. Birds are starting to sing at the House of Worship as I arrive in the mornings. The Fast began very smoothly for me this year---no big transition days, for which I am very grateful. Give a Fast hug to Khalil for me, and a group hug for all with much love from


P.S. Amy (fellow mother-in-law Felty) and I had dinner Thursday night. She gave B* lots of good ideas and feedback, and I had a rousing good time. Some of her kids at school are going to do a focus group or two for magazine feedback from our target audience age group. What an assistance this will be for our work!

Posted by: Nana at March 4, 2006 11:49 AM