First day of "spring break" for the kids, meaning no school. So after work today we spent time outside playing then headed inside for tea. Used the end of my Christmas Tea from Murchies today. It smells so yummy - oranges, cloves, cinnamon, and cardamon. Rosy cheeked children, a steaming pot of tea and some cuddle time on the couch. A lovely start to spring. It is a bit chilly out still, but it is supposed to get warm, like 70's or so, yet this week.
Started reading a new book, when I have a sliver of time here or there. "The Secret of Excalibur" is by Andy McDermott. The first few chapters have been interesting enough to keep me reading it at least. The kids and I are finishing up "The Wind in the Willows" and then we'll start "Alice in Wonderland". DD has been reading a bunch of her books to DS while we are relaxing during snack time and as part of bed time. So fun to watch. Just love that they will sit next to each other and read.
The things that bring me comfort. Tea and reading. I can count on these things to help me relax when life is crazy, or the kids have been out of control, or I'm stressed out, or anytime I need some peace and quiet. And on that note ... I'm going to make a cup of tea, grab my book and settle in for a little reading before heading to sleep.