I can't believe Shvat had passed already! I wish all my Jewish readers a very happy and blessed month of Adar. At the picture above, you can see a part of our Tu B'Shvat table (I'm a bit late in posting it, I know).
I imagine some of you have already started cleaning for Pesach (or simply spring cleaning), but around here, the most I can manage right now is to keep a livable home, catch up on laundry, wash the dishes and cook a simple meal now and then. I suppose that, when we join forces with my husband, we will be able to do more - but I won't even aim for perfection this year.
Still, I suppose I can consider myself lucky - Shira has developed a habit of taking a late morning/early afternoon nap. It's a time when I'm not yet tired enough to collapse too, so I have at least a couple of hours to catch up on housework every day.
I'm not too worried about having a perfect home right now. Like one wise lady pointed out, in six months the house will be there - but Shira, in her current adorable tiny baby phase, won't. They are little for such a very short time, and I just wish I could hold on to each precious moment.
And truly, there are hardly enough hours in a day to fully enjoy all the pleasures God has so generously given me; to hold and kiss and snuggle my baby; to open the doors and windows to sweet air and sunshine; to look forward to an evening with my husband; to spend quiet time in prayer and meditation. To read wonderful books, and to work with my hands. To hang laundry in my back yard, and listen to the birds sitting on our grape vine, happily chirping away. There's so much I eagerly anticipate when I open my eyes every morning, to be found right here at home with my loved ones.