Yes, the days are longer and the skies are blue. March is here, beckoning spring, new beginnings, warmth, and glorious sunshine. This morning there was a distinct color palette: blue, grey, camel, and brown.
On our walk we spotted two tree trunks with freshly hewn woodpecker homes. Can you spot them? I've noticed over the years that woodpecker homes have two holes, one above the other. In the first photograph of a woodpecker home, there is only one, but above that hole, you can see the beginning of another. I love watching things like that progress every day on my walks.
I wondered while I was pregnant: would I be able to blog once my baby was here? Would I be able to keep in touch with friends, remember birthdays, and manage to give my friends and family members the attention they deserve? The first couple of months of Rafael's life, when he slept a lot, I thought, No problem! And now, since about two months, I've been struggling with the guilt and realization that: No, it's not the same, and it's not possible to keep up with friendships and blogging the way I had hoped I could. There are too many new things Rafael shows me every day, and I don't want to miss a minute of it. Not to mention all of the every-day tasks which I must fit into the moments in between when I get the chance. Sometimes, at the end of the day, I'll go online and zone out on Pinterest, because I don't need to think to do that. Meanwhile, I feel guilty that I am not responding to lovely emails, or writing thank you notes for kind gifts and letters. Hopefully I will learn how to balance my life more sufficiently, and in the meantime, I hope my friends (that includes all of you!) will have some understanding for my situation.
On a more happy note, I've made friends with two other mothers with boys the same age as Rafael. We meet regularly for walks and visits to each other's homes. We hope our three boys will go to kindergarten together, and, essentially, grow up together. You can't plan these things, but it would be wonderful.
Wishing you all sunny days! I'll be back tomorrow with Rafael's week in pictures, something I am determined to keep up.
P.S. We are somewhat baffled by Rafael's eyes. What color are they? Ramon has brown, I have blue. It seems Raffi has a mix of both if that is possible. What do you think?