Yesterday unfolded in a rather hectic manner. A professional photographer friend asked if she could come take some pictures of my animals for a project she is working on. She mentioned that she'd love to be able to take pictures of the goat kids dancing on the horses back, something she has done in years past. I told her that lately the morning routine involved Chanel lying down in the pasture somewhere shortly after 7:00 AM and if she felt like being here early she stood a chance of catching the images she desired. So I was up, showered and dressed by 6, doing chores looking more civilized than I normally do with wild hair and wearing pajamas. My friend came and Chanel and the kids complied. Many photos were taken.
After our guests left, Rachel and Evans filled up her little car with more items, and Smooch the pooch. With a jaunty wave they headed off to Belfast to spend their first night in their cozy new apartment. And just like that both the busy day and a life chapter were ended. We were down to two dogs and no child at home. Chris and I looked at each other and sighed. Suddenly the house seemed very, very quiet.
This morning as I did chores I could hear birds singing and flies buzzing. The rabbits were dancing around the yard.
A warm summer day stretches before me, ripe with promise, and calm. New beginnings are afoot.