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it’s been a quiet week

Lilian has been with William, i volunteered all day on monday and for the most part have just been doing around the house and trying to get my painting inspiration back

spring is still springing and she is glorious!

so many trees with pink blooms still and now the azaleas are starting to add so much color to the ground as well

we’ve had some rainy days but for the most part, days have been sunny and in the sixties

Lilian will be coming on sunday and i cannot wait!

easter saturday

polaroids from an afternoon with a friend

sick with the second shot of moderna. it was bad you guys!

sibling day. ronda spain 2018. i miss my brother so much!

spring light

looking forward to having these two back

found inspiration yesterday

carolina beach. spring break

it’s sunday morning and i am in bed still recuperating from my second moderna dose taken on friday

this second dose has really kicked my butt

i began feeling the effects late in the afternoon on friday, that night was horrible

my body ached all through the night, i had hot chills, cold chills… for sure a fever

saturday morning i finally took some advil and it helped with the aches a little but i still had no energy

i got much better sleep last night and compared to yesterday morning i am feeling much better but still feeling run down so am just going to take it easy since i will be volunteering tomorrow all day

anyway, i usually don’t post on sunday but figured i might as well update this space since i have the down time

our little spring break in carolina beach with our friend Cailyn was wonderful!

our airbnb was at the quiet end of the beach, 1 row of houses back from the ocean, within walking distance to a small pier…making our stay effortless, relaxing and fun

it was the perfect getaway for the three of us

there were sunrises

early walks on the beach. for me. the girls slept in

plenty of morning and afternoon beach time and although the water was cold, we all got in it every day

there were balcony hangs. mostly for me. it’s where i had my coffee in the morning and my nap after morning beach time

there were pier hangs

there were late afternoon walks on the beach

there were sunsets

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what a great week we have had together

sunshine and longer days definitely helps

it’s almost 9am on friday and Lilian is still sleeping

today is a holiday and she is officially on spring break

on sunday we will be driving to carolina beach for a short ocean break

we are both so looking forward to it!

the last of that glorious march light

the beginning of april light

spring has been glorious!!!!

the shop is full of statement beauties

new favorite corner

rainy day indoor training

sunny day outdoor training

lazy no school friday morning

gloomy and rainy outside but pink inside

a 4 mile walk on the first day of april amongst what will hopefully be the last flurries of winter

ARTsy wednesday

bloody mary

by Lilian

la llorona

in Latin American folklore, la llorona is a ghost who roams waterfront areas mourning her drowned children


the legend has a wide variety of details and versions

in a typical version of the legend, a beautiful woman named Maria marries a rich ranchero with whom she bears two children

one day, Maria sees her husband with another woman and in a fit of blind rage, she drowns their children in a river, which she immediately regrets

unable to save them and consumed by guilt, she drowns herself as well but is unable to enter the afterlife without her children

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it’s been a while….

spring is here and it has made all the difference

days are longer, fuller, warmer, brighter…

i have been volunteering at ab tech’s vaccine center on the weeks when Lilian is not with me and although they are long and exhausting days, it feels rewarding to be able to help

i also got my first dose that way and will be getting my second on april 9th

in person learning has started which means an end to the pod

Lilian however has chosen to stay virtual and both William and i support her decision

there is so little school left

unlike all the previous years, spring break was only planned and booked this week, a week short of going

i almost booked miami but am so glad i didn’t with their recent early curfew due too many spring breakers and covid rules neglect

we will be going to carolina beach for several days and will go to miami in may since Lilian can do school from wherever

it’s been two years since we have been there and i miss it like crazy

more so now since our DD has moved back

anyhoo, here are some snippets of the past three weeks

ps- i really love that Lilian comes here on her own now. this space was created for her after-all

my orchids are all reblooming

this guy lives with me now

an end of pod celebration

with pod gone, i turned the school room into a hang out room and i love it so much

a doodle

a saturday with crepes and lake susan in black mountain. i love our girl dates

daffodils from our front yard

a lazy sunday morning. i love those too/two

long 3-5 mile walks with foxy

a two night stay in seabrook with a-ray. finally

a girls growing up strong session

a girls night out

make-up adventures

necklace adventures