February is bringing good things - I just know it! I made sure to spend a little time in the studio at the beginning of the month on a day I didn't have tons going on. Days like that are lovely. Too many days like that are not so lovely. I have a love/hate relationship with the calendar. I love to have time to spend in the studio, time to read, time to make my projects & every once in a while time to clean my house. Lately the house has NOT been the priority. Swim meets have. Carving out time to spend with Brian and the girls always is. We do spend a ton of time together as a family, we always have. Hopefully we always will. I haven't been sad/emotional at the big milestones in the girls' lives. There were no tears for Sam's first day of kindergarten and no tears for Julia's either. I've enjoyed being a mother so much more than I had ever hoped. Samantha is a junior and I'm starting to get emotional about the future. It's coming too fast. I find myself being a cliche all the time when I talk to anyone about raising children. It goes too fast! Time needs to slow down! We need to take another vacation! (Just kidding on that one, well, kind of) Maybe by the time Sam is leaving for college I'll be pulling my hair out because it really will be time for her to be on her own and do her own things her own way without her parents monitoring her every move. But right now we're in a pretty great phase. Once all the girls are grownup and living lives separate from Brian and me I know it will still be great, just a different phase. That phase won't be here for awhile yet but some days when I'm throwing pots and thinking how grateful I am for the life I get to live it feels like it's going to be here sooner than I want.