Montréal is treating us fabulously well. I haven't felt this light - mentally, emotionally, physically - for a long time. Years maybe.
I think it's because we're here with so little stuff and with a clean agenda. There's simply no cclutter in my life.
I also love new places and new people. Maybe I thrive on new experiences?
We're here to see and do. To explore and have fun. To meet people and connect.
And we're actually doing it. Living the way we want with our family. Not just dreaming about it, but doing it.
I feel like saying "yes" and pumping my arms like I've scored in some sports game.
I told my family at supper tonight I love that each day is open to whatever. I'm not living by the calendar, or a to-do list. And except for a few dates with friends and family, I'm not planning any farther than one day in advance.
My family looked at me and said, "who are you and where is our real mother?"
I'm cooking easy, yet healthy meals and somehow pulling that off in a less than well stocked kitchen. I don't even have a salad spinner. But honestly when you have good wholesome ingredients to start with it doesn't need to be fancy.
And I think that's it. Life honestly feels very simple right now. Simple foods, a clutter free house, homeschooling stripped down to the bare basics, living in the moment more than I have for a long time.
I could get used to this.