Friday is my favorite day of the week because it is all about joy here at The Cozy Burrow! I spend the whole week jotting down memories to share and always look forward to the joyful moments you share in the comments. Why? Because as soon as we start looking for joy, we starts noticing its abundance. And according to my newest favorite quote:
“You too can be carved anew by the details of your devotions.”
Mary Oliver, Long Life
Why not be devoted to joy?
+ I’ve been meaning to snip a lilac bouquet all week and Matthew did it for me on Thursday! The jar is sitting on my desk as I write this note to you. They’re my favorite spring flowers and our entire room smells like my version of Heaven.
+ I think mourning doves are my favorite birds. I love their coos, how they waddle between the puddles in our driveway, and how often it seems like they’re just looking at the sky. Matthew told me I looked like a mourning dove the other day and I decided to take that as a compliment. I think they look motherly! (But I suppose they’re really just glorified pigeons? Oh well.)
+ Despite my love of mourning doves, Bronwyn has taken to calling me Mama Owl. That seems much more fitting for a homeschooling mama than a Mama Bear, doesn’t it?
+ I had an adult conversation this week with someone other than Matthew, Colton’s case managers, my parents, and my local librarians. Mary and I FaceTimed on Tuesday to talk books! Sadly, my connection was awful and that made it difficult, but it was such a nice break for me. Most of you already know this, but she’s just as lovely live as she is on her blog. Thank you, Mary! (and because we used FaceTime, that means I still haven’t used Zoom. I’m stubbornly proud of that.)
Like always, I’d like to hear where you found joy this week! I’m planning to be back on Sunday with a poem and until then – I hope you have a weekend full of rest and rejuvenation. Take good care!