As we inch (crawl, skulk, creep...) toward springtime in Maine, I find myself becoming acutely aware of the passage of time. Spring, if and when we ever get there, signifies regrowth, rebirth, rejuvenation! We're seeing glossy-eyed farm babies popping up across the landscapes, and somehow the air has changed from the bare chill of winter to the fresh and dewy breath of spring.
And, we are now less than a month away from a newly minted three year old. THREE! 3! T-H-R-E-E! Time passages, indeed.
March does have its redeeming qualities. Last year, it was the nearly 2 weeks of 75+ degree weather. An anomaly not seen in these parts very often, for sure. This year, with out-of-town guests to impress, we tackled a long-standing pine-tree state tradition in Maine Maple Sunday--where local farms open to the public for a snapshot of the maple syrup tapping biz. Pancake breakfasts, all things maple, all fun and delicious. Our farm of choice? Jillson's in Sabattus. Petting cows, maple on ice, maple on a stick. All the ooey gooey goodness one needs to ward off the late March chill. Garrett and his two new pals enjoyed exploring the farm and all its delightful offerings.
Next stop, Popham Beach for a little post-winter, early spring exploration. Not quite as enjoyable as a day in July, but almost. Gabs enjoyed herself too and made new friends.
We ended the weekend at a special picturesque place and good restaurant...Cook's Lobster on Bailey Island. Shenanigans ensued.
March also saw Grammie's birthday. Garrett and I took a half day from work and daycare and drove south to take Grammie and Grampie out for lunch. Boo loves his Grammie!
And so, after all of these wonderful times, where we spend quality moments with family and friends, I tend to become reflective about how fast it goes and how little of it we really have...time, that is. In an age where everyone is so busy, busy, busy, it's important to stop and put ourselves in check. Put down the smartphone, tuck the computer away, and just be. It'll all be there waiting for us, but for now...be active...be attentive...be patient. Just, well, be.