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In the last weeks of July and beginning of August, my mom came to visit.
It was very nice, but also stressful because she was staying at our house for two and a half weeks. I wish she could just come over for an afternoon, but she lives in Germany.
That is awfully far away to just pop in 🙂. Of course, she wanted to see her granddaughter – For the first time!
Despite some of the tension – especially around cleaning as it is norm for a good mother, I guess – we still had a great time. She made a billion videos and pictures of the baby.
But during her visit, another thing happened. I remembered some of the routines we had in Germany in my childhood. We used to eat at the table, and had everything sitting out so you can make your plate right there.
My husband and I had fallen into watching a show during dinner. Which is fun and sometimes the only way to find time to watch a show, but it loses some of the family time feeling, the togetherness.
I feel like I want to cultivate that again, especially now with the little one.
My mom’s visit also brought back the motivation to make art, craft and work in the garden. And one big take away: to slow down and enjoy the moment. It was not possible as much with my mom, and I regret that. As often, one looks back to how a day was spend and sees how it could have been used better. But I can only look forward and try and be more mindful.
We have a nice back yard that I want to spend more time in, and there are so many craft projects I want to finish. I have them now all in bags in my sewing room, ready to be tackled 🙂.
For my blog, the mini trips we took with my mom on the weekends gave me the idea of Sunday Impressions. A section, where I can just share some nice pictures and moments of the week.
I want to convey some of the calmness and motivation that nature gives me, and the meditative feeling of crafts and art. Like now, sitting in my sun room and hearing the birds tweet fills my heart with joy.
I am also taking inspiration for these posts from a blog I love: Posie Gets Cozy
Alicia Paulson writes such great posts and starts them off with wonderful warm pictures of her idyllic home and family as well as great nature in the best golden light. I admire this and want to send the same vibes to my readers.
The pictures above are from a few trips my mom and I did as well as other moments I enjoyed recently.