this was one of those really full weeks. lots of commitments, lots of stress, lots of wondering. not to say it was a bad week. not by any means. i made some lovely bread, collette had her first sleep over (they stayed up until 10:30!), i got to take photos of some wonderful people, and to top it all off, the sun came out today! collette asked if it was summer, she reasoned it must be as the snow was gone and the sun was out. she thought she should step outside to check the temperature. not summer. we were both disappointed. if only it were that easy. i also had time to finally read a book that my friend hanne sent me, called the curious incident of the dog in the night-time. i kind of can't stop thinking about it. how do we find that perfect balance between full on scientific rationalism on one side, and emotional attachment on the other? and isn't it crazy how many different levels of emotional attachment there can be? how you can feel so deeply for something. i sometimes feel like i don't form deep enough attachments. like with my children. don't get me wrong i love them, but i'm not one of those parents who says things like "i couldn't go away on vacation without them, i'd miss them too much". i'm more like how can we make this happen? i need a break, time with my husband. where we can talk about things and not fulfill the unending stream of requests that is a child. i seem to have wandered a bit... anyway, this week was a full one. i think the next will be the same. there is a boy here who is turning EIGHT. i can't really wrap my mind around that. i keep saying to him, "BUT I CAN REMEMBER BEING EIGHT!", dang.