Time sure flies when you are not looking. It has been far too long since I have paid much attention to this blog. My hands have been very full with family and our sweet new baby.

Gabriel Brooks was born at the end of March one day before his due date. Labor was crazy fast- a total of four hours. We barely made it to the hospital before he made his debut.

He is a very sweet and mellow little guy. We are enjoying getting to know him as we adjust to our larger family.

I hate to admit it but my garden is in shambles. I have not been able to find too much time for it these days and it shows- big time. Weeds have runneth over and my herb garden is being swallowed alive by mullein seedlings and chamomile. (I do believe the chamomile wishes to take over the entire garden.) Some plants however seem to be thriving on neglect. The French tarragon is huge this year and the Egyptian walking onions are about to flower. I miss the long hours spent fiddling in the garden and look forward to introducing the baby to it once the weather grows warmer and drier. (It has been quite chilly and wet here.)

I hope to find myself contributing to this blog more as the weeks go by. I miss the world of blogging and would like to find my way back to it. Until then I can be found snuggling my sweet little boy, enjoying these precious days that go by oh so fast.


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9 Responses to “Time”

  1. Oh, Cynthia, he’s so precious! Give him the time he needs, there will be plenty of time for blogging and gardening all too soon.

  2. Faith says:

    This time is worth more than anything else you could be doing. Enjoy the hours of holding him closely, the garden will still be there in a little while, and the two of you will have many days filled with wonder, adventure, sun, and breezes filled with incredible fragrances.


  3. Tatyana says:

    Cynthia, congratulations and the warmest wishes on this precious addition to your family! Yes, your absence in the blogging world has been noticed, but you have such important excuse!

  4. Nancy Bond says:

    He’s a darling, Cynthia — I’ve missed your posts, but there could never be a sweeter reason for absence than this. Congratulations!

  5. Catherine says:

    Oh what a little sweetheart! Congratulations! I love the name you chose.

  6. All my babies were born in late winter/early spring and my garden that year was always a wreck…but having a newborn more than made up for the lack of tomatoes! Enjoy your new little guy! Kim

  7. Congrats on you new baby. I have a 6 month old baby girl and we almost skipped the garden this year as well. But, she has been an “easy keeper” :) and we are now going gang-busters. We just tuck her into the sling or baby back pack or jogging stroller. She loves to watch what we are doing. I love your blog as I was looking up some info on borage and your site popped up. I live in the South Sound and have a little rural homestead on 5 acres. We have a lot in common. Take care of yourself and the new wee one!

  8. Cynthia says:

    Thanks to everyone for all the nice comments and warm wishes on our new baby. I can’t tell you how happy it made me to see your comments and know that after my long time away I was not forgotten by some of my favorite bloggers. I’m sure my blogging will be sporadic at its best for a little while. Or at least until I can squeeze more hours out of the day!

    Once again thanks for the kind words!

  9. Amy says:

    Enjoy those young years, they go by so fast!
    I live a ways northeast of Washougal, in the Cascade foothills. Stumbled upon your blog and love it. Thanks for sharing.

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