I can hardly believe we are at the end of January.  This month, I have welcomed a new violin teaching rhythm, and one that has been a perfect fit for our family.  This shift with my students has meant that my days that include teaching are busier, but it also has meant lighter days for the remainder of the week.  The added time at home has been just the right thing - keeping up with Jude's mischief and watching Zoey grow into a dazzling little girl that I hardly recognize and yet she has the same gleaming eyes that I have seen every day of her 4 years.  The current of motherhood ebbs and flows - furiously on some days, and contentedly calm on others.  My kids are stunning and they are both turkeys - and so goes this great, great, great task that is before me.