Ah... a good day... I felt good, happy (!), empowered, clear, energized (except for -- or because of? -- the nap in the afternoon), busy, even chatty for goshsakes.
More days like today, please!
- Took child to school.
- Had productive conversations with two fellow parents while there.
- Came home and talked to D and watched the fireplace workers install our wood insert (reason why D was home).
- Went downtown.
- Had tea at a cafe and read a book about making dolls.
- Went to therapy.
- Raced back over the hill to meet the Azure Standard truck in the nick of time.
- Picked up E at school.
- Hung out in the forest for an hour and talked to cool kids and cool parents.
- Came home and ate a snack.
- Put away food from Azure Standard truck and tried to figure out what to do with 10 pounds of gorgeous beets and 20 pounds of Liberty apples.
- Took a nap.
- Cleaned beautiful antique canning jars.
- Ate homemade pickles.
- Called my newest kimchi student to tell her that her batch of kimchi was ready.
- Uncrocked and packed up the kimchi for this nice lady and saved a little in a bowl so that she could try the results before she got back in the car with her two young children.
- Nice lady said she could smell the kimchi before she crossed the front door's threshold! (Glad D and E were gone on errands!)
- Re-arranged cabinet spaces in pantry and kitchen so that there is room for the big bowls I'm using now.
At therapy, we had a really difficult talk about the journals and letters for ten minutes. Then I spent 40 minutes sharing about the people I've been talking to this week, what I've been learning, what I hope to do in the near future, and what's getting accomplished at home (like the fireplace is done so that means the living room is done... like the bookroom will be done as soon as the window seat cushion is ready). K helped me see all that I'm harvesting right now after much work and waiting.
This evening, D took E to Concentrates to get some cover crop seed so that I could stay home and work in the kitchen. He took her to the Original Hotcake House for dinner because it was nearby, and he figured she'd eat some bacon there at least since she didn't eat much today. You would not believe the swirling, twirling, yodeling young daughter who bounced into the house at 6:30. She told me all about the PANCAKES with WHIPPED CREAM and STRAWBERRIES she had eaten, but she also "had eggs for protein... and BACON!"
I told her tonight that I always wanted a yodeling daughter. (Truth, actually.) She seemed worried... "What if I forget how to yodel tomorrow?"
But she twirls and swirls and jibbers and jabbers and then yodels, and I think she's a whirling dervish who knows much more at the Universe than I do.
Today on the way to school she said, "You have a lot more things to discover before you die, right? And I have even more to discover because I'm younger than you, but I discover things all day like when we went to Hawaii I wasn't thinking about a pool being there... I was just hoping to see turtles!"