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I’m still trying to take it all in. It might be a bit before I have the words. How wonderful it was to travel. How amazing it was to be carefree, to rest, to relax into a slow pace. How easy it was to be with him. How beautiful it was there. How much deeper things have gone. How much I think I learned about myself and my life in just five days. Each of these is a post in itself. I’m sure it will be coming.
Thanks to my step-father for the photo of Nova Scotia waiting for us.
It’s time now. For vacation. Work is done. Ten days until I will be back. The bags are almost packed. The refrigerator holds nothing but veggies for the rabbit. I have the passports and six books to try to read. I will still sweep the floors. Kiss the dog and cat goodbye. Hugs to the neighbors (ie: the grandparents). The house here will be quiet. Be without our usual presence. No little girl footsteps running around. No music in the background. No laughing or arguing. We are taking our energy northward.
I’ve emailed friends. Sorted the mail. Given the last approvals for the new blog. I wonder how I will do without this computer for over a week.
Enjoy your summer days friends. They are going so fast.
As always stay healthy, stay grateful, and feel loved.
See you on the other side of rest.
Is how I feel right now. In one way, I feel like I’m running and running to accomplish so much and getting nothing really completed. I’ve fizzled out. So I made banana nut muffins this morning instead of pancakes. The Sunday morning pancakes just seemed a bit much and we had some old nasty bananas sitting around. I love how old nasty bananas can become what the girls said this morning “came straight down from heaven”.
I’m running toward a rest too. We leave for vacation next Saturday. For nine glorious days of no obligations besides getting to Nova Scotia and getting back. So then I will rest. Relax. Maybe even pick up a book?
I went to take a photo in my starry night moss out back because it’s my favorite place and it was all dried up and brown. The green is here but it doesn’t seem as bright it did in spring. I think I just need a change of place. Cross borders. Away from the busy. Away from the normal. Away from the familiar. To walk along the ocean. Watch the waters from the river and the ocean meet and come away again.
I bought two more memory cards for the camera. I expect there will be too much to actually capture.
Did I mention that I got to pet some more of my favorite friends?
The girls fed the ducks by hand. Though mother duck kept a keen eye on them.
We played a round or three of miniature golf.
And spent hours and hours and hours and hours in the pool…
And I started a wonderful new book and watched the clouds roll by.
Thanks for all your lovely comments about my last post. The worst part of my status with my ex-husband is being uneasy posting anything or letting anyone know that we are going to be out of town and our house is going to be empty. Yes, I know, unfortunate, moving on. The girls and I were gone this past Saturday through today, Monday. Only about an hour away, but familiar territory was needed for the first official single mother vacation (wow, that’s another post), but the girls had a pool, I had a book and we saw scenes like this:
In the meantime, I have seven more days of vacation at home, which is why I plan on getting myself organized and prioritized as mentioned before. Seven more days! No work! Seven more days! Did I say seven more days? So I’ve come home to beans harvested from the garden and snapped for me (thank you Grandmom) and my most appreciated plant that I got this year, the aloe plant. Because when you come home from the weekend looking like this…….
the first thing you want is a slather of this.
So in answer to Camie’s question. This would be the only medicinal plant I planted this year, but my interest has been piqued. Since the vegetables seemed to be such an investment in time and stress, I am going to minimize them next year. After all we have expert farmers just down the road. What I would like to focus on next year is expanding my herb base beyond the kitchen basics to add some more medicinal and aromatic herbs and plants to encourage my growing love of natural cleaning and care of our bodies and home. So looks like I may have some education and research to focus on this winter. If anyone has any resources they would like to recommend, please, do share!