You know how sometimes everything happens at once and you find yourself just a wee bit frazzled as you try to keep on top of it all? Well, it’s that sort of week here as I collect and complete the last of my Australian visa paperwork and get it to our lawyer, finish the final draft of my book and start the design process, and somehow find time to finish Spring planting, look after baby chicks, and make sure we don’t starve to death. Yep, it’s a crazy time so self-care and quiet moments are essential.
Yesterday was Town Day and I decided to put everything else out of my mind and make a celebration of it. We went out for breakfast and discussed all sorts of projects, found a myriad of treasures at various thrift stores, and stumbled on a serious plant sale where every veggie plant was 25 cents!! Let’s just say we’re going to have bushels of tomatoes and zucchini this summer. The afternoon was more relaxed and I had a great meeting with my counselor (how I love her!) and spent a happy hour or two at the library leafing through fabulous books and putting together a puzzle. We ended the day with roast pork and crackling (yum!!) and chips and gravy – good ol’ comfort food.
Today is a blur as we track down various documents, print out pieces of evidence, and write up proof that our marriage is real. Although it’s stressful, there’s something quite lovely about writing down why you’re with someone and what makes your relationship work. We’re keeping ourselves going with stops for marvelous Red Delicious apples, homemade bread rolls, and coffee.
And I’m taking a moment to document three things that are making me smile today. If you’d like to see the fourth, pop over to Facebook to see the newest cutie-patooties at our house.
One: this pressie from my friend Ann. It’s so pretty I can’t bear to put it away, and it’s been sitting on my kitchen table for a week.