Some days…! Some days are just a bit tricky. Everyone is out of sync and the “machine” has to be rethreaded again and again and again. This is not to say that the day is a tragedy. Just a whole lot of short burst of wonderful intermittent with consistent set backs and struggles. Just one of those days that each mother knows … oh so well…! All day, from breakfast to bedtime we threaded and rethreaded the machine…trying new things and beginning again from a new angle. Several fresh starts brought us outside where the fall air, open spaces, and natures goodness everywhere have proven magical time and time again. It didn’t save the day for us this day…but it saved many many moments!!
We worked on cleaning up the garden for fall which was bittersweet actually. It’s hard not to feel a bit sad toppling such enormous sunflowers and pulling down all those twisty bean plants. The birds have been feasting on the seeds from the huge sunflower heads but the few (thousand) that weren’t eaten we pulled out and spread out in the “long grass” at the edge of the yard. We felt a bit like The Lupin Lady…though the little miss decided we should be called the sunflower girls. With any luck there will be a stand of gorgeous sunny blooms next summer.
Baking is one of our other trusted refreshers. Ha! What began as an attempt to make something healthy and delicious (granola bars) for my husband to eat while he’s traveling in the next few days ended up in a sticky gooey nutty mess. Despite the unorganized, unintentional stickiness it is filled with nutty goodness and all sorts of wholesome bits. Very much like our day.