Joining Amanda @ "The Habit of Being" for Weekending
Sent my 8 year old off on cub camp with her big sissy Friday night....
Lots of tears. Lot's of excitment. I wrapped up the little burrowing owl stone and put it in her pocket.
Tucked her prayer book into her sleeping bag.
Ate simple, bread cheese and salad with Tani, pitted lots of olives for Nola.
Watched the Graham Norton show for the first time in years.
Laughed a lot.
Realised that Russel Brand isn't all that bad really :)
Thought about what real holiness is all about
Made far too many Waldorf doll sundresses Saturday morning while the girls were at ballet
Drafted a pattern
Got stuck in the Etsy trenches for an hour or two
Decided I won't be doing that again. (too many rabbit holes)
I am a simple soul, I need...
at a time
I need to be present
Went to our local national trust park
Jumped in lots of muddy puddles with trainers on
Cried over wet soggy feet
Jumped in muddy puddles with trainers on again
Thought how beautiful the world looks in the sunlight after a shower of rain
Felt my heart sink when Fina pushed Tilly down the slide too hard and
Tilly twisted her ankle
Talked about consequences, again
wished she didn't cry angry for a cuddle
Not really feeling like cuddling
Letting something go for love to come in
playing rock paper scissors till it was time to go
Nola squealing in my arms on the toy train as it whistled through the woods.
Holding hands like we did when we were kids
Looking over at him while he's driving and smiling i nmy soul
knowing I've got a good one.
The best one for me.
Picking up smokey smelling, muddy, red cheeked camper girls with big smiles on their faces.
Running hot baths
Eating warm bowls of pasta.
Hearing good old camping stories
one after another till bed.
Finding this new blog
and this one.