Weekending with Amanda @ Habit of Being...
Saturday morning ...
Lie in, writing time, reading time. Thank you husband :)
He even brought home lunch. Sandwiches and cream cakes from the butcher... My raw diet is more of a 50 - 50 thing now :) Trying to get it back more to a 70 -30 kind of thing... but oh how I need a chocolate eclair once in a while :) Although I want to be as healthy as I can I think flexibility is key to making it a long term thing. Flexibility = Eclairs.
Local Food Fair... Highlights: The Risby Grange Lincoln Longwools stand and a bag of "Fleece in the Grease" which I am really excited about washing - carding and plant dying!
Boo's highlight: Holding hand reared owls and talking at length about birds with the Falconry people.
She often falls asleep in the girls bottom bunk and we have to wake her to move her to the top bunk so we can carry the girls from our bed to theirs... Yes it's like musical beds in our house.
Boo often sleep talks about her birds.
Last night she half woke up and said "Wait, I've got to catch Lemon before I go to sleep." (Lemon is the name of her imaginary bird :)
I love my bird obsessed Boo.
Church: A lovely lady with her newborn sitting next to me and all the intense, beautiful, joyful, overwhelming feelings that come with that.
He was so quiet lying in his pram but she couldn't resist picking him up anyway. I remember that feeling clear as day. He began to fuss a little and I just wanted to know her well enough to say I'll have him for a minute, you just rest a while, but we don't live in that kind of a culture and their are these invisible barriers :(
I smiled, she smiled, there was a goodness there. You know, the Mama to Mama look :)
Then he calmed right down and I breathed in all that sacred newborn energy. For they do bring a little piece of heaven down with them :)
Hot and humid. The sky was dark with thunder clouds, the atmosphere heavy and damp.
We chose this moment to do garden jobs. They were overdue. This Mama felt grumpy. Took the girls to a local playground where everyone got a little overcome with the humidity.
As soon as we piled out of the car the biggest rain drops started to fall from the heavy sky.
The moment felt cathartic.
We got properly wet but stayed outside through the storm. Beautiful!
We watched "Paulie" before bed. I had forgotton what a beautiful movie it is. And of course Boo chose it as it stars a conure parrot which is one of her favourites :)
A lovely elderly couple walked by us on Saturday...
They were all dressed up, the gentleman was even carrying a shooting stick :)
They linked arms as they strolled to admire the gardens.
I could not resist taking a quick photo :)
This will be us one day I sigh to my casual clothes loving husband :)