while we made ourselves comfortable and offered plenty of good advice!
The clothes are taking over the house........
and the garden is looking bare.
But if you look closely, there is still stuff happening.
The orchard cheers me up with its productive trees........
This girl is a wonderful mum!
And the highlight of my week...
|If he looks a little blurry it's because the man NEVER stops moving!!!|
I was lucky enough to meet Costa! He opened a community garden at a town nearby so Pumpkin, Belle and I went to hear him talk. I pulled Belle out of school for the day because I think an education on sustainability is the best a child can have. Buddy Boy refused to come. He wanted to go to school! Well I couldn't be unhappy about that, could I? How wonderful that he loves school so much!
Well, sounds like a lovely, gooey post, doesn't it? The reality is a lot of downs to go with my ups! In amongst all of this was speech therapy, a parents vs. kids soccer match, assembly, a meeting to support the national disability insurance, a lunch with friends, a questionnaire to complete for an ongoing research project, a barbecue and a birthday party.
I loved every minute of it, but developed a nagging sense of dejection as I became more and more tired. We have made a conscious choice to live a thoughtful lifestyle and it's great but I often find myself feeling overwhelmed by REAL LIFE. How do I have a productive garden and create meals from local food while paying bills, raising children and enjoying community and everything else that goes with being a person?! I dream of a gentle life, connected with nature and community but I not sure how to achieve that balance. I'm NEVER home!
I'm hoping for a quieter week this week!