are for making soup even when the forecast says the temperatures will climb into the 90’s today. But I can’t stop thinking about soup so I turned on the fan and set to cooking. I made two soups today. First up, sweet potato with apple and ginger. The second soup was a new one for me – butternut squash with sage fresh from my garden. The kitchen won’t be used today since we are hosting a BBQ this afternoon and now I have enough soup for the week!
There you have it. I have eased my way back into a work routine. Morning smoothies, getting in at least 10,000 steps each day by walking before meetings or during lunch, lots of water and a bit less coffee, getting all those dates on the calendar, making time each day for reading, and checking things off the back to school list. Next week will be a bit busier but everything I did this week has created space for what comes next.
This weekend I am going for a hike with my daughters and doing a harvest/gleening time at a local farm. The temperatures are supposed to cool a bit – oh please let this be true. And I am going to be playing with my traveler's notebook and new workbag. I am trying very hard to whittle down, lighten my load (literally and figuratively).
Step by step.
This morning I have been reading an book that has popped up on blogs and Instagram feeds a lot lately. I was able to download the Kindle version from my library. I think I eat well and follow “the rules” but there are some pesky health issues that I just cannot conquer so I figured I would give this a try. Of course, now is not the time to dive into a full dietary reboot. That would make traveling much too difficult. But there are some tweaks that I can easily practice do the next few weeks.
I am almost finished with The Wonder and my fourth Summer Book Bingo square. And I have cast on a travel knitting project that will use up some more of my stash.
Hope this first day of summer treats you well and does not involve too much unraveling. Thanks again to Kat for hosting.
This week is our spring break. Last year we were in New Orleans. This year my plan was to stay home and take a much needed rest from caregiving and work commitments. I am taking a little break but also chipping away at a few things that have been too long neglected. It is a week of unraveling here, a great time to link up with Kat.
I am unraveling some questions connected to church and faith. I finished Anne Lamont’s new book and began After You Believe: Why Christian character matters by N.T. Wright. I found the audio version at my library and have only just begun but I think there is a message in here that I need to hear.
I am unraveling some health issues by getting my annual exam last week and then some additional tests later this week that might bring new insights. I met my running buddy at the trail for a run and signed up for a one month trial at a yoga studio. Last night I went to a yoga and meditation class that was lovely. I am planning to take two more classes this week and then at least two each week for the next month.
I am unraveling some clutter. I took one load of stuff to the donation drop off on Sunday. Now I need to load the five boxes of books into my car and get the to the library donation before the week is over.
I am not unraveling any knitting this week. I am making progress on my Coddiwomple and have begun the second sleeve on my Annabel cardigan.
Thanks Kat for a great weekly post idea!