Two of my regular commitments have ended for the season, and I feel busier than ever. This surprised me at first. Well, I’ve had a little spike in my work hours – still very much part-time, but busier than I had been. That accounts for some of it. I also seem to stay a little busier in the kitchen once the CSA season begins. We’ve been working to finish up the school year for my kids this week. The first of my children’s summer sports has started. And then there’s yard work. Now that I put it in black and white, I guess I have added more things than I have subtracted. No wonder I feel busy.
When a dear friend asked if I could join her for tea yesterday, sadly my initial reaction was stress. Could I make time for that and get everything else done? She asked on Wednesday, so I worked extra hard, trying to make up for a slower Thursday. Then I got an early start yesterday, getting some work done for my part-time job before breakfast, and doing school work with my kids before heading out of the house. I had tea with my friend, and it was such a soothing break from the busy routine. My children played in her toy room, and my friend and I just slowed down and got caught up. I am very glad I said yes. The rest of the day continued to be busy, but in the end, it was worth it to me to put off my to-do list for a little while and enjoy our visit. It’s important to make time for the people we care about, don’t you think? Perhaps I should put phone calls and visits on my to-do list, so I don’t keep putting them off while I am bogged down in the day-to-day concerns.
Today will be a busy one as well. The big news is it will be the last day of school for our household. We finished most of our regular curriculum two weeks ago, with the exception of the biography on Ben Franklin that my daughter will finish up today. With the end of the regular book work, my kids asked if we could learn about volcanoes. I think they wanted an excuse to create an explosion. 😉 We’ve been learning about volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis these last two weeks and creating a little book that showcases some of the facts that we’ve studied. Today is the big day when the model volcano that the kids have been creating bit by bit is going to erupt. I’m sure it will be a blast (pun intended)!
And before I go, here’s a peek at this week’s CSA box.
In the box: red radishes, spinach, salad mix, rhubarb, asparagus, hon tsai tai, green garlic, and Egyptian walking onions.
Happy Memorial Day weekend to you! I am so ready for the unofficial start of summer; how about you?