I got to experience
Perfect afternoons of gifts:
bright daisies, a satchel of dark chocolates, and a book I just can't put down
Speaking of books, I've been lent so many good ones.
On the left are the ones I've read, on the right are the ones I itch to dive into.
(so if you lent me a book, it might not come back to you right away, but it will be adored)
Mornings on the porch made more wonderful with the new pillows.
Thank you Gabby and Doug!!
Our weekly routine: taking a walk to pick up our CSA.
look at the bounty!
Crock pot chili for sunday football
and Neil read an entire book to me (Picture of Dorian Gray),
Its been about 20 years since I've had the treat of a bedtime story.
Long, leisurely walks.
And in the city, we have the joy of stopping to smell the "flowers"
More perfect afternoons of gifts:
sun kissed flowers, a mug to help me "make do and mend", a cozy blanket, and a great novel.
The rustic cabbage soup that I said Neil would make (and boy did he ever!)
Of everything I enjoyed, it was the notes and visits that I loved most.
This month, I got to feel the reassuring weight of a newborn in my arms.
I got to have the comfort of a toddler, cuddle into me while they play, because they like me and not because of how might feel.
I got to connect with friends and family - in person, on the phone, even with cards - where I would catch myself laughing, forgetting for a moment that I hurt.
And I got to go to bed each of the thirty nights saying I am blessed.
it was a lovely month.