Rhythm of My Days
I was thinking this week about how I like to eat the color green the most. Salads, green beans, avocados, brussel sprouts, peas, kale-oh I could go on. Once I started thinking, my green vegetable list grew and grew. Whenever I sit for a meal, vegetables are the first bite. At the farmer's market this week, I bought locally grown green beans! Those remind me of my teen years, I would be sent out to pick green beans in my father's garden, one for me-one for the bowl-one for me-one for the bowl. Believe me, it took a while to gather enough green beans.
Mild temperatures have graced us this week, summer at its best. Each day, I have the back door open to listen to mid summer songs of cicadas and birds and sometimes the rustling of a breeze. August is a busy month for me. Our son will be home three weeks-we pick him up from his summer research program tomorrow and our daughter will be home for a brief visit mid month. The rhythm of my days currently are slow, purposeful and serene. Once the kids are home, the rhythm will pick up, become busy, stuffed with plans and outings. I'm looking forward to the change of rhythm.
I will briefly say goodbye to: my clean coffee table, my clean kitchen counter, quiet days, dinners that are haphazard and frequently-leftovers for two (you can interpret that as "no cooking days").
I will say hello to: family meal menus, watching siblings laughing and joking, heart to heart discussions of future plans in schools and careers, family walks, being together.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!