Life seems a bit relentless this week trying to make sure the checklist is completed by Monday night....
Here is a picture of the Magical White Bean Soup I made from Bread and Wine last week. SO good!
A last tea was held with the neighbors before we leave. There were six of us and it was so nice to see everyone. All the kids on the block are back to school. We dined on Indian treats, Filipino fruit salad, berry crisps and cookies. And we drank African Summer tea.
Packing, packing and more packing! It's probably not as bad as I feel. It's just that looming deadline that I can't get away from!
Look who showed up in my garden this week! Isn't he SO cute!! He watched me for quite some time and allowed his picture to be taken.
My mom insisted on taking me out to lunch this week. Definitely medicine for the soul. Thanks Mom! I am so conscious that not everyone has a mom around (my mom didn't). I try to treasure each moment.
I think I mentioned the kids found all the library books! YAY!!!
We did take a few hours out to enjoy nature this week. The weather has been incredible -- in the 70's and sunny!
How cute is this tree frog?!
My copy of A Fine Romance: Falling in Love With the English Countryside by Susan Branch arrived this morning. I couldn't wait to start reading it.
Feeling quite slumpish after lunch I made a pot of caffeine tea, vowing to bear the consequences. Instead of powering me up I just felt worse and worse as the afternoon went on.
Finally around 5:30 I sat down to read the book! I couldn't stop. I was too tired to get out of my chair anyway. Susan's book is far too inspiring. Funny that her trip to England took her to so many of the places we plan to visit.
I was supposed to start pizza at 6. The clock ticked on and the pages kept turning. Hmmmm.....what about ordering pizza? Maybe our vacation money could pay for that now. Yes, Michael agreed. Order pizza. We never do that. Michael left to pick up the regular and gluten free pizza. More time to read....The pizza takes an extra long time. Oh well.
Half way through the book I stopped for pizza. Then I realized: I hadn't had any proper carbohydrates all day except for that cookie with tea. Twenty minutes later I was zooming around like wonder woman (well, not quite). Why do I always forget these things???
And now I must get on with the to-do list......
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