My time in Florida was exceedingly transformational. As much as I would like to say I’ve changed, I don’t believe I have, but rather I have been revealed. Think of a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. I know, I just referred to myself as a butterfly, but the analogy is correct. The power to be a butterfly is always inside of the caterpillar, but it takes a period of transformation to reveal the beauty deep within. Now that I know, there is no turning back into the caterpillar; I’m ready to soar!
So, about this housekeeping blog of mine! I returned late evening Monday, and about an hour after I got home I was giggling as I stretched out on my luxuriously comfortable bed and the last thing I remember as Morpheus grabbed hold of me was my husband softly saying, “Your job is really hard.” He cooked, he cleaned, and he kept the kids so busy they’re still tired. I walked in to a beautifully clean house! Thing is, now I know they have the power to do it – haha!
I suspect over the next few weeks I will have implemented that which I’ve learned into my daily life. I have come to realize there are so many things I no longer need to hold on to, material or otherwise. I have seen and felt what is important to me, and one rather paramount item I am truly grateful I feel more deeply is that I truly do embrace simplicity. It is my intention to write more about this in the coming weeks.
Baby turnips and garlic scapes.
Also, I went almost 2 weeks without cooking. This was a long abstinence! The food I ate while in Florida was truly amazing. It was prepared with so much love and kindness that you couldn’t help but feel it. I was in food heaven; I enjoyed every moment of it and I felt completely spoiled. I know how it feels to prepare food and love it so much that you want to share it, and I am grateful I experienced the receiving of such a gift. I mention this because you all know I love to cook and while I was away, my husband picked up our first CSA share of the season. I picked up the second one yesterday. Inside the box I found beautiful baby turnips and garlic scapes. There was much more to behold, but my eyes were drawn to these two items. I am so excited to create something glorious. Oh, and I have peas ready in the garden!
I have been experiencing some serious exhaustion since my return, but hopefully I can get back into the swing of things next week. Thank you all for sticking around and for all the lovely messages of love and support as I began this chapter of my life. Much love to you all!