I would love to tell you that I'm back to my old self and feeling just fine. I'm working on it.
I will tell you that I am filling myself up with nourishing things, surrounding myself with people I love, and trying to be outside as much as possible. This weekend included an 8 mile solo run, some great food, sunshine, prayer, wood fires, and lots of love from my kids.
It also included carrot apple juice, totally made by Reed. Skyler was at swim practice, so he relished in the chance to be the solo presser of fruits and veggies. I adore having an evening with one of my kids at a time.
We took Jackson for a long hike down to the Penobscot on trails that my kids know really well because they hike all the time there with Sam. I just followed them, and they led me the whole way down to the river, about a mile with several turns. They were so confident. And Jackson matched the scenery perfectly.
|photo by Skyler|
Tonight we made a fire on the patio and stayed outside until the last possible minute. We even made s'mores. Meanwhile, I had a pot of this black bean and butternut squash chili simmering on the stove. I used this recipe but used kale instead of swiss chard and added some corn. It is sweet, smoky, hearty, and delicious. My kids said: "no thank you" and asked for pasta with butter and cheese. Honestly.
Hope you all had a nice weekend. I have a very full, busy week ahead. Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week?