The state of the world was top on my mind today and peppered conversations all day long. Feeling so much sadness and frustration at our world, our leadership, our country. And trying very hard to not feel guilty for the privileges and abundance in my life.
Slept in a bit and then had a great conversation with a bunch of the CAROL folks. So good to see everyone and check in. Even had a visit from Elyse who is in Queens. Nice to hear her perspective on what it looks like in NY. We talked about gardening, sourdough, cheer cards, the state of traveling now and in the near future, the importance of one or two favorite hoodies, the fear of losing some of our local theatre companies, the hope of figuring out a new way to hold classes and readings online and beading fruit.
Willi and I spent the rest of the day cleaning and prepping for the new week. He made the Salsa Verde that is a major component of the Chicken Pozole Verde. I cleaned the bathroom (red letter day) and the front porch so that we can enjoy it again. It has been a mushroom processing factory for a week and needed a good thorough clean. Laundry and organizing for the next week of orders finished off the day.
We made dinner of some Thai Curry, rice and a head of the bok choy we harvested from our little garden and ate it at the table outside, with a candle and Huey Lewis radio playlist. It felt like a date. Or like we were finally doing the "winning at quarantine" thing. Topped off the meal with dark plums, sliced apple and Manchego cheese.
Finished the day soaking in the outdoor tub. I feel asleep in there and now my fingers are all prune-y. I feel relaxed and sleepy and ready for bed.
I am counting my blessings. Thinking about my friends and neighbors and community members that are struggling and sad and tired and overwhelmed., I feel overwhelmed and sad and frustrated about the world and our society and all the things that are fucked up about this country, but tonight, for a couple of hours, my little neck of the woods was sweet and loving and lovely. And I am very thankful. And tomorrow we work again to educate ourselves, understand how to be better advocates and allies, and do our best to work towards a better future for our country.
Monday menu below. SF and North Bay delivery on Monday. Orders should be placed by tonight or tomorrow morning.
Sending out love and compassion to all of you. Take care of your bodies, cherish your friends and families, both original and chosen. Give yourself a hug from me. Be kinder than necessary. Remember that everyone is carrying a heavy load in some way. Breath deep. xoxo