Some of these days just feel epically long and some fly by. I know that "normal" life feels that way too sometimes, but there are moments when I am struck by how much happens in one day...even when it's a low-key day. I read on someone's insta-repost a quote by some guy called Matt Haig that went like this: "yes, lockdown poses it's own mental health challenges. But can we please stop pretending our former world of long working hours, stressful commutes, hectic crowds, shopping centres, infinite choice, mass consumerism, air pollution and 24/7 everything was a mental health utopia." Felt like one of those "funny because it's true." moments. No matter how hectic some of my days feel right now, and if I can let go of worrying about the future for a bit, I am really appreciating the moments of ease and fun that happen here and there.
Today, we had a BBQ with Jamye and Chris, sitting in our socially distant deck chairs. It felt almost normal. Peggy, from next door chatted with us briefly over the fence and we traded sourdough tips. The SF "summer chill" was in the air and I had to wear my down jacket and a hat with my flip flops. We ate morels stuffed with ground pork, ginger and wild onions, grilled and eaten out of hand, some early corn, grilled zucchini and s'mores. And cake. Too much cake. A simple Victoria sponge with raspberry jam and whipped cream, using a recipe from Claire/Violet Bakery. It was delicious!
Long bath outside in the dark, with lots of candles and a book. Nice way to wind down from the day and enjoy the night. All in all a decent day. I'll take it. And tuck it into the back of my mind to remember on the next challenging day.
Tomorrow is another delivery day.... North Bay delivery day too. Looking forward to seeing my mom and getting to wish her a Happy Mother's Day in person. Might have to get up early and make her favorite salted caramels or something like that.
Menu for this week is good through Wednesday at least. Orders for Wednesday and the East Bay Delivery day, should be placed by Monday evening.
Headed to bed. I hope that sleep finds you all easily, and that your dreams are peaceful. Take good care. Hug yourself for me. xoxo