Martin actually had his days off this week. Goodness it made such a huge difference. I have felt so much better since those days of extra hands and freedom to go out and about. I'm still struggling a little - I hate this feeling - but also feel guilty for whining about "nothing". Anyhow. Weekly ramble:
When we stopped for a while, we picked up two whole bags of rubbish. So sad to see how little respect some have for this beautiful place. Under a large piece of broken glass and a discarded can, we found a nest of ants who busied themselves hiding their precious eggs from us.
My first attempt at sunprinting fabric wasn't terribly successful...
We took our gaggle of girls to see Oliver put on by my mum's school children. We dressed up, because that's just what you *do* - even for kids' productions.
Jenna: "I bet we stick out."
Me: "We do anyway! Do you mind?"
Lots of normal, everyday, wonderful. I have to just list off these blessings every single day. Healthy happy children. Love. Family.
We made it to the museum for the play session on Friday again.
I dyed some roving. :)
And finally, had a barbecue, for which the sun shone, the children played happily, and all the food had to be cooked inside anyhow (well, sometimes you can't have it all)! Here is Tali, being made to play Rapunzel in Jenna's show.
It's hard work, right now, for much of most days. I don't know why. It just is. But it's whole and bright and good, no matter how I temporarily feel. These days, these ordinary average days, I will find the joy in them. Because each day is a precious gift.