I'm so thankful that Friday was a PD day here..we were able to get away an hours drive to Ikea, and then the fun mall nearby with The Disney Store. I was able to just be with my family and breathe.
And this morning, I was able to escape and join my knitters and fritters crew for some much needed 'me time'. I think it's been over 2 months since I've seen them last! There's babies, a busker playing a great soundtrack for our visit, beautiful show and tells, delish coffee and dutch fritters, great conversations, people stopping to ask us about our stuff, and it's just SOOO nice!
We knit in a coffee roastery in a farmers market, so I was also able to wander and buy some local and not-so-local veggies. And I don't know what it is, but that experience makes me feel so alive and so at peace. It reminds me that I love to cook. It makes me stop and breathe.
And I see the haul I got for $15 and smile. (see that sweet potato? it's almost the size of a FOOTBALL..and it's local...I can't wait to create with that sucker!)
And now? It's time I got back to work immediately...the clock is ticking and deadlines are very near...better grab a cup of 'soothe' tea first and remember to breathe..