Last weekend Olive was ordained in the United Church of Christ. It was a really moving ceremony and such a good example of the way that people are truly called to things. I cried like a baby.
My world has felt smaller and more full lately. I think I’m in a paring-down phase – just give me the windows thrown open and a gentle breeze. I’ve had the urge to throw lots of things away, just move some stuff out. I do this every once in a while. It’s a quiet time, a still time. But I’m just riding it. I wonder what I’m making room for.
I haven’t been writing much lately. Just haven’t felt like it, haven’t felt inspired. Not blocked, exactly, just – well, it probably goes hand-in-hand with the paring phase. I’m just setting it down for a while. Trying not to pressure myself into guilt about it.
I’ve been reading a lot more. Trying to catch up on my sleep. Last night we went out for dinner with Finn’s midwifery partner and her husband for their 11th anniversary. They’re only a few years older than us, but we told them they’re our relationship role models, which is the truth. They’re so obviously in love and solid and drama-free and they just genuinely enjoy one another. They’re good people and have a great, close-knit family. It’s pretty awesome to be around. We went to a fancy-schmancy steakhouse (yeah, I had the steak) and spent way too much money and had a great time. Worth it.
I feel really peaceful right now. We just had brunch at our place with Cali and her lady, and Gem. I feel so lucky to have friends who come over and bring all this random stuff that they have laying around their kitchens and create these delicious simple meals. We had blueberry buckwheat waffles, an asparagus and bell pepper frittata, rosemary potatoes, bread, coffee.
Off to play the piano for a while…