Yesterday the kids and I went berry picking. In about 30 seconds, I realized why farmers traditionally had large families. These little people are really good (and fast) at picking! When the owners of the farm warned us that a full bucket cost around $20, I realized it would take my 6 about 10 minutes to pick our fill.
The weather ended up being unseasonably cool. After two weeks of 80+ degree weather, the chill was a shock. We all got out of the car shivering. Fortunately I had a bag of stuff slated for Goodwill in the back. I managed to find a cardigan or long sleeved shirt for the girls to wear.
This was a fun outing for the kids, since they got to see some friends and play at the park after. But this week has been a little hard on me. Ruby was sick with some type of mystery fever, so for 3 nights I got little sleep (she had no other symptoms, still not sure what it was). Hubby worked late two nights this week and that’s hard on me in my current state. I also had 3 bad afternoons where the nausea kept me from being as productive as I usually am.
I took off for a writing break at a coffee shop, where I’m sitting in the sun and getting some work done. I’m fortunate that I love what I do to earn money. It feels like a break.
A couple of posts I enjoyed this week from around the web:
- I loved this post on Keeper of the Home with 31 Uses for Mason Jars. I love Mason jars (actually, any glass jar) too. They have such a nice minimalist asthetic. I use them for drinking (a quart jar helps me drink more water), food storage, storing homemade skin care products, to hold pencils and pens, to culture kefir, and as vases.
- 5 Ways to be a Happier Mom, Today. This is a lovely post by Meagan of Happiest Mom. I find that sometimes when my kids are getting on my nerves, the answer is not to run away from them, but rather try to focus on them totally, at least for a short period. (Similar to tip #5) When their buckets are filled, I feel less stressed.