As this weekend comes to a close I am reminded of how it began. Saturday morning, the sun streaming in the kitchen window, kids busy with craft projects, Travis in the ocean surfing, me cooking. There is something to this idea of home-cooked food, "slow-food" if you will, and a busy schedule. It manifests in a chunk of hours cooking, all the meals and snacks of the day, at one time, before dressing or brushing teeth! As I was wooping up a heck of a mess, three meals, and midnight-muffin-snacks for 34, my mind drifted off on a tour, and the words "IT'S A STINKIN' GOOD LIFE" blasted inside my brain! And the weekend had not even begun.
The weekend was full, from snow outside (silly Californians - we import it for a day of fun!). Snow inside (glitter in a jar - Chaz's creation); bits of decorating. A fantastic first of a four-part Seed Saving Class (if you are local check it out here). Our traditional trip to the tree farm. And thanks to dear friends, a real treat, sailing in the Morro Bay Lighted Boat Parade!
Everywhere we went, all weekend, we were surrounded by good friends and neighbors. It's all a tired blur at this point (a bit like these photos), but it is indeed a stinkin' good life!
And, just a quick few hours from now I celebrate my thirty-sixth trip around the sun!