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Our first morning home after the fair. Sleep is good.
Elisa and her cousins are cleaning the last of the pig pens. Harriet has library books due back today. We are craving vegetables. Other than starting on the laundry, feeding the sheep, watering our garden, checking the bees, taking the dogs for a run, slowly putting the our house back into order, watching episode #7 of Poldark, and emptying out the car, we have absolutely nothing on the schedule today.
Fair week was exhausting and wonderful. We have bigger plans for next year and a whole year to get ready.
Cast of Characters: Vamma, Vampa, Elisa in sunglasses, Jack/Lucy, Harriet, and Madre
by phone, in order of appearance: Billy, Gloria, Michael, Louie, Oscar, Emily, and Brendan
Scenes: 1. pancake party @ Brooms Bloom, 7am with THE DALLAMS ❤️* 2. Meeting in Darlington 3.Longwood Gardens 3.5. Starbucks, getting free drink** 4. dinner of crab cakes*** and fries, and lastly, 5. on the farm, doing a few chores, with lemon ice cream**** cone in one hand, fields full of fire flies.
* for the record, pancakes were Swedish style, aka my favorite, with real maple syrup.
**the Flat White is pretty delicious.
***oysters are not in season:(
icing on the cake
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On the way up, we passed a hiker who asked me if we were, like, a school trip? and I said “yeah, lucky kids, huh?” He had looked stern when he passed but I heard him smiling when called back to me, “I wish I had had school in the woods.”
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When the kids thought back to their best (or fond, if it was hard to chose) memory at Friends, they all remembered a particular field trip. They get one every month, every year. Lucky kids.
In the morning I did a load of laundry and hung it out on the line. I clean the aquarium, watered the pots outside, cleaned out the car a little, swept dog hair out of the basement and mopped. Then, after lunch I drove to Delaware to pick my niece up from school and was reminded that I really want to be out on the water sculling again. Harriet is my coxswain and I can hear her saying to me, “What are you doing with your life?”