There's something really beautiful about the process of writing (and therefore, blogging, for me) that I've come to value, love, and depend upon at this point in my life. Because sometimes writing is a recollection of where we've been, sometimes it's a reflection of where we are, and sometimes, it's a reminder of where we'd like to be. Usually, I think it's some sort of mish-mash of all three of those at the same time.
And so it was that I hit 'publish' on yesterday's post, and began another day, set to be another one much like the day I described. But by the time I delivered my boys to their class for the morning, my baby girl was so very much 'done' with being in the car for the moment, and the sun was just too glorious to leave it to run errands or open a laptop, or...anything else.
With yesterday's published words fresh on my mind, I decided to shelve all of the things I had planned to do in the morning, and instead, we set out for a "quick walk" in the woods, my little Annabel and I. I walked, she talked. And I stopped along the way to snack, knit just a little bit, take these photographs...and then to nurse her as she drifted off to sleep.
And that's when I fell asleep. I fell asleep! Right there at the edge of the woods in a really rather public place. I fell asleep! (I'm a light sleeper, and I felt quite safe there, regardless...) It was a glorious nap...the sun was so warm, the birds were quite cheerful, and oh those leaves are wonderful as they fall in the breeze. Bliss.
After ten minutes, thirty minutes, an hour (I really don't know), I awoke to a thunderous stampede and saw coming towards me, a school bus full of elementary school children. They paid no attention to me, but I am quite certain that I saw an alarmed and rather concerned look from the adult chaperones, as they steered those little children away from the strange lady asleep in the woods.
I giggled a little bit (and so did Annabel), then we packed up our things, and set about to resume our busy day.
And that, my friends, is how I took my ten minutes of peace yesterday.