Just barely in, and now I'm headed back out. Eek! With Taproot, I'll be at the Winter Conference for NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association) in Burlington, Vermont for a stretch of days. No, that isn't exactly what an introvert home-loving Mama is naturally inclined to do. But sometimes, the schedule just falls this way and soon enough - I tell myself - I'll have long stretches of February days at home where surely I'll be longing for something to do. Ah. Soon enough.
On this brief touchdown into home, I've tried my best to not worry about unpacking (or packing!), work of any kind, or diving into anything more than play. I think I've done a successful job of it - following my children around begging them to play with me. Let's read a book! Let's build a huge tower with some magnatiles! Can I come do your chores with you? Name your favorite pizza topping and I'll make it! I think, quite honestly, they're all thinking I'm ridiculous and will be just as happy when I get out the door again, so they can get back to their play and work without Mama hovering in a strange way. But I have a few moments before I have to really get out the door and I'm sure I can squeeze in one more round of checkers. And I might have time to make some rice pudding. Surely they can't refuse that love!
(Are you attending NOFA-VT this weekend? Come say hi! I'll be at the Taproot booth in the Exhibitor's Hall.)