I was inspired to create this post when our kitchen table was at its messiest. Everything in our living space has a home, and some things take a couple of days to make it back once taken out depending on the level of busy-ness (and my energy levels). Case and point in the photo below. I hope you enjoy this glimpse into the everyday happenings of our family!
So here’s the deal:
The beeswax candle that’s lit at every meal and the matches to light it.
The jar of homemade sauerkraut and the tart pan that held a supper of rustic potato tart with a herbed sourdough crust.
The cell phone with a cracked face because well, my husband works in construction.
The book of Stories of Wales that I picked up from Goodwill on Tuesday and finished on Thursday while out backpacking with the boy. I like to read books the boy could read too, if he were interested.
The two maps of Algonquin, one for canoeing and one for hiking (with more visible contour lines). The canoe map because we’re always planning a trip and the backpacking one because Addison and I just completed a 3 day, 45 km trek together.
The bug jar because we live in the country and there’s always an earwig or hornet or cricket or spider or ??? to be let out of the house.
The wine, because every meal tastes better for a sip of wine. We even have a collapsible bag we use to take a bottle out canoeing or hiking with us.
The placemats are special ones; they came back from Brazil with us in December 2012 after our month there as a family.
And there’s always a bill or two waiting to be paid.
Because we drive south for violin lessons on Tuesdays, a parcel went back to the post office hence the pick-up slip. When I’m home Trevor delivers the bulky stuff to the door and we chat for a while.
After hauling around a bulky computer (that cracked) for 3.5 months in Europe the MacBook is a favourite travel tool when we take tech with us.
Any magazine worth reading has articles on health, travel, hiking/canoeing, or homesteading. Kevin’s now dreaming of the West Coast Trail thanks to this magazine.
In other news, the garden’s flourishing now that the grasshoppers have eaten their fill and the ladybugs are moving in to eat the aphids. It’s going to be a short season so here’s hoping for a later frost than last year. Maybe I’ll post a photo or two next week. This week Kevin flies out west and a friend comes to visit so the pressure’s on to finish painting the boy’s room before Wednesday. When he returns we’ll have a better idea of what the fall might look like, and what a feasible fall trip might be, and then we can start planning in earnest.
But I will say there’s a hankering for a Pukaskwa hike happening around here.