There are weeks that are easy and there are weeks that are not. This week was, um, not.
But as I stand here perched at the edge of the weekend, I can squeeze out plenty of sweet goodness that came of these past five days – however sticky the bulk of the days were. The last member of our family is officially wicked sick (meaning we'll finally be done with this bug we've been passing around for the past two and a half weeks), the snow is deep and lovely outside, and we're all truly enjoying the GAPS diet (really!). My business is going crazy strong (for a month that should be our slowest of the year) and we've hit a homeschooling groove that feels like flow.
Centering and reflecting on what is going right can smooth out the wrinkles in a difficult week, can't it?
Here are some of the high-points from the past few days…
: : Winter, despite my aversions to it, is magical in its own right. Deep glittering snow and bright sunny skies make it livable and even enjoyable.
: : The kids and I made homemade laundry soap out of our Scratch-and-Dent LuSa Soap, some borax and some washing soda. It smells LuSa-heavenly and works like a dream. (I'll share the recipe and procedure soon!)
: : By way of this rough week I discovered that indeed, I can drink wine again, as long as it is sulfite-free, and not suffer from migraines. (I've been headache free since I stopped drinking alcohol, in case you were wondering about the results of the migraine experiment.)
: : The GAPS diet (I talked about it here) is proving to be amazingly simple and delicious. We decided to transition our way on slowly (we're still enjoying raw milk, for example) to ease the switch for the kids, but we're 90% GAPS now.
At dinner a few nights ago, after seconds on kale, mashed cauliflower, homemade sourkraut, and burgers Sage announced, "This was the best meal I've ever eaten in my entire life!" Last night's stuffed butternut squash with indian spices was met with equal enthusiasm, and so have the nut butter pancakes in the morning. Easy, yummy, and we feel great.
Yes, even the hard weeks arrive with their pockets full of treasures. You just have to remember to look.
Have a great weekend, friends.