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Growing

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It is great to be in my late 30’s and continue to feel myself growing… this week I was given a quote something to the effect of letting go of anger, and approaching everything and everyone with love and joy.

What a great challenge! Earlier this week (before I read the quote) I wrestled with my sourdough starter and whipped up 12 loaves of bread. I have never done this quantity before… my husband said “this is how bakeries are born”.

There is something about how sourdough GROWS and GROWS and takes over my kitchen, that I just needed to see and feel… it is sooooo STRETCHY. Can I stretch myself this much, to enact my new found quote?

IMG_1870 IMG_1880 I shared loaves and parts of loaves with my paddlers, past daycare family, new friend in town, new parent group at school… Sharing the growth. The warm satisfaction of fresh bread shared.

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So many things are still growing this time of year… like the giant pumpkin taking over my garden! The seed for this plant was dug out of a GIANT pumpkin in Kelowna last year… by my kids and their awesome friends JC, OC and CC. Just look at it go! Growth. Fresh growth.

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Just keep on, keeping on… growing, learning, sharing…

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Photoless shift…

I have been MIA for a while, largely as when I upload photos to my blog I get an “error” message… looks like I have run out of free space!

I find it hard to blog with no photos…

I have also been MIA due to many, many nights away from home. I am relishing being back in my “hood” – although saddened at the loss of a couple of my favorite neighbors the last 16 months… both are moving to new homes in the same area, but will no longer be a simple stone’s throw away. Boo!

A shift is happening. I feel summer is such an out breath – I expend so much energy, get lots of vitamin “G” (green) outside, and generally play and adventure, often away from our home base…

Soon the seasons will turn to the in breath again, a focus on home and preserving, creating a beautiful home out of our house (this is my favorite line at bedtime right now – in the midst of provoking and sometimes endless requests I wander around saying: “Mommy is busy making our house into a beautiful home”).

I have had a great summer. I am looking forward to this approaching shift and still enjoying the warm breezes and cloudless skies.