How is this Letter 20? Where have the last 20 weeks gone? June is almost here!*
Most evenings I make creamy, golden turmeric milk for the family about an hour before bedtime. It’s perfect on chilly evenings, but even with the increasing heat and humidity everyone still likes it served up hot! We sip our warm, comforting drinks as a way of winding down before lights out. I’ve been trying to work on our evening and bedtime routines, and Pinterest promises me that not only will the health benefits of turmeric give us long life and super-powers, but it will also naturally encourage deep and restful sleep. Bottoms up!
The children and I visited a farm yesterday, where Hosanna had her first natural horsemanship lesson. The horses were beautiful and friendly, running up to us like eager dogs when we first arrived and stood at the gate, watching them. While Hosanna spent time with the horses, the boys roamed a nearby creek. It was so sunny and relaxing, as I watched them all enjoy being outdoors. At one point I was sneezed on by a curious horse companion, who spray-painted my shirt with green splatters.
Then I cleaned up and went out to dinner with my sisters, barely keeping my eyes open, and slurping down a huge bowl of ramen. The ramen craze has hit St. Louis and it is a good one-perfectly delicious comfort food. The sisters pointed out I did, indeed, get a wee bit sunburned. I don’t know how-I was covered in stuff. Meanwhile the teacher of the class looked fresh and brown when we left, even though she’d spent most of the day outdoors with the horses and I, barely two hours there, ended up burned and horse-sneezed and limp-haired. I guess somebody has to be the weak white one.
This weekend my plans are to rest, organize things, and make good food. And read-always read.
Have a good one!
*In case you didn’t realize.