Someone told me recently that the average stay at home mum is on social media 3 hours per day!!!
How is that possible?!! (it must be a lie?)
We are about to begin a manic whirlwind of crazy days which will last about ten days - this will include lots of driving children places, watching children participate in various events at various places, birthdays, holidays, work days,visiting special friends days, study days, school days, car days, train days, aeroplane days, taxi days... crazy days.... fun days.....
I'm currently in the middle of Heather Bruggeman's 30 Day Vegan workshop. Perfect for sweet potato treasures, don't you think?
She recently posted a video of cooking roasted sweet potatoes. She said they are so good, "people will be talking about them". That's a big thing to say about roasted sweet potatoes. After all, they're just roasted sweet potatoes, right? (that's what the inner sceptic in me thought )
With sweet potato discoveries last night, I thought, perfect timing to have a go. So I did...
...and you know what? They were realy really good. The simple dressing of olive oil, orange juice and coriander (aka cilantro) is the secret. Holy guacamole - or rather, holy sweet potatoes! Nice combo. Even our very passionately anti sweet potatoers approved (and that's saying something)..
Also included, an almost 5 year old decided we MUST have one more photo. "Mum! Let's put in a fork and make it look like a REAL MEAL!" And so he did....
We live continents away from our extended family. Among other things, this means we're raising our children without the support of family in the traditional sense (this also means that we've been out on about 2 dates in the past 12 years). This has it's positives and negatives. But, ultimately, it's all that we know. I've been fine with it until the past about 12 months - since then I get, occassionally, that longing... yearning for lineage.
And then, I have beautiful reminders.
Moments like this...
... afternoons surrounded by old friends.
Friends who have seen my highs and lows.. and love me in spite of it all.
Friends whose laughter and tears are all part of each other.
Intertwined and connected through time - simultaneously, where time is both finite and limitless.