Today, the girls battled a small swarm of wasps, we topped homeschool with a dance party (during which I managed to snap a pic of all eight), and the boys couldn’t wait long enough for us to move the car out of the driveway which resulted in a busted out passenger side window; Now we have a bank of free labor at our disposal.
With little obligation and absolutely no place to be, I’ve had lots of opportunity to work with the girls, binge episodes of When Calls the Heart, and spend way too much time in the kitchen. Today’s menu included a double batch of rice crispy treats and fluffy biscuits with our new favorite gluten free blend. I’ve been grinding my own oat flour and mixing it with fine white rice flour. Adding in some xanthan gum, this simple blend works pretty well cup for cup… and makes for a pretty tasty pizza crust.
We’ve been processing the new information that was released today and my emotions are all over the board. Selfishly, an extension isn’t (on the surface) very threatening; All things aside, I don’t dislike the slow pace, lazy afternoons, time with the kids, and potential delay in Brice leaving the nest (is that really terrible of me?). Truth be told however, talk of evacuations, unrest, and a lack of goods tempts me to fear. And while I can’t really imagine leaving our life and home here, I miss the comfort of family and close friends. We’ve weathered many storms with loved ones in the states and it’s difficult to think about not having the same shoulders through this season. On the flip side, living through all of this along side our neighbors might be a precious opportunity and we will look for every occasion to love and to serve.
One day at a time.