As we were not expected in church today because we were supposed to be on our return hike we opted for a day of total sabbath. Caroline had a pretty decent night and Kev got a good amount of sleep so he was fine with getting up with her when she was wide awake at 5:30. They left me to sleep… and apparently she played happily in her pack and play and even fell asleep all on her own in the pack and play… slept for a good 40 minutes or so. I was left to sleep peacefully for 2 hours. Starting the day this way… at 7:30… a lovely way to start. I offered to make up some gluten free pancakes or something. I like to make nice breakfasts if and when we have a lazy day at home (which is pretty rare). We opted for waffles and bacon. I realized in the process of making them that I had never made waffles before. So Kev gave me helpful tips. And we had a very tasty breakfast. Caroline gleefully sucked on watermelon and gobbled up rice cereal with yogurt.
She was ready for a nap when we got done with breakfast. So I laid down with her and nursed her to sleep. I then returned to the task of writing out her birth story and attaching pictures to it. She slept for about an hour and a half and then woke up draped herself across me, nursed a tiny bit more, and then slept on me for another hour, using my breast as a pillow. It was very sweet, like she did when she was much tinier. She woke up happy shortly before lunch. I listened to the birth playlist I made throughout the day. Good, good music.
We had a simple lunch- pb and j on that yummy spelt sourdough bread. Caroline tried egg yolk for the first time, and liked it.
We did our daily scripture reading.
And then Caroline played happily in the bedroom for awhile and then nursed down to another nap. I kept writing.
I spent the whole day remembering the long journey to her birth. And it was lovely to have the time to do so. Kev worked on some projects on his computer much of the day. I finally finished the write up around 5:30.
And then we walked to our favorite Mexican restaurant in its new, closer to us location. And on the way we came across an Asian Market very close to our house. We had no idea. I’ve been looking for “sweet rice flour” for WEEKS. And a facebook friend suggested checking an Asian market. It was locked up, but the sign on the door said they were open until 7. So I knocked. And they let me in. I asked “Do you have sweet rice flour?” And he said “Yes.” And took me right to it. The bag didn’t say “sweet rice flour”, it said “glutinous rice flour”, but I’ll take his word for it. And… it was only 97 cents! And this little store is a good source for other things we buy often!
We enjoyed a delicious dinner. Caroline too- she gobbled down avocado slices while we shared a double order of fajitas. We brought home enough leftovers for a couple of lunches. And then we walked home.
And just now I ate the last yummy cookie from the batch referenced yesterday and we’re watching an episode of The Wire.
One thing I love- days like this.
They are rare. And they are precious. The crazy semester starts a week from tomorrow. Training events start this week. I have major revisions to make to my paper. I have reading to do for the first day of my classes. But today we rested, we remembered, we looked ahead… and it was lovely.