We can attempt to teach the things that one might imagine the earth would teach us: silence, humility, holiness, connectedness, courtesy, beauty, celebration, giving, restoration, obligation and wildness.
David Orr from "Earth in Mind"

Apr 8, 2008

On Running Away

On Sunday Alder and I went for a drive, it was meant to be only twenty minutes away. But then I got it in my head that we would visit my godparent's who were of course not there. By then we were only a half hour away from Northampton, and what better place to walk around aimlessly and possibly find this book. So we turned our twenty minute drive into an hour and a half.

The trip turned into something more important. Life has been very hectic for the last six months and Alder has really gotten lost in the chaos (more on this and the changes being made soon). So for this day I let him lead. We spent almost and hour in this toy store, basically it's like walking into a Nova Naturals catalog. Then we walked around the Main Street twice until settling on Paul and Elizabeth's for lunch. I hadn't been there since lunch on the day I got married, and not almost five years later I was sitting there with my son.

A few hours and one warm chocolate chip cookie later we ended up at home to a delicious and good looking meal that Kevin created, involving pasta, sundried tomatoes, eggplant, sunflower seeds and some other goodies.

Noodles and broth
Broth
The Last Bite
Heading Back Home
Greeted with this

4 comments:

trish said...

it's great that you guys are able to take a break once in a while, and that adler can take the reins once in a while ;)

Christy said...

It is so wonderful to have days like that. I try to make sure we have at least 2 a month.

Anonymous said...

I've been enjoying your blog for a while now. How funny to check in today and discover you'd been in my town! Glad you had a good day,
:-) Lise, in Northampton

The Grocer said...

Alder looks so grown up in those first three pics, havent been around for a while so maybe it's my memory.