But then I could say that about the whole year.
I slept in, wasted some time and then the day went, slightly weird. I feel as if I need time off which is absurd since I just finished week five of summer break.
The morning went by with talking with my husband first where we had one of those discussions that I find confusing because I thought he had already decided on something a few months back but now it seems everything about his project is still up in the air and then I made gnocchi from scratch. So we had a slightly fancy lunch:
Fried zucchini blossoms in pancake batter filled with goat cheese, herbs and roasted pine nuts.
Homemade gnocchi with tomato sauce and fried eggplant. The eggplant and tomatoes were from our garden.
I took a short break, watched the Tour de France while spinning and then my sister kindly reminded me that I should call my mother. Which I promptly did, we talked for half an hour. She is feeling a bit better but is still a little loopy from the pain and medication. She hasn’t been able to eat much lately, probably because of the pain medication and certainly because of the pain. There isn’t much that can be done at the moment.
My sister seems to be working like crazy to get my parents house in order and to feed everybody. I can’t say how grateful I am that she is doing this. And I hope that she gets to go home soon.
Then I watched some more cycling, did the ginormous pile of dirty dishes and pots and then it was time for dinner and watching Enterprise. That episode, „The Catwalk“ was surprisingly good. Then the boy and I talked for a bit and my husband and I talked for a bit, I started writing this post, read, did not do my homework for the publishing course and went to bed.
I had an epiphany yesterday morning that one of the reasons I feel so overwhelmed is that there are so many things that drain my thinking energy. Time is not the problem, not at all, I have plenty. It is energy. And so I am thinking about what things to let go. I unsubscribed from about a dozen newsletters in the past few days, and I’m thinking that it might be a good idea for me to step back from blogging every day. I’ll go back to just posting when I feel like it for a while again.