I can’t believe the summer is over! But at least I feel like we made the most of it, my instagram feed certainly attests to that. Lots of days at the playground, afternoons at the farmer’s market, and evening walks down to Gasworks Park to watch the seaplanes fly overhead.
And so far, the fall has its charms as well. We had a huge adventure this week, riding the ferry to visit Carrie Anne’s farm. It reminded me that now that Z is almost two we need to go on more adventures! He is hilarious and delightful, and I love hearing him talk and make connections and get excited about the world. There’s really nothing better in this life.
Last winter was a hard one, because it felt like we were inside all day, every day. Since Z wasn’t really walking yet, I guess that makes sense. But now that he is a walking-running ball of energy, I am oddly excited for winter tramps through the woods, puddle-stomping in rain boots. Or at least that’s what I’m telling myself as the sunset creeps earlier each night.
Amidst the sun-drenched toddler adventures and the joy of feeding my family a whole-foods diet, I’m also reading stuff like this: Why Doctors Die Differently and How to Stop Hospitals from Killing Us.
It’s no secret that when I feel most happy and content, that’s when think about death the most. It’s almost as if the extremes in either direction feel the most fragile and ephemeral to me. Or maybe I am just morbid. Probably a little of both.
And so it is with healthy living–the motivation is part joy and part fear. I don’t know, for me everything has two sides like that. Am I the only one?
But anyway, both articles are worth reading. And they really speak to the experiences we had last year with my mother-in law.
Phewf! Now I am feeling the need to lighten things up a bit. I want to invite you to follow along with How to Quit Eating Like Crap (for real) if you haven’t already. I’m posting weekly activities that will help with a slow and gentle approach to creating lasting changes in your diet. (Sans dogma or self-loathing.) Join us?