|The above four photographs are from a late afternoon walk today in Valley Forge. We often walk this river trail . First with Penny. Now with baby in tow.|
|There's a whole lotta love in this photo.|
|We were gifted with leaves and leaves of basil so Matt made homemade mozzarella (on the plate), and I made a pesto with almonds we had in the freezer.|
|The two bath photos are from a few days ago; we've taken to give Annie baths in the sun room this past week.|
My (a bit older, and so much wiser) co-worker has this saying: "Eat the meat, and spit out the bones". She means that to absorb, chew, on the good stuff, and take the rest with a grain of salt. It's a way to get through the utter BS of cubicle culture. But I thought about it in a different way today as I was choosing what photographs to highlight in this entry. This past week at work has been a a dizzying nightmare. And I have been taking it home with me. So I'm going to work harder - really hard - on leaving my Monday-Friday at work, and wholly absorbing my home life in that little girl, above. Oh, and that boy, too - he's not half bad. :) I've worked too hard to get where I am in my personal life to have a job gnaw at the edges of that beauty.
Yesterday Matt and I had a dinner out and saw his favorite comedian in the city (Paul F. Tompkins, with a surprise guest opening by John Hodgman - score!), and today we had a perfect and quiet Sunday whipping up baby food for the week (and some adult goodies for us, above) and ended the day with a riverside stroll.
So to the ugliness that was displayed to me this week: this - this - is sacred. And you can't touch that.
(I'm already liking my new bad ass self.)