I can’t even remember the last time this happened.
I had the house to myself on Saturday. Something that with 6 kids (even 6 older kids) is virtually unheard of. Between the regional FIRST (robotic) competition and PAXEast (a video gamers’ convention) both in the Boston area, I found myself with only Pippin in our house (and the flock out back.)
For the entire day.
I decided to not waste a minute and only do what makes me happy. (Okay I did do some laundry, but I justified it by saying that clean clothes make me happy, actually they make me very happy.)
I wrote for a few hours on a manuscript project that was near completion.
And then I went to a local fantastic Easter egg hunt where they hid the eggs along a wildflower trail for the kids. I snagged a few eggs to get some photos.
After that I stopped at a local farm stand, looked at the flowers and got some drunken cheese – sheep cheese soaked in red wine – this stuff is glorious and is our new found passion to put on top of pasta.
I went home, wrote for a few more hours and finished the final draft of my manuscript. It’s the story of my first year with chickens and children and the lessons I’ve learned.
And it’s done.
It now goes to a final edit and then I’ll be ready to push that baby out of this nest to start work on the next project which has already been started (hey, writers write.)
So when you’ve had a productive day, seen beauty, and have completed something you’ve been working on for ages, what do you do?
Why you go out and celebrate.
Which is exactly what I did.
Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at Wendy@SimpleThrift.com
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