Finals are over. I still have a directed study that needs to be finished by the end of May, but the bulk of the pressure is off. I am so relieved. This has been such a rocky semester. Many of the classes were ones I had been putting off (read = not very exciting). I got eyeball deep in a bunch of extra circulars, including a big research project. Farm season started. I had a lot of soul-searching to do as well as thinking about the future. And, to add fury to the fire – there was the therapy which has been so incredibly difficult.
I cooked eggs yesterday and realized that’s the first time I’ve cooked in at least two months. P has been getting us by, cooking up big meals on Sundays and sometimes during the week. Otherwise it’s been takeout, tortilla chips, and popcorn. I wish I were kidding.
I’m taking today for myself. Too bad it’s rainy because I was hoping for some quality time in the garden. I have ~150 plants on the deck awaiting soil, including a number of large shrubs and trees. I’m not sure where they’re going, exactly, but they were “good deals”, orphans or just pretty and so they sit. Tomorrow P and I head down to a state park for our annual morel hunting trip. P found a few delicious handfuls the other day so they’re out! We just need to go and find more.
Thanks, friends, for sticking with me over the past several weeks. I know it’s been ugly around here but your listening and encouragement have been invaluable to me. Today I feel like the worst is behind me. That may not be true, I don’t know, but I’m going to believe it for now because that sure feels good.