It continues to be a very wet spring here on the West Coast. Temperatures are rising a bit though so in between the rain we’ve also had some nice-ish days and things are beginning to grow in the garden.
Even my compost seems a little more beautiful these days:
Pearl had her last pro-d day of the school year and the day was sunny so we took advantage and had what the girls referred to as a Ladies Date. We spent the whole day in Roberts Creek. We played on the playground, got ice cream, visited the shops, browsed farm stands, and played at the beach. I didn’t take a single picture and it was kind of nice to put my phone away and just enjoy the time with my girls.
The first backyard popsicles of the year!
It’s been a hard week to follow the news. And even though I live in a country where I do feel safe to send my kids to school, I felt that squeeze of fear as I dropped my firstborn off at the building on Wednesday morning. Americans, I am enraged for you. I am enraged that your leaders care more for power than they do for the lives of your children. I am enraged that there are people citing the name of Jesus Christ and the importance of life, who honour guns over these lost lives. I am so angry at having watched this over and over again throughout my adult life. I know there are people saying that if Sandy Hook didn’t change anything, this will never change; I’ve said so myself. But I really, really want to be proven wrong. There are moments for silence but this is not one of them.
I hope you are all taking care of yourselves. I hope there is some sunshine in your days this week.