Today has been quiet. It is the first day in about ten days that the children have not had tummy troubles and have been able to eat whatever they want without consequence. Father John and Co. are laying tile in the Chapel and eating Mexican Seafood Soup that Miguel's wife prepared and I am puttering around the house. I keep coming back to this arrangement of dried hydrangea that I put in on the wooden chest by the front door. I bought eight stems from our little farmer's market this morning (along with five purple and white eggplants that will be grilled and made into babaganush at some point) and promptly put them in a white metal flower container. I keep rearranging the blooms to get the right balance of color.
The boys are busy bees out-of-doors today. The ride-on lawnmower is parked in front of our house because it is broken and they are playing on it, pretending that they are construction workers. Sugar Plum is quietly knitting up bracelets and necklaces to give to her friends (one of whom is a six month old baby!). She is using her long-lost knitting fork that I found by simply sticking my hand between couch cushions (though we removed all of the cushions multiple times to look for it or make pillow forts in the weeks that it has been missing!).
Later, I think that we'll wash our shells from the beach and lay them in the sun to dry. I'll finish up a washcloth and we may go swimming. I'm not sure what we will have for supper, but it will probably include the babaganush! It would also be nice to have warm peach crisp, but that depends on whether the peaches are ripe.
I hope that you are having a peaceful day too!