It’s been one of those weeks where you wonder where has the time gone?!
We didn’t accomplish as much as we would have liked to. Last week Jeff hurt himself when he twisted in a weird way. We thought whatever it was just needed time to heal. He still braved Saturday Market with a smile on his face. (Have a mentioned how in awe I am of his incredible pain tolerance? It’s crazy. Seriously.) This week he was still in pain, so he made an appointment with his favorite chiropractor, that he only goes to in emergencies. They got us in right away and we were so grateful.
Since we were all the way in Eugene and had a little time before the appointment, we decided to swing by a nearby farm- Thistledown Farm (pictured above with the beautiful red barn.) They had u-pick strawberries (no spray) for $1.25 a pound! What a great deal! We didn’t have long to pick, but we managed to come home with some. (They also sell pre-picked boxes for $18.75.) It’s that magical time of year when we start filling the pantry back up, transforming bare shelves into overflowing bounty. It starts small. A single glass jar with some dried herbs from the garden. A few bags of strawberries in the freezer. And before you know it, the pantry will be packed and we’ll hardly be able to find room for it all.
At the chiropractor, they discovered that Jeff had dislocated a rib. I didn’t even know you could do that. Talk about painful! They gently moved it back in place. But it seems it moved out of place again. We have another appointment tomorrow (it’s common to need to go a few times to get it back in alignment.) We’ve had a lot more running around this week and a lot less being home getting stuff done, than we like, but it’s so worth it to get Jeff feeling good and back in balance. We are grateful for what we are able to get done and okay with what we don’t. Jeff got some custom orders finished, we brought home some strawberries…. the garden work might be a little behind, but oh well! Go with the flow, right?
We are still planning on going to Saturday Market this weekend. So, if I don’t get back here before then, you’ll know what we’re up to!
I want to let you all know how much your comments and messages mean to me. I spent most of the week away from the computer. When I came to check my mail today, it was such a gift. Hearing from you helps through all the challenges- when I’m feeling exhausted or overwhelmed, I can read a message from you and it brightens my whole day. Thank you.