I’ve been sick the last few days, sick with awful laryngitis. Nights have been horrible, sleep has been non-existent and the weather has been sticky and muggy and making the whole thing worse.
I have to admit that this morning, taking Little Miss to preschool felt good. But I still needed time. I’m not one of those people who needs big productions to feel like alone time has been had. Just an hour to do something that I want to do, without having to manage anything or anybody else but me… So my mom came to the rescue and took Little Man for a few hours so I could just go. What did I go do you may ask?
There is an industrial road just minutes from our home. Mostly, it is lumber yards, general contractors and quarries. But for as long as I can remember, there has been a stretch of fields along that road that have been unoccupied and filled with what feels like century old wild blueberry bushes. It is a carpet stretching as far as the eye can see. Some of the bushes are as tall as I am. I like to pretend that the person that owns the land has kept it empty to preserve the natural heritage (a lady can dream!) and all true summer, every day of every week while blueberries are in season, there are people in the fields, buckets in hand, filling up. When I felt the cool breeze this morning, knowing the heat and humidity was coming, I set for the patch and gave myself an hour to pick everything I could. At the time I was there this morning (before 8am), it was me and the field. In one hour, I picked 4 cups!
As you can tell from the last few pictures, the season is only starting, so we are planning a family trip back this week-end and we are making wild blueberry and maple jam!
When I came back home to my mom’s, Little Man had fallen asleep in his stroller. He was happily napping in the sun and I got to spend some time with my mom. Bonus!
And tonight, there are dishes to be washed, clothes to be washed, clothes to be folded, toys to be picked up and mail to be sorted through… and all these things will get done : Tomorrow! And that is okay…
Good night everyone! Be good to yourselves.