Oh, the joy of biking – the freedom, the wind (and sleet) in our faces. It is fun, even when it is not an adventure. I have said it before: One of my favorite Danish authors said: “If you can’t make an adventure of going to the supermarked for bread, there is no need to travel anywhere”. I.e. The adventure is in your attitude, not in your context. I agree to some extend, and must say: “There is more adventure in a new beach / forrest/ capital / market / culture than my local greengrocer and the very (extremely) well known local area.” But we had fun. Bought all we needed for the week and the new recipes and came home with red cheeks and high spirits.
The new recipes were fun to checkout through the week. We created a new marble-style cake from one of the recipes, adapting it to something we liked more. And we made new indian dishes, which is always a blast.
One evening we made the great mistake of putting the dessert on the table, before I walked the dogs and the children put away the laundry. When I returned from the walk, I helped the kids with the bed linen, totally forgetting the dessert on the table. The dogs were fast, and the young dog was sick all night. Poor dog.
This, and the fact it was about time, made us do a cleaning day. Does this count as a week of peace? In our world it does. Normally we are so busy living, we can hardly find time for anything but a quick-fix, and for that reason, it was a relief to make and take enough time to really clean and organize our home, wash the bedding, the floors, clean the corners of normal mess, clean the bathroom thoroughly, listening to music and actually having fun.
On the same day, we started the spring cleaning The plan was for, my parents-in-law would come over for dinner. But as Grandpa was a bit sick, we decided to visit them instead, bringing the vegan brownies. It is always meaningful to spend some time with people you love, even if it is just at short dessert-visit. We talked, played a bit boardgames, the boys got their birthday presents and were happy about them and we had some cake and tea. Came home late and ate dinner even later. A privilege of the self directed: There is no bedtime, since we do not have to get up at any particular time in the morning.
But I will admit: On this day, we were tired.