How quickly we get back into a routine. Kevin and I woke up at 5:30 am, got up and had a cup of tea and some breakfast. Then I drove over to the school to give the kids the colouring books and pencil crayons I had bought for each of them. When they saw me drive up to the school, they were all jumping up and down and waving. What a 'welcome home' greeting. It was so nice to see them all again. I didn't stay as the kids were writing exams today and I had to get back to finish painting the guest house.
I will be setting up a meeting with the school committee to present them with the fundraising money. I can't wait to see their faces.
When I got back home, Kevin lead me around the property, showing me all the things he and Nacho had accomplished while I was away. We now have a beautiful fence, providing some security next to the cliffs. Much safer now. Then I checked out my garden, which is totally overgrown. I have to get in there and start weeding again! Carrots are growing nicely and so is a leafy green, which we discovered through the wonders of the internet is called Mizuna. It looks a little bit like a type of Arugula with wider leaves and it has a bit of a cabbage bite to it. It's quite delicious. And my tomato plants are really growing. I picked a beautifully ripe tomato. It was small, but really tasty. Then hens gave us 6 eggs today, as well.
After reacquainting myself with the land, I got to my chores. I started by putting the first coat of paint in the shower and then the kitchen cabinets, where I had left off two and a half weeks ago. Then Kevin was hankering for some lunch, so I made us both sandwiches with egg, tomato, cheese and Mizuna greens. I continued my painting for a few more hours, but since it was so cloudy today and Kevin was working on installing the light fixtures, it was becoming too dim to see what I was doing, so I cleaned up the brushes and went in to bake some banana bread with the rest of the bananas Rolando gave us. Then I started on dinner. It's nice to be back and feeling productive.
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