tonight my house is vinegar clean. and i'm snacking on yogurt and blackberries before i head up to bed. the pungent haze of vinegar is crisp in the air. it's been a good day.
today i saw most of the little clutch of cousins that makes up my father's side of our family. it was a gathering to honor my uncle and aunt's 60th wedding anniversary. and it was lovely. i drove 2 hours there and back, alone on an overcast day. i loved that part too. and being in a little room full of so much love and ease and shared happiness....it was a lovely way to spend a couple of hours. i can see our grandparents in us all, somewhat. for some, my grandparents are their great grandparents, and for others, parents. but still they are the foundation that brings us all together once or twice a year, even so many years after their deaths. i didn't want to leave, but i had edgar at home, waiting for me.
and as a sidenote, this is the 500th post to my little blog that chronicles both our life in portsmouth village and my business that i happily give all my time to. here's to the next 500!