i wiped the counters down with a half a lemon. and sprayed my vinegar and dish soap concoction on a towel to wipe away the stickiness. my fresh and chemical free disinfecting routine, because i know the cats wander around there in the night. it's morning. i'm boiling water for both tea and coffee. i'm in a tea loving phase lately and tom wants coffee before he leaves for work. i cut up fruit for our morning smoothies. just a basic morning routine. and it's while i'm doing these mindless little tasks in the dark of early morning that i think of all our neighbors just a few hundred miles away who's homes are burned and flooded or just dark and cold with no power. i watch the news reports of communities burned, patients being carried from darkened hospitals with no power. premies who's nurses fill their little lungs with air by hand with a plastic bag of a pump. mother's who have just given birth. and i start my day with sadness and concern as well as gratitude, marveling at the resolute human spirit.
today we start our new hours at the studio. tom is appalled that we'll be open through the best halloween hours. but we'll have candy to give out at the studio as well. we'll be there today from 11 to 6.