We miss the girls. Yesterday was fine until it was time to go home, and I didn't get to go pick the kids up. That time of day is often more stressful than my entire workday. Sometimes they're fighting with each other, or just petulant for no clear reason. They don't want to do this or that, but they do want to whine. One day last week, when I told Sarah what I'd made her for dinner, she wept inconsolably until I just sent her to her room. Sometimes they're king-ka-maya-maya adorable, though. Often. So, just going home to a quiet house was a bit of a downer.
However, I had some quiet time, which is rare. Then Jeremiah came home and we celebrated the fact that we could just, go for a walk at 7PM instead of the usual "winding down" ruckus in which we must engage, by going for a walk. Much to our delight, the new Oakhurst Market has finally opened! Just down the road from us, less than half a mile away (oh-oh-oh-wuh, it's just a, it's just a...) is a market that sells exciting meats, cheeses, local veggies and various baked goods as well as ice cream! Local milk, local yogurt, and some well-traveled beers and wines. After chatting with all the neighbors we bumped into there, we picked up a Pine Street chorizo salami and some ice cream we'd never seen before and rushed home before our dessert could melt. Then, we made a caprese salad with basil and tomatoes from our very own garden, picked moments before going on the plate, and mozzarella cheese we'd gotten at the Decatur Farmer's Market. It all was a mighty fine dinner that required no application of heat. All that deliciousness coupled with the fact we were able to Skype with the girls earlier, made for a great evening. Not bad for a school night.