|Tristan and friends at Aubergine.|
Even so, I have noticed a slow return to the normal activities of our home. We are getting out more and finding peace with the long rebuild.
Tristan went to a Teen Night event at the Berkeley Repertory Theater. What a great time he had! The play was Aubergine and he came home announcing how beautiful it had been.
Anatoly, who started with beginning foil this semester, has reached the point where he must wear the gear and bring his foil. This is extremely exciting. I am not sure what I expected him to think about fencing, but I am overjoyed that he loves it.
|Georgiana tasting Thai noodles at|
the Buddhist Temple.
|Anatoly modeling his fencing kit.|
|A family bike ride after many|
weeks without one.
|Georgiana and her Godmother at church-|
a place we would like to visit more often.
And church- we've been so sporadic in our attendance. I'd like to make time to attend Vigil again soon, especially with Great Lent approaching. It just feels like each weekend is a push for the kitchen and Karl, who is doing all of the work, is exhausted. It is hard to clean up and hop in the car for Vigil. Sometimes we are so immersed in a stage of the renovation that it doesn't make sense to attend Sunday morning, either. I have to remind myself that this is temporary.
What really made me feel a sense of normal was a family bike ride we made time for the other day. Georgiana hadn't been on a ride in so long, she loved it! We didn't go far, but it was enough. Now I want to take the bikes out every day. We are having a rare sunny week, but the rain will return. We had better get out there and enjoy it while we can.