Our bodies have these wonderfully un-subtle ways of telling us to slow down sometimes. I think they send us subtle messages, but if these are ignored (which I have been doing of late) then they force us. Full stop.
I slept most of the day yesterday, not really able to stay awake, my body yelling at me to rest some more. Too many months (well, years, really) of incredibly broken sleep. Scoliosis-related neck and back issues. Too much. No Mama time.
The pain has subsided, and my color is back. But I will heed the warning, and listen to the message. To slow down and somehow re-think, re-manage what is a priority and what can wait.
In the meantime, I’m going to make an apple pie. Or two or three. Because we went apple picking the other day, at this fabulous organic apple and pear orchard near Ottawa, and I have a huge box of them. Now that’s a delicious Labor Day.
These are photos from some new antique cotton ticking napkins we have newly listed in our shop. The ticking looks untouched, unused after all these decades. It’s so beautiful.
Wishing you a wonderful Labor Day! I will be back here in the next few days with the Elderberry Dyeing photos.