we celebrated a day of rest on sunday, at home together. we read, i baked. luke fermented some vegetables from the farm & huck took a nap. i made a delicious salad of local arugula & luke warmed up eggplant parmesan leftovers in the oven. i stayed in bed for a good long time while luke did a bit of journaling on the front porch.
we have been thinking a lot about taking a day of rest each week, a sabbath. we decided to commit to six weeks of intentional rest on sunday as a sort-of experiment in our home. i have already noticed in myself a hesitancy to rest, a difficulty to trust that my to-do list will be checked off another day. i recently read somewhere, pinterest perhaps, this quote: "stop the glorification of busy." it really stuck with me, got me thinking, made me stop. i often glorify busy as some sort of earned title. if my calendar is filled up & i'm still working on sunday, i must be successful. let's be honest, though. my day of rest was much more enjoyable than a sunday of emails & laundry. my computer doesn't need to see me more than my husband. turning a page of a book is much more comforting than opening a new tab. i'm tired of busy.
so instead of pinning delicious recipes of peach preserves, i actually preserved. it's been far too long & my canning supplies were tired of gathering dust in the garage. i spent the evening chopping, boiling, simmering, mashing, & sealing peaches into ten jars of peach butter. perfect on top of sunday morning's biscuits.
|labels from second issue of taproot|
i want to share a bit of my sunday's rest with you. comment below with any thoughts you might have about today's entry or any experiences you have with setting aside a day for rest. i'll mail one lucky reader a jar of peach butter along with a few surprises & a handwritten note.
i'll choose a winner on thursday morning, september 20th, & mail the package the following monday, september 24th. i'm excited to hear your thoughts! closed!