I’m a creature of habit and I love my rituals. They change throughout the season and over the years. The one thing that remains constant is how they keep me going. On track. Moving along. Without them I get lost and find myself in a sea of unnavigable waters. My newest ritual involves a warm cup of Yogi Bedtime tea every night. It puts me to sleep and keeps me there until the morning light peeks in on me. Jeff says it’s the valerian root that relaxes me. Yes, that is probably it. But how can I explain the way I am now starting to get sleepy just by thinking about and making the tea? There you see the power of ritual. It keeps me on track.
Other rituals that will be embraced here in the next few days:
~ preserving our tomato harvest
~ cutting the basil and turning it into (even more) pesto
~ freezing corn (again)
~ embracing the well-loved and much missed ritual of making yogurt for our daily breakfast
~ surely the yogurt making will be followed by granola making
~ back to school, in a structured way: grammar lessons, math activities, scientific observations and record-keeping, journal writing and art classes
and of course, checking on the chickens and thanking them for the eggs.