It's been a trying few weeks, while we twiddle our thumbs and wait for our Canadian visa to go through various hoops.
We've done quite a lot of packing, but are having a hiatus for week or so because we are frankly exhausted, stressed and generally bewildered and befuddled. At any given moment we could be told to hit the airport and swap countries. All the planning and preparation doesn't help us with this one final hurdle.
And we are control freaks. Quite the challenge.
The solution to this (as we have learned on our previous expat adventures) is to live one week at a time.
It is important to seek frivolity, hilarity and satisfaction within the maelstrom.
Poppet and I found some of that after school today. We picked lemons.
LOTS OF THEM!
We have a lovely old lemon tree in our yard which is perfect for climbing, but Poppet won't as she has developed a weird fear of ants. She's never been bitten, but there you have it.
So I climbed the tree and threw the lemons down for her to catch. Generally I threw badly and Poppet missed her catches. We were in hysterics. There were aphids slipping down our sleeves and getting in our hair. We freaked out a bunch of ladybugs who evacuated the tree all at once.
It was a lovely spontaneous hour together. No doubt it will be the highlight of my week.
And seeing as I have a pretty decent sore throat at the moment, I'll make some lemon tea and try to figure out what to do with the rest of the harvest.
Do you have a favourite lemon recipe? Feel free to share! Pretty Please!