Monday, March 26, 2018

Better Than Ativan



This morning was rough in the way that some mornings are very hard to negotiate as to reason to live and courage to do the same, but I took a decent walk and that helped a lot and then I drove to town where Jessie and the boys and Vergil and I all ate lunch at a very good sushi restaurant which was not Japanica. It's called Izzy's Pub and Sushi Bar and it is cozy and interesting and you know it's awesome because they've hired Hank to do trivia there on Monday nights. In the same building is a small bookstore, locally owned, and upstairs from the bookstore is a cupcakery.
So. Pretty much perfect, right?


I did not have a cupcake but I did buy a book. And I will go back.
As Jessie and Vergil and August were enjoying their desserts, Jessie said, "If I didn't have children I would spend so much time here, eating delicious cupcakes and reading books."
Isn't that a nice fantasy?
Of course it's fun to take the children there but even a mostly well-behaved two year old can cause some damage. And we agreed that when it's a locally owned place, you know that everything in the store has been purchased on a narrow budget.
But it is as child friendly as it can be. There's a little nook for reading books with a beanbag chair that Vergil and August made use of.


This boy got some milk.


But I could tell that he really wanted a cupcake. 

And then Jessie and those cute little guys and I proceeded on to the nursery which was our main destination where we bought a few things for our summer gardens. Tomatoes, peppers, eggplants. And I did buy a packet of corn seeds. 
A fun experiment, perhaps. 

And so I was saved once again by the sweet and powerful pull of the love of my babies. It is impossible to feel entirely hopeless when one is greeted by a small boy who raises his arms and yells, "It's MerMer!" when he sees you walk in the door and then grabs your arm and says, "Come," and shows you the bird feeder that he and his mama made and put up where the birds are now coming to eat. And when the littlest baby wakes up from a nap and sees you and smiles. 

It is all a comforting balm for the heart and for the soul, a dispelling of darkness to be replaced with the light of children. 
And sushi. And books. And a nursery filled with beautiful plants and pots and fountains and statues. 


We shall see what tomorrow holds. 

Love...Ms. Moon



17 comments:

  1. I'm sorry that you're feeling down. Mercury in retrograde and all. Those kids are so beautiful -- I can't believe how BIG the baby has already gotten!

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    1. Do you suppose that green tea is an antidote to the Mercurian retrograde?
      Isn't Levon growing up a bit too fast? I think so. Those poor children. I just kiss and kiss and kiss them. August is not amused.

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  2. I think we all really want a cupcake.

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    1. And I think we should all have a cupcake.

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  3. What a cool place, and a great outing for the kids. Tallahassee seems like it's got a lot of great little locally-owned nooks and crannies. I guess being a university town and the seat of government brings a lot of money and brains (at least in the university's case) to the area!

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    1. The woman who opened the bookstore actually used to work for Jeb Bush I believe. Odd. But I am grateful to her. And Tallahassee has always attracted a number of colorful people. Not sure why. Perhaps it is the universities. Or perhaps it's just the way it is.

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  4. The kids are such a constructive way to get your goodness in a day. Not good, alcohol, drugs, just baby love. And I applaud that and am envious! Joanne

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    1. Well, I can't say that no alcohol or drugs are involved. But the babies work the best. And I know how lucky I am. Especially that my kids don't mind hanging out with me and letting me kiss their babies too much.

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  5. we can compare notes on the corn. I talked to my neighbor who said you can grow corn in rows 12" apart as long as you water it well enough so I dug up the middle row Monday that I had planted on Saturday and almost every single corn seed had already sprouted a tiny root! I planted them back but put two rows in the space so now I have 4 rows of corn.

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    1. Hmmm...
      I have a lot to learn about the corn growing. I need to get it in the ground to begin with! NOW!

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  6. I hope the blackness has lifted tomorrow, but I think the Moons may have reached peak baby, and it doesn't get any better than this.

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    1. We may have reached peak baby. I do not know. I am not in control of these things. I was barely in control of my own reproduction! Okay, mostly I wasn't.
      But isn't it fun to watch Levon grow?

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  7. Cucpcakery. For some reason I am taken with that word. What beautiful photographs of such beautiful people. You will have many days such as this one, bathed in love.

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    1. The ladies who own and run the cupcakery are neighbors of Jessie and Vergil. Vergil mentioned that he'd like to get on the list of people who have access to the cupcakes that don't make the cut for selling.

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  8. Grandbabies are good for the soul.

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