Jared and I hear footsteps outside the greenhouse. Our son, Beren, leaps through the doorway. "Surprise!" he yells.
"How did you find us?" Jared asks.
"I tracked you. One set of footprints was a dead end, and the other led here," he replies.
Sometimes, I go back and hold the hand of my younger self. "It will be ok, little sister. You will survive. I promise you. You are doing ok."
Today, I faltered a bit, inside. "Little sister, you'll be ok," I heard. Thank you, big sister.
Splitting firewood is good for self esteem. I recommend it.
1. Fiskars X27 36" Super Splitting Axe. Fiskars is not paying me. This splitting tool saved our backs. I like my back and your back, too. This lightweight tool is truly "super". Jared read an online review for the tool, to which I owe my upper body, so I am passing on the know recommendation. We gave it to my father-in-law who said, "Finally, a useful gift." Take it from a truly handy man.
2. Straight grained wood. I can't tell you where to find this because there are many wood-crazy people with trucks, like me, who skulk around looking for legitimately unclaimed wood. Because I am self-employed, work at home, and rise late, I am hardly on the road. So, someone else already got the good wood anyway. Despite my husband's admonishments, I pick up the knotty, twisted stuff that the early risers passed up. Better luck to you.
3. A person whom you find attractive who admiringly says, "Yeah!" every time you send another piece of split wood flying across the yard.
After that, you are all set for a few days. Enjoy your self esteem and excellent love life.