you may know those days… i was actually in good health, not totally, but almost.the little part, that didn’t feel that well, in my case it was my throat, almost didn’t get any attention, because all my attention went to my girls health or sickness – i know, a typical mum-syndrom.we hardly deal with serious sickness over here, ’cause yes, i’d say we are blessed with good health.this time was different though.it hit them hard.harder than i was prepared for.fever, lots of deep coughing and running noses.the fever was the worst. 2 or 3 days, where their bodies were fighting.their breaths were short and broth, salve lime blossom and wild thyme tea’s were on.leg compresses and so on.we also gave them some fever syrup and cough syrup to support their weary bodies.the nights were restless and interrupted.and we couldn’t go outside for our walks.couldn’t go to get our fresh milk.this.yes this, was driving me almost nuts.we did go outside in the garden and even when the girls had fever, we layed them on the terrace on the sheepskin covered with woolblankets.but its just not the same as walking in nature, smelling the trees, bark and moss of the woods.hearing the birds that you only hear in the woods….to make a long story short: after those 5 days i felt like i need to get away somewhere, to get out of the house.
so yesterday around lunchtime i packed my two girls in our transporter and drove to a birkenstock outlet, i just discovered that we have one close bye, only 15 minute drive from our house.that was my plan.only that.i needed slippers and sandals and 50% of the original price sounded just great.so we drove there and i equipped myself and the girls got their very first pair of birkenstock shoes.their happy proud faces already gave me a first energy kick.
and while we were driving home the girls were constantly talking about going on a trip, going to the chiemsee lake ‘ mama, sun is shining.weather is so good.’ i heard from the backseat.so i decided we just do that.now.spontaneously.i had packed two apples and a bottle of water before we left the house.while on our way home, i changed the route and because i missed the exit where it goes to the chiemsee lake, we just took the next one.i stopped at a bakery and grabbed two brezels and a ‘schorle’. i remembered that on that way there must be this really tiny farm road that leads into the moor nearby our home.and there we went.
just slowly driving on that little path, seeing the cows walking beside us on the field, and getting right to the woods felt like a little holiday.i felt how my body was already starting to relaxe.when we got there i quickly changed into my new birkenstock slippers, grabbed my backpack and the girls and off we went.because they felt still weak, we actually didn’t really go that far into the moor and the woods.we literally made 10 breaks.sat down.looked at the unripe red blueberries, watched lots and lots of butterflies, picked the first death nettles and played we would be bees drinking the sweet nectar out of the purple blossoms.the girls alternatly hold on to the bouquet of deathnettles.after walking a few steps the girls were busy getting rid of little stones in their new slippers.i think this must have been their favourite action there.getting their slippers on and off and on and off.when we found a good place, we just sat down and ate.i was soaking in the smell and sounds of the moor and the woods and those two little high voices, discussing and arguing beside me….i was in my perfect place and my batteries were recharged.we only stayed there for half an hour, we didn’t go or walk far.we just spontaneously went to the right place.i think for us all….a little after-sickness getaway.