It has been a long, long week. Full of delicious food and lots of laughs. Cincinnati is where Kurt is from, but it is also not too far from where Rache lived from ages 7-12 (the most impressionable years), so it feels like home to us both. It has been great to see everyone and to catch up…
…but we are not going to sugar coat it; being in someones home, no matter whose it is, is hard. You feel out of place and often just a little awkward… not because your host makes you feel that way, but because you are out of your element. We are both exhausted and can’t wait to get back to home and to our work.
Some of the highlighted respites, have been out in the fields, walking around or on a run together or just laying in bed in our own space for a few minutes each morning. Those moments have been exactly what we both needed to recenter ourselves.t
Also, the food has been the most noticeable bonding experience. Beginning last Thursday we have been in foodie heaven, traveling all around to the coolest grocery stores (have you seen the new Whole Foods store?) and venturing out for cool restaurant experiences. Check out our post on our travels or Thanksgiving.
The night before Thanksgiving we cooked for Kurt’s dad and his siblings and their children. It was fun, beginning with super tasty deep fried gluten free Apple Fritters and ending with incredible Quinoa Stuffed Peppers. We will post the recipes soon, but man o’ man was it tasty!