MamaBlogger365 – An Unremarkable Weekend Worth Remembering by Shira Adler, Diva Mama
When life or the circumstances of our experience conspire in ways that feel guided but confusing, sometimes the best remedy is to look for a break in the routine and escape to higher ground. In my case, this weekend “higher ground” meant walking aimlessly amongst the pumpkins, cheesecake, donuts and cider vendors and bluegrass tinged air that populated the crowded, yet still agreeable, apple orchard some ten minutes from our house.
While others endure hours in the car to get to this must see destination, particularly with scant few “fall foliage” weekends remaining, we are lucky to live close by to such an idyllic setting. So, after visiting my daughter in the sanitarium, I gathered my son and my honey and began an odyssey to enjoy our weekend, come hell or high water. Luckily, the emotional ﬂood waters of the last couple of weeks receded and it didnʼt take much arm twisting to have a calm, restful and eminently picturesque couple of days.
Our ﬁrst stop was Outhouse Orchards, where upon biting into the most succulent honey crisp apples Iʼve ever tasted, my son burst out a surprising question: “why does this taste like apple juice?” I took it to mean why was this apple so juicy, but regardless, it was a funny question, reminding me once again of the importance of feeding my children healthy, organic, local and sustainably grown produce so that they know what food should actually taste like!
From there we took a drive up to the Rhinebeck Aerodrome where my son drooled over the WWI machine gun equipped biplanes while I occupied myself by snapping iPhone photos of the nationʼs ﬁrst female aviators whose likenesses were captured in a small yet powerful collection of dusty rosewood frames. For those of you who think this ﬁeld is limited to Amelia Earhart, Google has plenty to share on the herstories of Harriet Quimby, Matilde Moisant and Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman.
Bio: By day Shira Adler is a cantor, spiritual vocalist, certified pastlife regressionist, voice-over artist, producer, performer, writer/blogger and mompreneur and by night… well, she is actually the same person at night though she does admit to wearing fuzzy socks when no one can see her and hiding a secret stash of Mallomars somewhere near her writing desk for those late night pick-me-ups. In, around, and between her various work activities, she is raising two beyond-the-spectrum children as a single mom (though lovingly gives a shout out to her best friend, editor and soulmate whom she considers the bees knees). Is it any wonder her website’s tag line is One Voice Many Paths? Seriously, look up the definition of a multi-tasking Mama and you will find her picture there. But when it comes to living a life of connection, faith and consciousness Shira is the gal to call — or if you’re fresh out of Mallomars — she’s always happy to give you one. For more information visit: ShiraAdler.com, read her blog at Diva-Mama.com; Social: Twitter (1DivaMama), Facebook (DivaMama1), Tumblr (not really sure, but the name is cute) and LinkedIn (because doesn’t everyone?).
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