I love summer! And today was a nice summer day -- cool enough to wear jeans in the morning, enough rain to water the plants, and a lovely sunshiney evening with perfect temp. Everyday doesn't always bring such pleasant weather, but I have been enjoying the cooler summer this year.
And, it is so nice to be out of school! I wake up in the morning without that responsibility on my shoulders of getting the kids through their lessons. It seems we spend quite a bit of time on housework though, and 90% of the time I feel like it doesn't even make a dent! I was reading over at Sally Clarkson's blog and she said something about how her house is "always in the process of being in and out of messes." That's my house for sure. But, maybe that's where life takes place -- in the messes. So maybe I should be happy that there's a lot of "life" going on around here.
I've decided I need an eye checkup. I'm admitting that I've been avoiding knitting because it strains my eyes and gives me a headache. I hope it's not time for bifocals! I thought that was a nother 10 years down the road!
Preparations are underway for a family vacation in another week. We are actually GOING AWAY for vacation this year. This will be our first trip away since returning from Scotland. I think we are all excited, despite the 20 hours of driving each way. It sure takes a lot of organizing to ready 6 people for being away from home for 2 weeks. Next week is going to be hectic with a bridal shower, our 10th anniversary and family birthday celebrations (oh, and all the packing too!).
Maybe I won't think about all that tonight. Michael is sick with whatever the children had last week. He's due to leave for Pittsburgh first thing in the morning for a wedding this weekend. I need to go get that suitcase packed and then maybe sit and do something relaxing (not knitting) to try and get rid of the headache I incurred this afternoon.
Back to the subject of this post: summer. It certainly is flying by quickly. But there is so much to enjoy! The colors around are just gorgeous, the fruits and veg are amazing, beautiful and inspiring, and watching the children have fun makes me happy.