All this is happening the very same week that my peonies are blooming. The first one was picked on Sunday and I'm guessing the last one will be picked before the week is finished. Talk about pure joy. This is it! Several times a day I walk out to check on the bushes. Each day I pick some more and then spend countless minutes throughout the day photographing them! Ha ha ha! The children are sick and tired of me driving around town pointing out every incredible peony bush in bloom to them. They do not care!!!
I have a whole post to devote to peonies at some point, but I have to post a few now! :) Tomorrow we'll do wedding flowers -- and right now I have about 80 white peony blooms in my kitchen and fridge!
In the midst of all this real life, all my kids want to do is go to the pool! ha ha! We have had lovely weather for it this week -- mid 80's.
On Monday I managed to spend some time in the kitchen garden. Just about everything is planted except a few more marigolds and a bunch of basil. Weeding doesn't bother me but planting seeds I find tedious! I am avoiding it..... Once this garden is done I need to move on to the mammoth task of my side garden which is now overgrown with perennials. It will take a solid week to get it done.
I am slowly unwinding from the school year. I am remembering how much I love homemaking and missing time to take good photos, record recipes, stitch, embroider, quilt, create. I am searching for margin in each day.
Well, I have a little flower girl in the tub who needs her hair washed. :)
May you savor the joys and have strength for the sorrows in your week.