We packed the weekend in like a can of sardines.
A kindergarten graduation. An 8th graduation. A graduation party. A smores party.
Parents visiting. Dinner out. A full day at church and Scott speaking at another church for Sunday night.
There has not been much room for an extra breath.
It has been good stuff. Really good stuff.
And now that we have done all that good stuff
I would like to keel over and take a two week nap.
But since that is not an option I'm thinking about how I can soak up this summer.
When we were kids summer was an long strand of days stretching out before us
like paper lanterns hung on a wire.
Each warm day brilliant with its own possibilities.
We weren't sure what each day would involve but surely there would be some friends on hand and maybe some home made popsicles to eat out on the steps.
There was space and freedom and we had so much time on our hands we got bored.
And somehow, someway, I want to sneak some of that feeling of laziness and
leisure and possibility into these next three months.
I'm not quite sure how I will accomplish that with subbing part time, writing part time and mothering full time.
But I know this...I've done a whole year of complicated.
And I would like a summer full of simple.
Summer evenings with the boys playing in the back yard.
Reading fat books with good plots and even better dialogue.
Sipping lemonade with girlfriends.
An actual date with Scott...that would be a novelty.
I would like to re-organize my pantry.
Let's face it....I have delusions of grandeur.
But somehow, someway, I would like to be able to breathe a bit more,
to laugh a lot more and to enjoy the days that lay before me with the people
that I love the most.
Who's with me?