I miss the lack of schedule.
I love that we have time to play with little or no agenda.
I don't enjoy the quarrelling this endless playtime often breeds.
I love the healthy glow of sun on our skin.
I don't enjoy glistening and the stickiness of sweaty clothing on my skin.
I love Summer evenings--cicadas, lightening bugs, sunsets.
I hate that none of that happens until past my childrens' bedtimes so they don't get to enjoy it.
A couple of nights ago my husband and I were discussing that our attitudes are in a bit of a funk. We were able to list many small contributing factors, but rejoiced that there was not any one BIG thing. In this season, thankfully, all our 'big things' are in check.
Still, we agreed that we wanted to shake off this mid-Summer funk. I spent Friday morning knocking several things off my to do list that have been lingering there since school got out, waiting for me to make them a priority. A weight was lifted immediately, just knowing those things were not hanging over my head. (I continue to be surprised at just how much of a difference productivity makes to my sense of self worth.)
Saturday we decided to get out of the house--to escape the muddy, messiness and relax. My in-laws allowed us to borrow their boat and enjoy some tubing on a nearby lake. They joined us around lunch and we made a great memory...
Grandmother tubing with the children!
Is she a rock star, good sport, fun-loving, memory making grandmother or what?
By Saturday afternoon we felt refreshed and revived. Nothing like warm sun, the wind in your face, the water, family time and laughter to chase away the Summer funk!