Ahh, Summer…

July was a busy month and August looks to be busy, as well. It’s like everyone is trying to get stuff in before we have to hibernate again. I believe things are ramping up again with COVI-19, so I’m grateful to have chances to see family and friends before it gets any more dangerous.

I got to spend 4 days with my grandchildren while their parents took a vacay. Since the family had just returned from a family vacay, the kids were happy to just be home. We played games, went swimming and had lots of fun. And of course, hung out with Bo, the sweetest golden doodle I’ve ever met.

We went fishing twice. The mountain looks soooo bare after our record heat wave. Wow.

Our grandson got married. They had a parents-only wedding, so we weren’t there in person, but we’re very happy for them.

I have been using my outside office a lot and getting quite a bit of writing done. Or did, until my schedule caught up with me.

We celebrated my sister-in-law’s banner birthday and my baby brother’s retirement from the day job.

Good friends visited from out of state. And, most recently, our 12-year-old granddaughter spent a few days with us. We swam, went to our local wildlife park, and ate lots of birthday cake for her birthday.

Oh, and we took author pics. She and I are writing a book. Her ingenuity and imagination, my editing skills. It’s been fun to work together on it and, if it ever gets published, I figured we needed good pics to show off, right?

So, after a busy month, I rolled right into another busy one. I’m working hard to be careful and am grateful that almost all of my extended family has been vaccinated. But come September, I’ll probably be more than ready to isolate for a while. 🙂

I hope you’ve had a summer filled with laughter and hugs. Careful hugs. Enjoy this time while we have it. I’ll leave you with a quote from Desiderata by Max Ehrmann:

“Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And wether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.”

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8 responses to “Ahh, Summer…

  1. Summer, my favourite time of the year and you have certainly been busy but having lots of fun too. Love those mountain and lake photos, looks so restful. Sadly autumn is creeping up on us and we’ve hardly had a proper summer here, or so it seems but life does seem to be slowly getting back to some semblance of normality. I hope it lasts. Enjoy what is left of August. 🙂

  2. I knew you life was busy but seeing it all out there in the blog all I have to say, is Wow, like Wow! Wow! Wow!

    Love the pictures and the author one is terrific. I hope we don’t go into lock down again. I’ll get a booster if they become available and like will do what I must to stay safe but I don’t and know other don’t want to go back to square one. Gosh thinking about it, we’re going to be ready for flu shots before we know it. Yikes time goes fast.

    Remember naps are good for you so try to squeeze some in around your busy schedule.

  3. Yep, everyone’s doing their thing over a couple months. Our numbers are starting to climb so I’m quite certain when August is over, I’ll be happy to hibernate again, at least for a little while.

  4. WOW – Your summer is chock-full of fun and good times. So glad you got to spend the time with the grands- congrats on the retirement for your brother and b’day wishes for all the gals!! And how cool that you’re writing a book with your granddaughter. I love it. And way to go on your own work. Cute pupper, too!

    • Thanks, and August feels just as busy. It makes me a little nervous as numbers keep climbing, but it is all family stuff and we are being as careful as possible. Come September, I’m back in hibernation mode.

      • Be careful (as I know you are)- I went to that shower and have weddings to attend in Sept and Oct, but I’m otherwise sticking close to home, too.

  5. Yep, just these family events, culminating with an outdoor wedding where we will be masked. Other than that, it’s close to home and after all this, it’s back in the cave for us.

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