Tuesday, July 8, 2014

All Is Quiet On the Blogging Front

Like water slipping through an open hand, there's something elusive about summer days.  They keep streaming by, one right after another, and then I notice a new row of slashes across my calendar designating that another week of life has been lived.

In light of all this living, I've been quiet on the blogging front this past week.  How have you been, my friends? 

We celebrated the Fourth of July with family and friends by eating, watching fireworks, and arming my children, niece, and nephew with small-scale explosives (all in the name of America, of course.)  It was glorious.


We've savored the evenings when we've sat around our fire pit, happy with our thoughts and conversation, listening to the crackling wood, and periodically swatting at air when the smoke wafts in our direction.  I smile when my husband adds logs to the fire, his pleasure evident, because it supports my belief that there's a bit of a pyromaniac in every man.

The days have rolled by with various activities, too.  I painted a wall in my family room that had been scratched, scuffed, nail-holed, and hand-printed into submission, which felt like a significant victory.  On top of that, I finally began to refinish the end table that I snagged at a garage sale, and I started stenciling a few decorative canvases for the girls' bedrooms.  (I can't wait to show the results when I'm done!)

I've made our weekly trek to the library for summer reading, had friends over for dinner, taught the kid's class at church on Sunday morning, and watched the episode of Brother vs. Brother that I had missed.

Basically, it's been regular, nondescript summer life -- kids in the backyard, dirt trampled on the floor, hair pulled back in a non-committal-ponytail kind of life.

I wouldn't want it any other way.

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5 comments:

  1. Sounds like a lovely summer so far.

    I hear you on living life. We've been doing a lot of that too... minus the projects (I've been a little slack in that way). Library trips, water fights, and field trips to different places have filled our days. It's been good for us too.

    Wishing you a wonderful day my friend.
    xoxo

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    1. You had a good run of projects for a while, I recall. (I still fondly remember you sharing on your blog the little footstool that you re-upholstered so nicely!) Of course, water fights are really good, too. :)

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  2. Regular, nondescript sounds like a perfect summer day! Summer does seem to be flying by, doesn't it?

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    1. It IS flying, Lisa! Not that this is bad, but it feels downhill when we hit the 4th of July, although that makes no sense at all because there are still weeks to go. Perhaps it's the fact that Wal-Mart has their back-to-school displays up...

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  3. What a great time you are having this summer. Enjoy the laid-back life and time with your family :-)

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