June 04, 2014
And Then June
And then it was June and a new season had bloomed. Honestly, summer is not my favorite season but the older I get the more I realize that there is something to love about every season. A metaphor for life too, I think. Hello pretty flowers! Hello fresh food! Hello sleeping in (til 6:30)! Hello not making breakfast and lunch for Emma every day! Hello reading wish list that I'm finally going to tackle! Hello thurnderstormy days!
We adore a thunderstormy day around here. All of us. Well except Millie who is afraid of loud sounds.
These past weeks have been full of dinners at friend's homes and dinners at ours, field trips, awards ceremonies and orchestra concerts. There have been loads of laundry, window cleaning, ironing and cookie baking.There have been magazines to read, a porch to build and flower planting. So much flower planting. Somewhere around 45 new flower friends. There was a trip to Missouri and a few days of farm living.
There was coming home. To this. Sigh. There has been scooter selling, porch furniture ordering and getting back to exercise routines.
There has been rain water collecting, wind chime listening and bird watching. But most all of there has been a deep need for some quiet in my life. Quiet to allow me to hear what's important. Choosing the quiet over the chaos. I'm finding I have less and less room in my life for chaos. And selfishness. And comparison. And negativity.
So a new season and a new view. And very soon a new view from my porch too. These are good days. Hope yours are too.