Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Monday, August 10, 2015

Loving Every Day

This has been a magical summer for me. I didn't work or take any professional development classes; my time was completely free of obligation. The weather has been great, if a little lacking in rain, and I've spent a lot of time outside, most of it at the beach.



I haven't hung out with my daughters enough, but it's good when we do manage to meet up. This is a photo of Melissa crafting at a coffee shop with me one day last week; she embroidered, I knit, and we both drank good coffee. Such a sweet time. The relationship I have with my grown girls is so precious to me.

I have also tried to do a little extra organizing and cleaning at least once a week; the latest achievement was lining my refrigerator with cheery placemats in order to keep it clean and bright. I did the same with my food cabinets, and I quite like the new and improved look of them.

How are you spending your summer? I hope it's as nice as mine.



  1. I'm so glad you've had a lovely summer! All teachers deserve one.

    After Monsoon June, we've had Dry July and now it seems August will be dusty and thirsty as well. There are huge cracks in my landscape beds and the water rolls right off. Even gentle, soaking sprinkling can't seem to penetrate.

    I hope this Summer Of You translates into a terrific school year. Keeping fingers crossed!

  2. I give you credit for managing your summer well and giving yourself time to recover. Being outside a lot is healing, isn't it? Especially when there is ocean involved!
    Maybe next summer I'll be able to spend a day on the beach with you!