Monday, June 26, 2017

#Microblog Mondays: Summer is HERE

Ah, the first Monday of summer.

It is glorious to not set an alarm clock; to still be in pajamas when Bryce leaves for work; to sit on the couch and read with my coffee. Today was sort of a boring day leading into summer vacation -- I did several loads of laundry, scrubbed out our kitchen sink and the dish drying rack that had gotten rather scungy, went to get my face waxed (oh PCOS, how you torment me), had a chiropractor appointment and then a therapy appointment. But, I finished my book (The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater, book four in The Raven Cycle, which is PHENOMENAL and I highly recommend), took a nap, talked on the phone with my best friend, and bought some perennials and hanging baskets at a farm stand before a crazy thunderstorm came and showered everything with small hail. It was a beautiful day, actually.

I keep lists in the summer to remind me both of what I want to accomplish and of what I actually did, so I don't fritter away the time too much as I attempt to melt into summer and then get some productivity going for house projects and prepping for next year. I checked most of the things off today, which felt good.

This week, though -- this week is all about relaxing and recuperating from a year that was difficult in so many different ways, and celebrating that I survived it.

One of my favorite spots to sit and read and enjoy the day. Can you see my friend to the left? It's a Painted Lady who came to visit and sun itself! 

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  1. I am so happy that you are filling yourself up with summer. Sounds like you have the perfect mix of effort and ease (as my yoga teachers say).

    Hello, Painted Lady!

    1. Yes! Effort and ease, I love it. And butterflies. :)

  2. You more than deserve a lovely Summer after all you have had to deal with! Good idea to have some lists so you can manage to get some productive things done too. But don't let yourself feel guilty at all for days when you just wanna laze around in your pajamas and catch up on your reading! It might be fun to try out some new recipes too.

  3. You definitely deserve some time to relax!! Enjoy!! :)

  4. I also think the lists are a good idea. It's so much easier for me to relax and do nothing after I feel like I really accomplished something. Have a great summer!

  5. I love lists. But make sure you get to relax and recover before you begin attacking your lists! Enjoy summer. (It seems like such a foreign concept to me right now!)