Thursday, July 14, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Dinner bakes in the oven, the sun sets behind the church steeple, my wet hair continually falls into my face, and the symphony of evening creatures has gradually become louder and louder. Soon the lightening bugs will glow and a damp mist will cover the lush grass. This is summer. This is sweetness.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
One never knows what the day will hold. As Ollie (the new bike) and I set out on our morning errands, we never expected to see a gumball machine wave at us from the shinny window of the antique store.
After doing a double take, almost crashing, and quickly looking around to make sure that no one had spotted us, we continued to frolic about the town, stopping at the bank, post office, health food store, and pharmacy.
With all of our errands done, we stopped, Ollie and I, and made that nifty gumball machine ours. It's also worth noting that rather than toss my broken bicycle basket, I fixed it this morning with some strong binder's twine. Yay for making-do and saving myself $20.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Sunshine, breakfast, coffee and conversation on the patio combined to form the most perfect start to a fun Sunday. In fact, it was so fun that we sat there for quite some time, refusing to acknowledge that time was ticking by.
CT enjoyed some quality time with her Papa Bear, and although it looks as through she may attack at any moment, she was finishing up a yawn. It’s a “ruff” life that little one has.
Later on, it was a spur-of-the-moment happy hour with the neighbors, followed by walking to a local restaurant for dinner. Does it really get any better?
Thursday, July 7, 2011
I surprised myself today by making a pink pompom. If you ask me, it makes the perfect topper for this sweet baby hat. Now, I’m rather afraid. I’m envisioning late nights with large cups of coffee…. making millions of pompoms in gazillions of different colors. This could be the start of something crazy fun.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
There’s something quite wonderful about topping off my morning with a healthy and homemade breakfast sandwich. I headed off to yoga and pilates at 5:00 AM, came home, brewed some java, snipped some chives from my herb garden, and whipped up the perfect balance of protein and carbs.
The entire house smells like a little home-town café. If only I had some yellow and white gingham curtains and scruffy wooden floors….
Monday, July 4, 2011
This miniature flag has a rather funny story behind it. One day, you see, it magically appeared outside of our house, placed just so, in the flowerpot. I thought "The Flag Committee" was out and about. Ninja thought the same thing.
As it turns out, there isn't any such organization. The "Flag Committee" emerged as my mama, and of course, Mamoo's lovely spirit.
Saturday, July 2, 2011
The day started perfectly, with breakfast at my favorite little diner. Now, it's fireworks night and time for patriotic garb.
Friday, July 1, 2011
She proudly returned three books, and we headed home…stopping, per her request, every now and then to check out the yard sales.
As I was walking with CT this morning, I was setting little goals for myself…a bit of this, a bit of that. I’m a goal setter, that’s for sure.
Since I’ve found myself enjoying every morsel of summer vacation, I realized that I want to document it all and capture the joy of each day. The problem—time. Yea, I know. Time constantly causes me problems. Simply put, there’s not enough of it.
But, I decided I could still do it. I’d keep it simple.
So, here’s the plan:
I’ll take at least one photo of something each day.
I’ll limit myself to 50 words of explanation (unless I feel overly moved or blessed with copious amounts of time-ha!).
We’ll see how it goes.