That’s the title of this post, simply because it’s an attempt at reminding myself what I need to do. Life has been moving in such a frenzied, hectic way lately that it’s been near impossible for me to relax at all.
Oh calla lily! How your sweet pink blush mesmerizes me…
Our 4th of July was very, very wet & soggy – which meant all fun outdoor activities were cancelled. There were flash floods and some local streets were under water, so this was not something to be trifled with. I made some awesome burgers and potato salad (which was a particularly good one) with corn. All-American I suppose.
I think the highlight last night for me was sneaking out to my front stoop, stopping to take a breath and hearing those lovely rain droplets. I find it interesting that the fireflies still come out at their appointed hour, despite the falling rain.
Watching & listening to Sydney and her BFF next door, running around and yelling in the rain with their little hooded towels draped over their heads, squealing every time they heard fireworks. (Which I have no idea who/where/how they were still setting them off. Crazy drunk people, just sayin’!)
In lieu of pics of last night, here’s my girl with her giant crabby patty lollipop….because, why not?
I wished I could recapture some of that childhood magic, when you live in that one moment and (truly) nothing else matters. It did my heart good to see my daughter being happy and giddy in the rain. For those of you in the States, I hope you had some fun (and more exciting) adventures yesterday.
Teeny, tiny Christmas tree (my own design) with elf, since I’m working 6 months ahead of schedule now! Sort of fitting to make this on the 4th, I think. We’ll see what this turns out to be.
Have a blessed day. Take a nap for me. ~E
“Lucy Pearl” by Jerry ‘Boogie’ McCain