I was folding towels and staring out the window when I realized I was watching leaves falling to the ground. The summer really is coming to a close. It's certainly been a busy one and I can't honestly say I missed out on doing anything I had planned to do. The list wasn't all that long to tell you the truth. I think I truly just wanted to savor each day.
A new granddaughter arrived, we had three large pool parties for friends and a week of family time, a week of granddaughter time and horse camp, cousins visited, Murphy met Lucy and was mighty impressed.
Shari got her paperwork to tell us something that we all already knew, she was an excellent nurse.
The garden beds were put in even better order this year.
My garden may not look quite as tidy as it did in June but it's manageable this year.
The wildlife didn't disappoint me this summer, from the deer babies to the cocky coyote strolling down my driveway and the Blue Heron that has discovered our pond and frogs.
I managed to actually lose 8 pounds without even thinking about it or diets or anything to do with exercise. I think I just am finally moving faster with my two new knees.
Summer Twenty of Twenty Summers was excellent.
I didn't expect to sky dive or create any masterpiece. I'm happy with what I manage to create on a day to day basis.
My husband and I still manage to annoy and love each other. We can still finish each other's sentences, remind each other of what we forgot to do, laugh ourselves silly over something equally silly and just be with each other.
I'm taking Julie Prichard's journal classes in September and learn how to create some gorgeous journals. If you are curious or interested here's the link. http://lostluggage.typepad.com/the_land_of_lost_luggage/2009/08/win-free-art-journaling-online-workshops.html
I'm going to be moving my paint studio from the garage up into the new Marmalade colored room after the tile grout is done. There is talk about work being done on the barn studio. It will be exciting to finally move everything out into one space.
I traded banners and fiber postcards with my Internet friends.
I've met some wonderful new friends through SuziBlu's class, http://www.alovelydream.com/site/Workshops.html and Julie's Layer Love class: http://lostluggage.typepad.com/the_land_of_lost_luggage/2009/04/online-class-registration-now-open.html
I've met some amazing artists through my blogging friends.
So, although it feels like much longer than just three months I'm pleased.
Actually, I'm more than pleased I'm joyful. Life is good.
Create, make your soul sing. :)Bea