Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Summer Days

I wish I could call this post Lazy Summer Days, for that is what I though we'd embark upon as June rolled around. But this month has been anything but lazy, and sadly, anything but summer. There have been kindergarten graduations, family and friends in town, lots of birthday parties and picnics, a home energy audit, babies to nurse and hold, and a new summer job for me. It has been busy my friends.

And then there is the Wisconsin weather - crazy to say the least. There have been a few beautiful days sprinkled in there, but mostly it has been at the extremes. Today feels more like fall than summer, and I find myself - still in my pajamas - cuddling up with my littlest in her sling for a bit of knitting time.

As I look at my calendar it does seem that things will slow down a bit over the next few weeks - or at least we might find our way towards a new summer rhythm. The newborn sleepiness has worn off, which makes it appealing to try to 'go all day long' and wear out the older kids. But I need to remember that summer is supposed to be about lazy days too - days that seem endless, but are full with the ordinary of the everyday.

I am knitting, but only here and there. Currently on the needles is Camilla Babe.


Juniper said...

I could not agree more, with last concerts of each of the three children, my stacks of exam papers to correct and rushing to sew for the next Art Market here I find the days hectic, but in a few weeks ...yes... with luck some lazy days. Am very curious how it feels to have four little ones, seems it is in our cards too! Sick with naseau at the moment! shhhhh early days.

Ann Wegner LeFort said...

Are you doing worker share at Vermont Valley?