There have been some rather slow days around these parts the last week. All the coming and going with scheduled obligations are coming to an end this week and it is a very welcome part of the calendar. Everyone was starting to get burned out with all the expectations, obligations and so forth. It just got to be too much by now.
This week was a good one. Two days of events away from home. All the other days have been filled with puttering around the house, doing what needed to be done and more of whatever we wanted to do. The weather towards the end of last week was beyond perfect for Summer time here. Cooler temps, pleasant breezes and windows open for two whole days. It was an absolute dream. Quilt washing was taken advantage of on both those days. They all smelled heavenly after drying in the sun. One person was overtaken by it all and had to sit all wrapped up in her quilt so she could sniff it and feel the warmth of it drying in the sun. Whatever works for you.
I finished up one project and continued to work on another. I like working on whatever I want, whenever. Especially outside with the weather just perfect. It was hard getting anything accomplished with the whole knitting thing while outside though. Flowers are blooming and the bees are all over them. I'm so glad we planted more plants and flowers this year that attract the bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. It's so peaceful to sit and watch them all doing their own thing. Seeing all the different kinds of bees has been exciting for us. Baby bees, honey bees, bumble bees and even green bees come around everyday gathering all the pollen they can. I sometimes wonder how they can fly with all that pollen loading down their legs.
Reading has been accomplished during the slower days also. I even sat and read a book in one afternoon that was checked out for the girls. I just adore books like Brambly Hedge with all the cute stories and the adorable pictures. Such a wonderful imaginary place. The afternoon made even more pleasurable by sitting out back watching and listening to all the bird friends we have this year. Completing the afternoon with glasses of iced tea and my most favorite of summer snacks, fresh tomato, onion, cucumber salad. There is just no match to fresh grown veggies and being able to pick something off the vine and munch on it immediately. Perfect.
Now I just wait for the last day of scheduled busyness to pass tomorrow and hopefully more days like these last few will be ahead of us.