Hey there! How’s it shaking?
We are a happy family this week…the first full week of summer, as in school finished last week. I always have mixed emotions about summer…while I love the ‘idea’ of not having a schedule, the anal me starts chafing mid-way through for the lack of a schedule.
As Rob just finished his high school junior year, this is also the summer of preparing college applications…ugh. My son is many wonderful things, but being organized and systematic is not one of them. I’ve set up my weekly wine deliveries, but any other suggestions are welcome.
I’m tickled pink, well…purple, with the progress of my garden thus far.
I don’t know about you, but I’m working hard to not be influenced by all the ‘yuck’ in our world. Here are 15 words you should think daily to be happy.
Summer brings more folks in our homes, which means more food in our fridge. Suggestions for keeping that fridge organized.
In our digital world, keeping our personal data private is going to be an ongoing challenge. Just a heads up, this site had way too much information on me and my minor children. If you want to opt out, follow the instructions here.
Lots of fantastic ideas for smarter gardening.
Along the same lines, how about some chemical free ideas to banish garden pests.
I’m carrying this passage by Ralph Waldo Emerson with me:
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day,
and no one owns the day who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely,
with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.”
Wishing you a wonderful new day, filled with new hopes and invitations.