It’s the twilight hours of June; fireflies are twinkling, rainstorms fill the sky and the sun is hot and heavy. It feels like Nature has forgotten the how easy and cool Autumn evenings are and how splendid she looked in winter’s white coat; instead, she has tied a gorgeous, leafy-green scarf around her hair and taken off.
Currently, in my world:
designing – These little beauties! I am really enjoying the simple pleasure of making cute doodles and calling them art … I’ve spent a lot of time listening to Pride and Prejudice while drawing and cutting these paper goodies.
enjoying – Some down time! May and the early days of June were very full with celebrations, family gatherings and even a funeral for D’s Dear Aunt. I’m glad to be back in our cozy home and continuing on with the routines and tasks I love so much.
Oh, I’ve also been enjoying going for walks more often. I had neglected my daily habit and am glad to be getting back into it; our area is quite hilly so I get quite a workout whenever I walk downtown or around the block. 🙂
ordering – This delightful book from the library. I’ve had a growing interest in using wild, edible plants and learning how to identify and utilize them. In fact, I’m enjoying this hobby so much I’ve got handpicked dandelion and clover dried beneath my bakers rack and chicory root in the cupboard. (Poor D has to listen to my “plant lectures” every time we venture out. “OH, LOOK! That’s PLANTAIN! Did you know you can chew that and then place it on your bruises and wounds!?! And over here, ECHINACEA!!!”
celebrating – My getting an Associates and … a special, not-yet to be revealed secret. (No, I’m not preggy. 😉
tasting – Home-grown cherry tomatoes! Our little apartment garden has been giving us an abundance of natural goodies. The lettuce was quite bitter so I moved the containers into a shady area and plan to clip the leafs earlier.
dreaming – Is dreaming about Christmas okay? 🙂 Ah, I cannot wait for the dreamy beauty of winter to be upon us.
Finally, I am dreaming about settling in with my Darling Man. Often, I dream of the “next big thing” or journey of our lives. Somehow, I’ve had a peaceful rest settle over me and I’m quite content to just dream about the current season we are in. How can I make home more home-y? Is there any way I can minister to those around me better? What small ways can I send love and care?
Dear Friend, what have you been about lately? Are you dropping from the summer heat too? Or, do you thrive on sweat and moisture? 😉
With love and a hot mug of coffee,
p.s. Don’t forget to stop by Charis’ place; she was the inspiration for these posts after all!