I’m sitting smack dab in the middle of my comfort zone: summer.
I’m living like I mean it. I’m a shell gatherer. A flower picker. A storm cloud watcher. I’m a bird listener. A porch sitter. Healthier. Happier. Whole.
Around the house, I putter at this and dabble at that. No pressure. Not many have-tos. I make my bed every morning and tumble back into it at night, satisfied. My blood pressure’s down, and my hope’s up. And yes, I have sorrows. But blessings too. So many blessings.
I thrive in summer. All steam heat and sultry days. Plenty of time and lots of the very best things to eat, see, and experience. In essence, I’m living all summer has to offer. Just picked fruits and vegetables. Digging my feet in the sand. Estimating the time I have on the hard sand before the tide rises. Endless and awe-filled gazing at our grand daughter.
All the important stuff.
Ive read this book
and this one
and this guide has helped me create more simple and healthier options into our cleaning caddy.
I’m paging through this new cookbook
and so thrilled to be spending more time experimenting with this one.
Feel good about using this sunscreen every day and loving the fresh, summery scent of these lemongrass essential oils in our laundry. These reusable produce bags are my new favorite shopping habit.
Cannot wait to try my new tripod (thanks to a couple of Christmas gift cards, a bit of extra time for a road trip here, and a really good deal.) Maybe one of these is in my future?
Yep. It’s summer. And I’m living like I mean it.
Headed here for the day!
Postcard to follow!
4 thoughts on “living like I mean it”
I love summer on the porch.
Except when it’s humid.
Then I love my air conditioner.
How wonderful it is to enjoy both!
Delightful! And I love the photo you’ve included here as I do the one of the boats you have on Instagram. Very serene. I have a love/hate with summer. The humidity here can be stifling much of the summer making it most uncomfortable to even sit on the porch. But there is much to be enjoyed and reading your blog is definitely one.
Thank you Debby! There is much to be savored here in New England before the breeze turns cold! The acorns are already beginning to fall from the trees! Your kind words mean a lot to me, and I thank you very much for reading!