Loving Summer

I’m sitting in a Starbucks right now having just finished my check-in phone call for my writing job. I’m feeling very important. 🙂 I have to say, I love this work and can really see making a career switch at some point.

Last night, C. and I were at home, hot, eating hot dogs and feeling sorry for ourselves for having nothing fun to do on the fourth. The streets were quiet, dead almost. We just haven’t done a great job of cultivating friends with kids. We’re kind of homebodies and I’m frankly a little socially anxious. Z. was perfectly content, hanging out naked at home, playing in his pool but we were feeling a little lonely.

After a dinner of hot dogs, we decided to check out the town celebration. Oh my god, I’m so glad we did! It was a great band, just enough people to feel like you’re part of something but not super crowded you know? Z. danced his heart out and we even saw some fireworks at the top of this hill but the lightning show was even more amazing. Z. fell asleep in the car and we drank beers on the porch and watched the neighbors set off illegal fireworks. Z. slept until 8am which is amazing for a 5:30am boy. With no pacifier so we’ll see. We’re definitely struggling with the whole big boy thing.

C. took the week off so we’ve been going to the beach pretty much every day from late morning until after dinner. Z. falls asleep on the way home and I dump his sandy body in his sandy bed. I love the beach in the late afternoon and early evening. It’s not so hot and the light on the water is so pretty. Loving summer!

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Right Now I’m…

Still having trouble staying in the blogging routine. With the cooler weather, I’ve been baking and cooking up a storm (bread and energy bars) to get us through the hot weather to come. I have a post started in my mind about public parenting that I want to share soon. Today we went for a lo-o-o-o-o-ng walk in Minuteman National Park and these are some pictures. Sometimes I can’t believe and am so grateful that we have such beautiful parks and conservation land in our Metrowest area!

How is your summer going?

The Trip

 

The weekend was full of hiking, waterfalls, cousins, good food, birthday parties, tomato planting, and siblings. A good, busy weekend which admittedly we don’t usually have. The busy part. No naps for Z meaning catch up with sleep this week. Long naps in the stroller while Mama does her errands.

And summer is coming! We planted tomatos and basil this weekend. The lettuce and arugula are up and we’re almost done with the radishes which are so spicy and yummy. A perfect start to the garden season. Zucchini and peppers and cucumbers are just starting and I’m crossing my fingers for some continued warm weather to help the peppers along. Herbs are coming in although next year I’m just going to do plants as I don’t think I’ll get much out of them. Maybe I can keep them going through the winter. And I’m just amazed at the blueberries!

Every morning I stand at the window with my coffee and stare out at the garden. I want to spend my days out there weeding and fussing over the plants instead of going to work. But so soon, so soon.

I wish I had more pictures for you. I love pictures on other blogs but I’m not very good about taking them. I’ve really been into instagram lately. The uploading process slows me down as my computer is getting older and slower and often I’m blogging from my work computer which means emailing pics back and forth. I’m guessing there’s probably an easier way, I just don’t know it.

I want to write some summer goals here in the next couple of days to keep focused. Goals about writing and planting and making and growing more of our own stuff rather than buying. My husband noticed my sister has lots of old antique furniture and is finally on board with thrifting instead of Target. He’s even making an easel out of our old, broken, illegal dropside crib so more on that.

How was your weekend? What are some of your goals for the summer season?

Radishes and Drawing

Right now I’m…

Loving instagram which makes my iphone photographs look so much better than they are!

Thinking I’m going to have to get a second job to keep Z in drawing paper.

Enjoying the short radish season and waiting eagerly for the sprouting arugula.

Remembering how active summer is when Z fell asleep yesterday on the living room rug.

Getting reacquainted with nature with Z’s obsession with all things frogs and turtles.

Wishing you a a wonderful week!