Latte or Margarita - your choice.
Two sides of my summer.
Both photos taken on the same day.
I wish I could say they represent what a balanced life I am leading, but really July has felt more frenetic than balanced. I had a lot going on and threw myself whole-heartedly into one activity after another - be it finishing a very long law review article or meeting my book group for drinks and a mid-summer catch up. I've had very little time for blogging, blog reading or creating art, other than keeping up with the Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt.
If you could stop by and we could chat, I'd tell you that, although I'm glad that so much is getting accomplished, I have worn myself out a bit. I'm feeling a bit under the weather and spent most of yesterday in bed. Upstairs I can hear Paul painting the dining room. We've been having two of the bathrooms renovated, and the contractor was nice enough to patch some of the dings and divots in the walls there while he was doing the drywalling the bathrooms. I would tell you that while it will be really nice to have the two bathrooms done, it has been no fun living in a construction zone for the last two weeks (with about one more week left on the horizon).
I'd tell you that I got a new kitten from the kitten nursery, and while Frida is the best kitten ever, there is some work to taking care of her (especially figuring out how to make sure she gets along with the rest of the menagerie). She and the big cat are just fine together, and the dogs probably won't hurt her, but they're sooo big relative to her that I'm still being cautious about having them all out and about together.
I'd tell you that my son Henry's internship is going along much better since he asked if he could work with the marketing department (in addition to the research and evaluation work he's been doing). He seems to understand the purpose of the marketing work much more than the evaluation work. He's also playing soccer on two teams and spending a lot of time with his friends; he dropped his summer school class, as he was too busy to do it justice. Clara is moving along with her summer assignments for school - finished The Road; struggling through Beloved; ignoring her online writing class. But she is having a great, great time with friends. The latter is really important to me; it is great to see her happy. Plus, she's spending a lot of time volunteering (which means I'm spending a lot of time driving her around).
If you could stop by and we could chat, I guess I'd tell you that the summer is going by too quickly! That I can't believe that July is almost over and that I'm hoping August will be quieter, but know in my heart of hearts that it won't be. So, I'm just going to do my best to enjoy it and be grateful for all the good that's going on. And know that I will miss all the hustle and bustle once the fall rolls around.
Finally, I'd stop running on. I'd stop and ask how your summer is going. Is it quiet and relaxing? Or hectic and fun? I know both can be good and I wonder which you prefer.
And, before you left, I'd remind you that I put up a linky at the end of the month (this Thursday) for everyone who's doing the Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt to check in and let us know how it's going. It'll be there all weekend, and I'd urge you to stop by.
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