The momentum of summer has taken over, and I find myself in places far away from the computer. It's refreshing.
In my absence:
The girls set up an outdoor living room, complete with a couch (see it at the top of the picture?)
We took an evening trip to the beach (this was taken at 7pm, and it was still 95 degrees)
And I've enjoyed some lounging around
Lately, I have an ever-increasing sense of dread, as these days tick by and I face the reality of my baby entering first grade--full day school for the first time. Come September, both my girls will be spending their days away from home, leaving this mama to fend for herself. Now, I have plans--big ones--to make good use of that time and grow my business, but this change is just so symbolic. This is the way it will be for the rest of their childhood. I know that's life, and that I'm being dramatic, but it's what I'm feeling at the moment.
What's a mother to do, but make the best of the time we have right now? To linger at the beach, play long card tournaments, and let them stay up late to watch Wipe Out, so we can laugh together--these are the current priorities. And when school comes around again, I'll kiss both girls goodbye with a pat on the bum, and rush home to make hay while the sun shines, reveling in this new phase of parenthood.
Until then , you can find me here a little less than usual. I'll be doing everything under the sun with my girls (except looking at the calendar).