Today is my “last hurrah” day- the last free Friday of the summer. I was up early to work on one of the flower beds (thankfully Gary helped me!) and to walk around the garden for a few photos. The August garden puts forth its beauty rather begrudgingly – a blossom here and there. The lawn is trying to die. Annuals are withering. The trees are dropping leaves. But I did manage to find a few pretty things.
It will remain hot, hot, HOT for the weekend and far into next week. This too shall pass…
I’m having lunch with a dear friend today. She lives an hour away, but will be shopping in Durant, so she asked me to meet her. Seems a fitting end to the summer: I will begin my school year next week, and she will begin her retirement from teaching. I can’t imagine…yet.
I was thinking this morning about things I haven’t done this summer. I haven’t watched very many movies. I haven’t read many books. I haven’t cleaned as much as in past summers. I haven’t completed as many projects. I think I’m beginning to refine and define my life by fewer expectations. I’ve learned to say “no” more often. I enjoy doing five things well instead of trying to juggle twenty things that only leave me feeling disappointed and dissatisfied.
So I’m enjoying today. Not a bit of guilt about anything that doesn’t get done. I may not even do the dishes!
Have a great day!
P.S. No, I don’t know what that pretty white thing is; I’m guessing that it is a moth. If you know, please tell me.