Okay, I tried. I really tried. But, the truth is, my ability to write is directly affected by my commitment to abstinence. I just do not feel comfortable putting pen to paper (metaphorically) without a glass of red next to me.
I don’t drink when I’m Grandparenting and since my sweet wee one left I have been under the weather …. Hence, the lack of blog postings lately. But honestly… to heck with it… I’m supposed to up my fluids and isn’t one fluid the same as another.. water, wine.. Just a sec… I am getting a glass of wine… don’t tell anyone……
Now, I expect the words will just flow……
Life has returned to some semblance of normal. If you were to visit us, and look around the place, you would think we are in the middle of a renovation. But, we have chosen to close our eyes to the unfinished siding, unbaseboarded walls, and the unframed windows. The deck railing is safe enough but not as good as it will be when the metal channels go on the posts… We have chosen to ignore it all and enjoy the summer.
It has been terribly hot lately with more heat on the way. Fortunately, living on the edge of the water we have had more than enough wind to keep us comfortable. Too much wind some might say as travel has been difficult.
We choose to consider ourselves still in the process of setting up the rain water collection project as the water tanks are still empty. We couldn’t possibly start a new project until it is done. By my estimate, that will be in the fall when the tanks are full.
In the meantime, I have been able to take time to harvest my lavender and make sachets out of the organza pockets I ordered on the google..
I tried to resume my second favorite pastime, reading but kept falling asleep. Either, I am reading the wrong book or I am still under the weather. In the mean time, I don’t think I have had this many afternoon naps since, well, since never. I’ll enjoy it while it lasts. There is something very satisfying about falling asleep sitting up in a rocker chair on the deck, in the shade with the water lapping at the rocks beneath me.
With the added advantage of the privacy our location provides ….no one can
hear my snoring