Tuesday, June 16, 2015

hello there, friend,

the dog days of summer are upon us here in virginia... the heat and humidity are august-like. i rise early to walk or run before it's too hot and then spend the morning trying to rally my kids to do something other than watch youtube and ask to have a popsicle.

i find myself being frustrated with them, and then with myself and this whole ridiculous shame cycle ensues. as soon as one part of the house is cleaned up another part is thrown into chaos. the goals i have for myself for summer seem to be completely out of reach.

the antidote, at least for today, was the creek. we spent all afternoon swimming, rock sliding, catching crayfish, and looking for salamanders. i sat in a chair with my feet in the water, but never opened my book... in many ways it felt like meditation.