Monday, May 24, 2010


Only 3 ½ more days of school until summer… here we go… I look forward to it with both excitement and dread. Excitement because of the weather, the absence of jackets and boots and the task of rushing to find paired mittens. Being able to run in the early morning before the kids are awake and going. Not having to worry about driving to Denver in the snow. Having kids sleep late and watching their tan healthy bodies play in the park. Not having to rush everyone off to school whether they feel like it or not.

Dread because of the loss of my free time. Dread because another year has passed and my kids are closer to being grown and leaving me. Dread because the garden needs weeding.

This summer I will try to slow down and enjoy the moments. Remind myself of all that is good in my life. Enjoy the slower pace. I will read a book in the hammock and drink a cold beer in the backyard sitting beside the fie pit with my husband. I will let the kids stay up past their bedtimes and sleep until they wake up.

The weeds in the garden can wait.