Emily and I stayed home for a few days while Adam took a trip to visit his parents. I had grand plans to check a few things off my homemaking/home-improvent list (oh, that slipcover!!), but I immediately realized none of that was going to happen. We have a puppy! It's sort of like those newborn baby days when the breakfast dishes are still in the sink at 5pm and looking back on the day you really don't see a spare 15 minutes that could have been used to wash them. But how cute and lovable those busy moments are... so we just make peace and roll with it.
Aside from delayed and deemed unimportant chores, I am certain it's going to be months before my floors are truly clean again. We are in and out so much all day long, between the garden and this little guy. I shouldn't even bother putting the vacuum away. Probably best to just leave it out for a quick run when there is a spare 30 seconds. Thankfully, he's enamored with the vacuum so we can turn that task into a game. Also someday in the future? Items will return to our lower shelves. For now, out of sight, out of mind.
I wanted to mention that I've added an instagram gallery to the sidebar over on the right (click through if you're reading in rss). You can follow me on instagram if you'd like, I do find myself snapping a few pics most days and I don't post them here. To follow along, my user name is heatherbru.
Our blueberries are ripening! This year I do believe it will be at the pace of one handful at a time, but goodness they are sweet and wonderful. Next year I have a feeling there will be a more proper harvest.
There is something about a guy coming home from work with your favorite beer in one hand and a roadside bouquet in the other. A perfect summertime moment. Oh, to bottle such things and cherish them forever.
These summer days - they are full of light and quiet. They remind me of all that is slow, peaceful and possible in the world. It's all right there in front of me. My job is to become still enough, open-hearted enough, to catch every drop of it with my whole being.
The one fact that I would cry from every housetop is this: the Good Life is waiting for us - here and now.
~ B.F. Skinner