Last summer flew by in a blur of tendinitis pain and physical therapy appointments, but we squeezed in some family fun here and there to break up the routine.
Despite the pain, we had so much to be thankful for, and so many little joys to count.
This summer I have great hopes that I will be well enough to be more intentional with the wonderful gift we call summer. I know from experience that despite my best intentions, the warm summer months will go by all too quickly, so I decided yesterday that even though my spring housecleaning isn't done I needed to get started. Between grading tests and spelling dictation yesterday, I dug out my colored pencils and began to doodle. I know I am no artist, but somehow using a little creativity to express my short list of summer fun plans brought me simple joy.
As we wrap up this school year, prayerfully look ahead to our first year of High School at home for our Dreamer and make plans for the summer, I am praying that we will use our time thoughtfully, not just selfishly pursuing our own comfort and pleasure, but being a blessing to others as well - and I'm pretty sure that could include cranking out a batch or two of homemade frozen custard!
I've been looking through my summer clothes and realized that all of my skirts are boring practical solids and many of Dreamers are too - so that's why I added the funky floral skirt - I need to get sewing! I'm pretty sure there is something in my fabric stash that will make into a fun cotton summer skirt or two!
Are you summer time dreaming yet?
What special memories do you hope to make with your family this summer?