It’s August! How did that happen? With the whole world going more than a bit crazy, this has been an extraordinarily pleasant summer for me. I don’t ever want it to end!
We started the break off by visiting Jacob and Shawna in Walla Walla. It is so relaxing to visit with them. We saw their “new” house, which is beautiful, met their kitties, and did a bit of sight-seeing centered around finding good food. And we sure did. Lots of yummies to taste, including Doubleback wine and Walla Walla cheese.
At the end of June we welcomed our first granddaughter and second grandbuddy, Evelyn Joy. I was able to spend a few days in Philomath getting to know her. That was lovely. I spent most of my time keeping an eye on Benjamin and the cousins who are currently living all together. I’d forgotten how much fun it is to spend time with little boys. Benjamin has really become quite a little guy. With being mobile, he is a busy little guy who wants to keep up with his older cousins. The most fun was watching him jump on the trampoline with several of the cousins. Such silliness. He and I became buddies in that time. Such a sweet blessing.
Family has played an important role in this summer. In addition to spending time with Jacob, Shawna, Benjamin and Evelyn, we also spent time with Dan’s family. His brother Matt came over from Idaho with his wife and three of his daughters. So delightful to spend time with these people I love. We shared several meals with them, including one with some extra nieces, nephews and grands.
And the garden. I have managed to spend quite a bit of time out in the garden this summer. Things are beginning to look like someone is actually taking care of it. A lot of my seeds didn’t sprout, but we still have managed to eat well from the garden, getting plenty of brassicas. It’s just so nice to be outside in shorts and a tank top. This year hasn’t felt so pressured to get it all done. I’m just been plodding along making a bit of progress here and there. I imagine that when it’s time to actually head back to school I will feel a bit more pressure to get more done out there.
And, like I said in the beginning, it is August. In just a few short weeks I will be back to school. Whatever that means. I think I will try to get some training on Google done in little bits before I have to report for real. In the meantime, I’m going to try to pack as much summer into the days I have left.