Thursday, June 6, 2013

Ah sweet summer

It's here!!!  Summer break has arrived.  I slept until 5:51.  I woke to the birds singing sweetly outside my open bedroom window.

I remember as a young girl waking in the summer to the soft calls of the mourning doves outside my window.  The sweet smell of pines came drifting through as well.  We all had chores to accomplish but after that we were free to entertain ourselves.  My favorite form of entertainment was to curl up with a good book.  I remember reading Little Women and crying openly at the death of little Beth.  

I have so many things I want to do I don't know where to start.  So today I will make a list.  A list which will have chores that need to be accomplished but also delights to refresh the soul.
A girls tea party
Canoeing with my DH
Camping at the river
Morning walks with Miss Chessie Blue

I hope you too are able to take some summer.  Some time to sit and refresh your soul.  Time to sit in the yard and enjoy all the beauty God has blessed us with.
a little bird


  1. I love your blog post today!!!! [and everyday].
    Summer is here, and how wonderful and blessed we are to wake up to the birds singing, the sun shining !
    I remember the carefree days of summer growing up, you are right, we had to get the chores done. Then the day belonged to us.. Oh how I wish our kids of today could feel this. They are so busy during and on summer vacation with all the extra activities, that they have no down time. It is really sad to me. Fewer activities in the summer would be such a blessing.[old grandma needs to hush.ha]
    Have a great day... and I think I will make me out a list too.. HOW FUN.

    1. I agree with you. Summer is so busy for kids they don't get to just enjoy the peace of it. I'm not sure why we have changed so much that every minute needs to be filled. What happened to just going to the local pool or better yet local lake and having a day to swim, splash, sleep under a shade tree... I loved Mayberry and wish it was still who we are.



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