Somebody said to me today, “you know it’s August, so everyone is trying to cram in everything they hoped to do this summer.” Ugh, that feeling is the worst. It’s the same with Christmas. I always have so many plans to make the most of the holiday season and then it goes by before you know it. This summer, I keep reminding myself, we still have time. But even I am realizing that there are only so many days left. I’m trying really hard this year to just enjoy the little things and not rush it. I’m also trying to do some of the things that don’t require a lot of effort but feel relaxing. Like reading by the pool (The Nightingale. So good.), knitting with coffee, watching a crazy downpour.
Yesterday we went to check out an art installation on a trail in town and then went out to breakfast at a new diner in town. It was such a nice walk. I am so happy that there are people who take the time to give back to the community in that way. And breakfast was so good, too. Loving our little town these days.
We spotted several gourds finally growing the garden. We bought the seeds when we were in Paris in April and I am irrationally excited about having them for fall decorating. The chipmunks kept digging up the pots where I planted the lavender seeds that we also bought in Paris so these feel extra exciting. We also got to spend a little time checking out the bees this weekend and they are rocking. We are pretty confident that we will have a good harvest this fall. xo