We all know this. It’s no mystery. Most times the weeks fly by – I don’t know what I did which day, nor what I ate for a meal, nor if it was cloudy or sunny. But the past couple weeks were different. I tried not to turn my computer on. I tried to spend as much time with Julia as I could doing things we both would find some bit of pleasure in. I didn’t return phone calls. I fell out of the loop…..
Today, I reluctantly will rejoin the loop….
We had a short summer – a quick four weeks without school and appointments. Just what summer should be like for a kid. It was fun if a bit short and without any official vacation away from our farm. The mail and e-mail has piled up. I wonder how I can ever weed through it all.
I often wonder how my mother made it through summer with five little girls – how she stayed sane and herself. Everyday I marvel at the happy life she made for us while sacrificing almost every bit of herself. Her love and the time and encouragement that she gave me has made me the person I am now. And for that I am so thankful and blessed, I know. Thanks Mom.
Julia went back to school today. Before Labor Day. What a horrible thing for a school system to do to a child and a family. I know they have their reasons. I’ve resisted this early school before Labor Day official first day for years – we usually are away. But this year, we didn’t have a good excuse and so there she sits in school.
The lazy hazy days of summer are over and (regrettably) life begins again. Butterflies and knots in the stomach for all of us.
BOOK PARTY - MAY 5-6
to celebrate the publication of my new book
CRAFTING A PATTERNED HOME.
Our colorful 1751 farmhouse will be open to the public. On view will be many of the projects that are featured in Crafting A Pattern Home along with many other things I have made over the years.
This event will be a celebration of the handmade. I hope the day will inspire you to add some pattern and color to your home.
The event is FREE. Books will be available along with some other things I have made. For more information and directions, see the EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE. Although tickets are not mandatory, it will help me get a count to know what to expect. Hope to see you here in western Massachusetts in May.