But summer- now this is magical time to me. Maybe part of that is living here in Minnesota where there is such contrast between our seasons - I'm not sure.
Here's what summer means to me:
-Traveling with students, this year to Italy. What complete and utter fun to share with them the places I love and they have been learning about. I typically don't post pictures of my students or children but most of them are making such goofy faces that they are unrecognizable so I will break this self-imposed rule.
-Having time to cook like I want to. This is our dinner from last night, mushroom risotto. It was as good as the one we had in Sorrento and I had the pleasure of cooking with my daughter.
-Being able to sit and enjoy my patio, whether tatting or doing schoolwork (yes, really.)
Not too bad for plants who lived in the house during the winter. I'm so excited that the jasmine is going to bloom soon.
Scheduling things whenever I want to. Doctors, dentists and even lunch with Happy Bluebird this coming week! Hard to imagine that I might be excited about a mammogram but at least I can go any time.
Visiting my family. Since they live several hours away, I always make the origami mice for the following school year on the way. I don't do much origami anymore but I make these for each 6th grader and use them for teaching prepositions.
|Almost finished, just three more steps. (There are 40 more mice in two other cups.)|
What a wonderful life!