It sure is busy in these parts.
Trust me, I'm not complaining.
With the exception of 2 days of too much humidity, this summer has been glorious. Let me say it again, GLORIOUS.
The little guy is old enough to enjoy playing on his own and it's a real pleasure to witness his imagination running wild. This newfound independence has also allowed me to continue working on a number of projects before our next little bundle of joy arrives.
The garden is thriving and all is well thus far and with the exception of some fatigue, heart burn, and all things generally related to growing a child in your uterus life is good.
There's lots of crafty goodness going around in these parts. I just finished a custom growth chart for a lovely little birthday boy. I'm working with a few lovely folks on some custom memory quilts, and did I mention I do some program development contract work as well? Add to the list my desire to wander and explore and sprinkle in a few road trips and camping excursions and it makes for a very full summer. The work is getting done happily and will continue to as long as this little baby stays put until October.
Mr. Kokobaru and I have been slowly working away at a fun stop motion project to share soon. It was a blast shooting it. Very time consuming, but so worthwhile. It whet our appetites for more creative projects, but there's just not enough time is there? Home renovations, yard work, and general work-work, hasn't stopped us, just slowed us down a little (or a lot). And that's ok.
Some folks may not agree (possibly Mr. Kokobaru), but I think I've relaxed a bit over the last few years in regards to 'getting things done'. I used to stress out about fixing up the house, the garden, creative projects, and on and on and on. I'm getting a bit older and maybe a bit wiser (big maybe). I'm learning to enjoy the process more and stress less about the 'getting it done right now' part. There's no rush. There's always going to be more to do. The basement will get finished one day, the yard is getting better every year. It's the process that's the important part. The time spent working together, planning, dreaming. The breaks to play and explore and enjoy this fleeting life we get to share together. It's very freeing to be moving into this state of mind, very freeing indeed. I don't know if it's age, or parenthood, or what, but I've got to say I'm enjoying life in a different way these days. Finding myself being more present, more content.
What about you?
How's your summer going?
Any exciting plans or goals you've set for yourself?
Little bird did pretty well with his first camping experiences. Rocking it at both Longpoint and Sandbanks. Our last night was a bit rough when he decided not to go to sleep until very late, but aside from that he enjoyed his first genuine camp fire meal, Smores, roasting marshmallows over an open fire and sleeping in a tent. Lessons were learned, patience was required, but all in all a great experience.
Maker of things. Lover of colour and texture and contrast. Thinker & creator. Daughter, sister, partner, mother, friend. Mighty woman.